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South Decatur boys victorious in Lancer Relays


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South Decatur’s boys won nine events Friday to cruise to the Edinburgh Lancer Relays title.

The Cougars finished with 135 points and had wins from Shane Ogle and Luke May in the shot put (79 feet, 3 inches); the 4x800-meter relay team of Justyn Clark, Dillon Cowins, Nick Grisson and Sam Studler (9 minutes, 53 seconds) and Chris Meadows in the 110 hurdles (16.73).

Meadows, Nick Benge, Josh Campos and Studler won the 4x100 relay (45.45); while Studler, Grisson, Cowins and Justin Clark took the distance medley relay (12:10). Campos, Benge, Tristan Ralph and Tyler Wamsley won the 4x200 relay (1:42). The shuttle hurdle relay team of Wamsley, Byron Hiley, Meadows and Raoph took first (55.9) and Meadows, Studler, Brandon Malott and Campos won the 4x400 relay (3:47).

Hauser finished third with 80 points, with their lone win coming in the discus from Ryan Christy and Pete Trotter (258-7). Edinburgh finished fifth with 18 points.

“This is always a good tournament to hold,” Edinburgh coach Derrick Lacey said. “All of these teams look to have fun with the competition that is here, and with the throwers competing in some of the relay events, it makes it even more fun.”

The Hauser girls won five events to finish second. Southwestern (Shelby) won with 105 points, followed by Hauser (90), South Decatur (81), North Decatur (55) and Edinburgh (50).

Jordan McDaniel and Danielle Sneed combined to win the high jump (10-1) and the long jump (28-4), while Hannah Shoaf won the 1,600 (6:15.3) for the Jets. Shoaf, Maleah Bates, Abby Honeycutt and Brittany Young took the distance medley relay (8:23.42) and McDaniel, Bates, Mackenzie Young and Shoaf captured the 4x400 relay (5:07.2).

“This was a good environment for our girls,” Hauser girls coach April Dalton said. “We have a lot of fun at this meet, and we like to switch things up so everyone can have a chance to compete as much as possible.”

South Decatur’s lone win came from the shuttle hurdle relay team of Olivia Watkins, Olivia Fry, Ashley Hamilton and Anekah Bower (1:09.15). Edinburgh won the sprint medley relay (2:18) and the shot put relay (1:04).

“I was satisfied with our team’s performance today,” South Decatur coach Bethany Fromer said. “We take this as a way to loosen up before big competition later in the year, and it sometimes opens our eyes to girls being in relays in upcoming meets.”

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