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SD girls’ team wins meet, boys’ squad 2nd

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | May 03, 2018
Photo by: lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur track & field athletes, freshman Morgan Davis (300-meter hurdles), competes during Monday’s meet in Berlin.

(May 4, 2018) The Stephen Decatur girls’ track & field team won Monday’s seven-school meet in Berlin, while the boys’ squad came in second place.

“I thought this was one of our better overall finishes of the year,” Decatur Coach Jody Stigler said. “We are coming along OK as we get into our championship meets.”

Decatur’s Lady Seahawks scored 167 points in the victory. Broadwater Academy was runner-up with 114 points, followed by Snow Hill in third (99.5).

Scoring points for Decatur for finishing eighth or better were: seniors Emma Stubblebine (200-meter dash, fourth, 30.7 seconds; 400-meter dash, second, 1:10.9) and Diamond Rounds (shot put, sixth, 22 feet 11 inches), juniors Dori Krasner (800-meter run, second, 2:47.6), Erica Hicks (800-meter run, fourth, 2:59.2; 3,200-meter run, third, 14:56.6), Adriana Serpe (100-meter hurdles, second, 18.8 seconds; triple jump, fourth, 27 feet 3 inches) and Noelle Dennis (pole vault, second, 6 feet 6 inches), sophomores Mikayla Denault (1,600-meter run, first, 6:14.3; 3,200-meter run, first, 13:33), Zehra Mirza (1,600-meter run, eighth, 8:42.1), Bridget Buxbaum (high jump, second, 4 feet 6 inches), Ava VanDornick (high jump, fourth [tie], 4 feet 4 inches), Caela Berrie (high jump, fourth [tie], 4 feet 4 inches) and Mae Purnell (long jump, seventh, 11 feet 8.75 inches) and freshmen Jabria Lewis (100-meter dash, fifth [tie], 14.1 seconds; 200-meter dash, third, 29.9 seconds), Tatyanna Hose (100-meter dash, seventh [tie], 14.7 seconds), Jessica Janney (400-meter dash, third, 1:11.9; long jump, third, 13 feet 3.25 inches; triple jump, second, 30 feet 6.75 inches), Giana Cauble (400-meter dash, seventh, 1:20.6), Ashley Nauschuetz (100-meter hurdles, sixth, 21.1 seconds), Morgan Davis (300-meter hurdles, sixth, 1:06.3) and Alexis Graybill (long jump, eighth, 11 feet 2.25 inches).

Stubblebine, Janney, Dennis and Krasner crossed the finish line first in the 1,600-meter relay race (4:57.3).

Denault, Mirza, Krasner and Hicks won the 3,200-meter relay race (12:18.8).

The 800-meter relay team of Lewis, Berrie, VanDornick and Serpe took third (2:03.1).

Senior Jaden Spence joined Purnell, Serpe and Lewis for the 400-meter relay event. The girls placed fourth (59.9 seconds).

Snow Hill won the boys’ competition with 209.5 points. Decatur scored 145 and Nandua came in third with 82.5 points.

Decatur athletes who scored points for the team were: seniors Montrel Moore (100-meter dash, third, 12 seconds), Jack Reimer (1,600-meter run, first, 5:27.8; 3,200-meter run, second, 12:00.2), Spencer Carbaugh (high jump, second [tie], 5 feet 6 inches; triple jump, fourth, 34 feet 10.75 inches), Billy Timchula (pole vault, fourth, 8 feet) and Joel Niles (triple jump, sixth, 31 feet 3.75 inches), juniors Daymont Mercer (200-meter dash, fourth, 24.7 seconds) and Theophilius Hobbs (high jump, fifth, 5 feet 2 inches), sophomores Nathaniel Bradford (400-meter dash, seventh, 1:03.7), Carter McClendon (800-meter run, seventh, 2:25.8; 1,600-meter run, second, 5:33.5), George Cheynet (3,200-meter run, third, 12:09.4), Sam Rakowski (300-meter hurdles, seventh, 48.9 seconds) and Eric Bontempo (shot put, eighth, 31 feet 9.5 inches; discus, third, 104 feet 1 inch), and freshmen London Drummond (200-meter dash, second, 24.3 seconds; high jump, fourth, 5 feet 4 inches), Maddox Bunting (400-meter dash, fifth, 59.7 seconds), Liam Foley (1,600-meter run, fifth, 5:42.9; 3,200-meter run, fourth, 12:14.5), Kyler Stubblebine (110-meter hurdles, seventh, 20.2 seconds; triple jump, seventh, 25 feet 1.75 inches) and Noah Selt (pole vault, sixth, 6 feet 6 inches).

All four of Decatur’s relay teams came in second place.

Teams included: 400 meters - Mercer, Moore and juniors Tyler Bernal and Jonathan Santana (47.7 seconds); 800 meters - Mercer, Moore, Drummond and Bernal (1:38.8); 1,600 meters - junior Chad Fischer, Bunting, Moore and Rakowski (4:01.2); and 3,200 meters - Cheynet, Rakowski and sophomores Matt Brown and Richard Poist (9:30.5).

Decatur will compete in the Bayside Conference championship meet on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Cambridge.

“Decatur athletes need to work really hard between now and Baysides, and try to improve as much as possible. Also, we need to have the mindset that we are all going to run our best race on Wednesday,” Stigler said. “The team race is pretty wide open this year.”

Sixteen Bayside schools will be represented during the meet. Stigler expects the Decatur squads to finish in the middle of the pack.

“If we have a couple of good performances, maybe a little higher,” he said.

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