Cape Gazette

Caesar Rodney boys win Henlopen Conference Track and Field Championship

Dover second while Cape is third
By Dave Frederick | May 14, 2013
Photo by: Nick Roth Cape sophomore Nestor Bermudez competes in the 110-meter finals against Sussex Tech's Ta'Jon Thomas.

Caesar Rodney is the prevailing DIAA state indoor track champion and finished the regular dual-meet season undefeated. They were expected to dominate the Henlopen Conference Meet May 9 and 10 and delivered, scoring 167 points followed by Dover 118 and Cape 96.

Cape had a lone conference champion in Jeremiah Cohen in the high jump at 6-feet-4-inches. Cohen also placed sixth in the long jump at 20-7 and third in the triple jump at 43-4.

Counting  the pole vault as one of the four jumps, the Vikings lived up to their tradition as "Jump Street" in the Henlopen Conference by scoring 35 points in those events.

Austin MacElrevey, a junior varsity infielder on the baseball team last spring, placed second in the 1,600 meters with a personal best of 4:33, second in the 3,200 in 10:06 and eighth in the 800 in 2:05. He contributed 18 points, easily Cape's top performer on the track.

Cape's 4-by-400-meter team placed second to Caesar Rodney with Wardell Allen, Maurice Mills, Raekwan Dukes and Solomon Cox combining for 3:32.7.

The 4-by-100 team of  Tyreik Burton, Dukes, E.J. Fountain and Mills took third in 44.3 while the 4-by-200 team of Burton, Dukes, Allen and Mills took third, running 1:32.9.

Mike Miller took second in the discus with a personal best of 134-feet-9-inches while junior Peter Leskovac placed fifth in the shot put with a personal best 43-5.

Cape will compete in Division I in the upcoming DIAA State Championship Track and Field Meet May 17 and 18 at Caesar Rodney High School.

Cape's Jeremiah Cohen takes a leap in the triple jump event. Cohen finished fourth in the meet. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Cape junior Austin MacElrevey eyes the track ahead in the 1,600-meter final. MacElrevey finished the event in second. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Tyreik Burton ran the first leg of the 4-by-200-meter relay for Cape. The team finished third. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Cape junior Maurice Mills takes his turn at the triple jump. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Cape freshman Wardell Allen runs the third leg of the 4-by-200 relay. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Cape sophomore Derek Legates cleared 9-6 in his first Henlopen Conference championship meet. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Solomon Cox Cape and Jake Bamforth of Cape lead off the 4-by-800 relay. Tech ran 8:38, good for 4th, while Cape at 8:50 placed 5th. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jeremiah Cohen won the high jump at 6-feet-4, moved the bar to 6-feet-7 and narrowly missed. "I still have two more meets to set a personal record," he said. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Maurice Mills jumped 21-feet-7 for 3rd in the long jump. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Senior Henry Phalen of Milford powers to victory in the 3,200-meter run, breaking the magical 10-minute mark with a 9:59. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
T.T. Hazzard and Sonny Landis battle in the 4-by-800 relay.
Ryan Thomas of Milford won the long jump at 23-2, then came back the next day and won the triple jump at 49-0. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
During the Friday trial in the 100 meters, Devon Horton of CR won the heat; to his left is Tyreik Burton who did not advance to the finals. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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