Caesar Rodney boys win Henlopen Conference Track and Field Championship

Dover second while Cape is third
Cape sophomore Nestor Bermudez competes in the 110-meter finals against Sussex Tech's Ta'Jon Thomas. BY NICK ROTH
May 14, 2013

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.