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Seahawk Track Teams Win Again

BERLIN – The Stephen Decatur boys’ and girls’ track teams took top honors during the April 7 six-school meet at Seahawk Stadium in Berlin. 

The Decatur boys’ squad scored 262 points to win the competition. Parkside was second with 123 points. 

Seahawks who placed first in their events were Dan Cericola (200m, 23.2 seconds; 400m, 53.3 seconds), Shameal Stanley (100m, 11.4 seconds; triple jump, 38 feet .5 inches; long jump, 19 feet 3.5 inches), Chris Hurley (800m, 2:11.7) and Brad Hollowell (pole vault, 13 feet). 

Decatur Coach Pat Russo said Greg Petersen had a standout performance in the high jump. His jump of 6 feet 4 inches was just shy of the school record (6 feet 6 inches), which has stood for more than 10 years.

Hurley, Brett Lueders, Lance Ward and Dan Winters outran their competition in the 3,200m relay race (9:01.2). Cericola, Hurley, Winters and Hollowell were victorious in the 1,600m event (3:42). The 800m relay team of Stanley, DJ Johnson, James Mapp and Kyle Kelly won their race in 1:35.5. 

"The boys did very well. It was a good meet for us," Russo said. "The weather conditions weren’t good and we have a few injuries that caused us to scramble around a bit, but we came out fine."

The Lady Seahawks were also dealing with several injuries and illness, but the squad earned a 71-point victory. The Decatur girls’ scored 184 points and Parkside was second with 113. 

Crossing the finish line first in their races were Isabella Iampieri (300m intermediate hurdles, 53.8 seconds), Jessica Galuardi (100m high hurdles, 17.8 seconds), Ravyn Saunders (400m, 1:04.2; 800m, 2:39.1), Chloe FauntLeRoy (1,600m, 5:53.4) and LyVea Oliver (triple jump, 27 feet 9 inches). 

Saunders, Carly Bodolus, Liz Davidson and Kelly Cosgriff won the 3,200m relay race (10:50.4). Iampieri and Alex Saunders joined Ravyn Saunders and Bodolus in the 1,600m event, which the foursome won in 4:36.9. 

"The girls did well," Russo said. "We had to rearrange some things because we had some girls out, but the girls we put in did a nice job. Everyone performed quite well."

Decatur’s next meet is scheduled for April 14 at 4 p.m. in Berlin.