The Cape boys' track team has awakened from a long period of dormancy.
Last Saturday at the Keith S. Burgess Invitational, the Vikings pushed indoor state champion Caesar Rodney, got their attention and placed second in the 12-team field as the Riders won 156-133 with Sussex Tech in third with 75 points.
"We lost eight points when our second-place finish in the 4-by-400 was disqualified when a turn judge called our runner for being on the line for too many consecutive strides," coach Matt Lindell said, adding, "Mike Miller had a test to take, which caused him to miss the shot put, costing us maybe 4 or 6 points there. It was a major step for our program; we had athletes scoring all over the place."
The Cape girts, two-time defending Division I state champions, placed third in their meet with 89 points behind Smyrna with 152 and Caesar Rodney. Lake Forest was fourth with 73 and Sussex Tech fifth with 56.5 points.
The Cape boys got big points in the jumps behind Jeremiah Cohen and Lucas Reis, who combined for 45 points in the long, triple and high jumps; and with Sam Young's eight points in the pole vault, that is 53 in the four jumping events.
Mike Miller won the discus with a throw of 122-feet-10-inches.
The Cape 4-by-100 relay team of Tyreik Burton, Raekwon Dukes, E.J. Fountain and Maurice Mills ran 44.8, good for third; while the 4-by-200 team of Burton, Dukes, Wardell Allen and Mills ran 1:32.06, also for third place.
Mills also placed second in the 400 meters, running a 53.5.
Austin MacElrevey, second in the 3,200 and fourth in the 1,600, contributed 12 to the team total.
In girls' events, Kadijah Doughty won the shot put with a throw of 41-9 and placed second in the discus to Sarah Hillman of Polytech.
Cape will host a monster double dual meet Tuesday, April 16, welcoming Caesar Rodney and Dover. Field events begin at 3.30 p.m.
Complete results of the Keith Burgess meet can be found at www.directathletics.com.