Ocean City Today

SD indoor track teams finish 11th

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Dec 14, 2017

(Dec. 15, 2017) The Stephen Decatur girls’ and boys’ indoor track teams both finished in 11th place during the 27-school, season-opening meet last Wednesday at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill.

“We didn’t get very much production from our field events, which hurt our overall team score,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. “I think we will get better in those areas, so it is still a work in progress. We are still trying to figure out where everyone fits in.

“[The] most impressive performers were [sophomore] Gabrielle Izzett, [junior] Dori Krasner and [sophomore] Caroline Gardner for girls and [senior] Jack Reimer and [sophomore] Austin Cheynet for boys,” he added.

Kent Island won the girls’ competition with 72 points. North Caroline came in second place (62), followed by James M. Bennett (51). Decatur recorded 20 points.

“I thought the girls did a little better than I expected,” Stigler said.

Lady Seahawks who scored points for the team for placing eighth or better in their individual events were Krasner (800-meter run, third, 2:44.6), Izzett (1,600-meter race, fifth, 6:10.8) Gardner (800-meter race, eighth, 2:52.96), freshman Elizabeth Pivec (pole vault, seventh, 6 feet 6 inches).

The girls’ 3,200-meter relay team of Gardner, Izzett, Krasner and senior Laila Mirza crossed the finish line fourth (11:13.40).

The girls’ 1,600-meter relay team of Krasner, Izzett, Mirza and sophomore Alyssa Romano came in eighth place (4:56.91).

Parkside won the boys’ competition with 86.5 points, followed by Cape Henlopen (83) and Kent Island (59). Decatur tallied 17 points.

Scoring points for Decatur were Cheynet (800-meter run, fifth, 2:21.86), Reimer (3,200-meter race, seventh, 11:31.84) and junior Chad Fischer (500-meter run, fourth, 1:16.86),

Cheynet, Fischer, Reimer and sophomore Sam Rakowski took fourth in the 3,200-meter relay (9:40).

Senior Montrel Moore, juniors Zack White and Tyler Bernal and freshman Kash Reyes came in eighth in the 800-meter relay (1:46.52).

The next meet is scheduled for Wednesday beginning at 2 p.m. in Snow Hill.

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