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Decatur boys’ and girls’ swim teams log wins over QA

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Feb 01, 2018

(Feb. 2, 2018) As the season is winding down, the Stephen Decatur swim teams picked up another win, both earning victories over the Queen Anne’s Lions on Tuesday at University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne.

The Decatur boys’ squad outscored Queen Anne’s, 119-48.

“The boys swam well, and posted some good times,” Decatur Coach Steve Deakyne said. “At the moment the boys team is still undefeated … everyone has been working really hard in practice lately and that has shown in their performances in the pool.”

Seahawks who won their events were: senior co-captain Kevin Williams (100-yard breaststroke, 1:11.10), junior Chase Deickman (50-yard freestyle, 24.66 seconds; 100-yard freestyle, 55.28 seconds), sophomore Richard Poist (100-yard butterfly, 1:02.01; 100-yard backstroke, 1:06.52) and freshman Jack Slaysman (200 IM, 2:22.85).

Poist, Williams, Deickman and senior Ryan Duncan took first place in the 200-yard medley relay race (1:54.56).

Slaysman, Duncan and seniors Liam Deck and co-captain Hayden Zaiser outswam their competition in the 200-yard freestyle relay race (1:41.25).

Poist, Williams, Slaysman and Deickman won the 400-yard freestyle relay event in 3:50.64.

The Lady Seahawks topped the Lions, 95-71.

“The girls did great despite some illness and injuries. Most of our points came from second-, third- and fourth-place finishes, so it was a total team effort,” Decatur Coach Mary Hathaway said. “The girls look good going into our final meet and regionals. We need to focus on fine-tuning and on improving our starts and turns to cut as much time as possible.”

Decatur swimmers who won their events were: freshman Alexis Rakow (50-yard freestyle, 27.78 seconds; 100-yard backstroke, 1:04.99) and junior Abby Crisanti (100-yard freestyle, 1:02.87).

Crisanti, senior co-captain Jamie Ditzel, junior Allison Hunter and freshman Taylor Barrett were victorious in the 400-yard freestyle relay race (4:22.21).

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