Clearing the decks: Championship season for spring sports
Clearing the decks - The University of Delaware on the women’s side and University of North Carolina Wilmington won the Colonial Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 2 and 3. Paige Morris set a Delaware record, winning the triple jump in 41-feet-2-inches. Hannah Pepper was fourth in the heptathlon - seven events. Her numbers were 16.07 for the hurdles (PR), 5-feet-3-inches in the high jump, 30 feet in the shot put, 26.8 in the 200 meters, 16-11 for the long jump, 82-1 in the javelin and 2:25 in the 800 meters (PR). Shanel Dickens ran a PR of 2:13 in the semifinal heat of the 800 meters and came back to run 2:19 in the finals, good for eighth place. Alec Faust, running for North Carolina Wilmington, ran a personal best 56.74 in the 400 hurdles for sixth place.
Alec Perry, former Cape lacrosse star playing for Division I High Point University, was tournament MVP in the Big South Conference after scoring six goals in the championship game. Perry, who graduated last week, had 40 goals on the season. High Point will face Notre Dame in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, which begins Friday, May 9.
The end-of-season college lacrosse men’s championships for all divisions will be at M&T Bank Stadium the weekend of May 18. Salisbury University is the No. 1 seed.
The women’s Division III Championships also find Salisbury as the No. 1 seed. Gettysburg College will host the championships the weekend of May 24
The Beacon Middle School girls' track team walked the entire dog pound May 2 at the Rich McKinnon Invitational Middle School Championships held at Mt. Pleasant High School. Beacon scored 140 points; the next closest school scored 90.
The tone was set when the 4-by-800 team of Zoe Callard (2:45), Mel McVoy (2:54), Olivia Brosesky (2:45) and Logan Shuttleworth (2:43) upset Tatnall in school record time. Beacon would go on to win the 4-by-200 with Rose Minni, Katie Frederick, Zoe Scott and Alia Marshall in another school record, 1:53.5, then come back to win the 4-by-100 with Annie Judge, Frederick, Minni and Tamesha Cannon in 54.7 seconds. Beacon closed out its relay dominance winning the 4-by-400 with Zoe Scott (1:04), Rose Minni (1:09), Logan Shuttleworth (1:10) and Alia Marshall (1:07).
Annie Judge also won the 100- and 300-meter hurdles. Marshall captured the long jump and 400 meters, and Scott won the high jump, backed up by Marcella Sabbagh in second.
A crew of Beacon girls is coming off consecutive undefeated seasons in track, field hockey, basketball and track again.
Andrew Weir, 14, a locally known beach runner and soccer player running for Great Valley Middle School of Pennsylvania, set a meet record in the McKinnon Invitational, running the 800 meters in 2:08.
Sea Colony will be the site of the Henlopen Conference Boys' and Girls' Tennis Championships. The boys' preliminaries are Thursday, May 8, and the girls' Friday, May 9.
Championship rounds for both boys and girls will start Saturday, May 10.
The Henlopen Conference Track and Field Championships will be held at Dover High Thursday and Friday, May 8 and 9. Track finals will begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. This is the first year the championship finals will not be run on a Saturday.
Cape baseball, 7-6, has five games remaining, and four opponents have winning percentages of .700 or better. Time to get busy - the state tournament begins now.
The Atlantic U15 lacrosse girls remained undefeated with a 12-10 overtime win at Talbot County. The game was wild after the Atlantic goalie was red-carded and tossed in the first half for allegedly slashing an attacker stepping into the crease.
Two road races this weekend, the CHEF 5K for the Cape Henlopen Educational Fund along with the Daffodil Dash 5K for Autism, attracted a large field of runners, lots of families and teachers helping support kids.
The scheduled game of
Delmarva Rugby at Beacon last Saturday just disappeared, proving “you can’t cover what you can’t discover.”
Cape grads Carey Webb and Patti Fichter Webb ran another successful Beach Bash field hockey weekend at Cape.
And assistant Cape lacrosse coach Bill Lingo was the prize at a team pre-practice Saturday scavenger hunt as he was dressed like a player - in female uniform. Bill is a great sport; the coaches make sure that Cape’s high-intensity program remains fun.
Go on now, git!