Vikings head to Delaware State Track & Field Championships

May 21, 2021

The Cape Henlopen Vikings will take part in the Delaware State Championships this Friday and Saturday at Dover High School.

The following is a preview of the Vikings who are in the top eight athletes in the state in each event:


Shot put, Josiah Miller, second; 3,200, Ryan Baker, third; discuss, Josiah Miller, fourth; 110 hurdles, Jordan Baines, fifth; 800, Julian Callaway, sixth; 1,600, Ryan Baker, sixth; triple jump, Nate Loucks, sixth; 4-by-800 relay team, sixth; pole vault, Jakob Hayes, seventh; 4-by-100 relay team, seventh; 4-by-200 relay, seventh; and 3,200, Lance Kauffman, eighth. 


4-by-800 relay team, second; 400, Reagan Ciabattoni, fourth; shot put, Mehkia Applewhite, fourth; 300 hurdles, Taylor Johnson, fifth; 800, Tia Jarvis, fifth; 4-by-400 relay team, fifth; pole vault, Lainey Shockro, fifth; triple jump, Reagan Ciabattoni, sixth; discus, Hailey Archambault, sixth; high jump, Aya Daisey, sixth; 4-by-200 relay team, seventh; and 800, Hannah Maney, eight. 

Good luck to both teams at the Delaware State Championships.

Cape girls’ 4-by-800 history

The Cape Vikings recently finished the 4-by-800 relay in a season-best time of 10:05, bettering their previous best of 10:29 with the team of freshman Hannah Maney, junior Tia Jarvis, sophomore Lexi Dougherty and junior Emma Duffield. The Cape girls’ program has had a history of doing very well in this event in post-season action, including the conference and state championships throughout the years. Here is a look at some of the Vikings history in the 4-by-800 relay.

The Vikings have never won an outdoor state championship. However, in 2010, the Vikings’ team of Ali Coning (2:33.0), Rachel Sadowski (2:36.6), Shanel Dickens (2:30.4) and Rebecca Pepper (2:20.9) ran 10:01.03 to win an indoor state championship. The Vikings hold the Henlopen Conference outdoor record of 9:39.6, set in 2010 with the same team, while they also have the fifth-best in the conference at 9:57.5, set in 2011 with the team of Coning, Megan Hart, Liz Sparks and Dickens. The eighth-best in the conference also belongs to Cape with the team of Cris Snarsky, Marty Shue, Tanya Heim and Sonja Friend, running 10:00.7, while the ninth-best is also blue and gold with the team of Coning, Sparks, Madison MacElrevey and Dickens running 10:01 in 2012. Over the years, it has been a safe bet that the Vikings will step to the track in May with a competitive 4-by-800 relay team.

Masser 5-Miler

The 28th annual Masser 5-Miler will kick off the Seashore Striders Racing Series on Sunday, May 30 at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. Join the Seashore Striders for one of the longest-running events at the beach. The event is named after and will remember the late Doc Lee Masser who passed away September 2020. Masser was instrumental in starting the Seashore Striders Racing Series back in 1990 and continued to promote the beach races he loved so much right up to his passing.

The flat and fast course will begin at Cape Henlopen High School and pick up the trails along Gills Neck Road and Freeman Highway before returning to the high school by way of Kings Highway for a finish on the track. To register for the event, go to Come celebrate what Doc has done for running and racing at the beach with the Masser 5-Miler.


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