Austin MacElrevey wins distance double at conference meet

Sussex Tech boys win 4-by-800 in school record time
Austin MacElrevey, front, and Sam Hete battle early in the 3,200-meter run. BY DAVE FREDERICK
May 12, 2014

Two days of Henlopen Conference track and field competition May 8 and 9 at Dover High School yielded an array of fast times and stellar performances.

The Dover boys won the Henlopen Conference crown with 144 points followed by Caesar Rodney with 138.5 and Cape Henlopen with 92 points.

The girls' championship was won by Smyrna with 154 points followed by Caesar Rodney 152.7, Polytech 81, Sussex Tech 69 and Cape Henlopen 62.

Austin MacElevey was a double winner, finishing the 3,200 meters in 9:47 and coming back the next day to win the 1,600 in 4:27.6.  Both races were personal records and ranked him among the all-time elite distance runners in Cape history.

Cape also won the 4-by-100 meters relay with a team of Tyreik Burton, Raekwon Dukes, Wardell Allen and Maurice Mills with a time of 43.1.

Tim Roberts, an Indian River senior, won the high jump with a leap of 6-feet-0-inches. Ryan Thomas of Milford won the long jump in 22-9 and triple jump in 47-5.

John Flamer, a Lake Forest junior, won the shot put in 51-0.

The Sussex Tech 4-by-800 team of Elias Harmon, Sam Hete, Victor Rueda and Sonny Landis ran 8:12 for a gold medal and school record performance.

Anshe Boyer of Cape had a good day on the track, placing second in the 200 meters in 26.1 and fourth in the 100 in 12.9. Megan Hart was second in the high jump at 5 feet.

Rebekah Mills of Caesar Rodney won the 1,600 in 5:20.2 followed by Roxanne Ramirez of Sussex Tech at 5:27 and Madison MacElrevey of Cape at  5:29.2

The DIAA State Championship will be contested at Caesar Rodney High School Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17.

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