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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 28- March 6, 1997. 63 Cape's Barkauskie takes secoml in state high jump was scheduled to take part in the Girls Mile Relay where they fin- ished second in their heat with the season best time of 4:40.7. "They all ran their personal records for the season and they re- ally wanted to be their compet- ing," said Albright. Christina Hopkins ran a strong leadoff leg of 68.9 and "finally re- alized how good she could be", Albright said, while Barkauskie ran second in 71.0. Carol Ann Dulin turned in a 70.8, while an- chor Carrie Litke ran a strong 69.8 after opening with a 200m split of 30.5. "It was great to end the season on a positive note, and see the girls compete so well," said AI- bright. Congratulations to second place finisher Lindsey Barkauskie and the Cape boys and girls on their season. The spring sports season is scheduled to begin on Saturday, March 1 as veteran Coach George Pepper will add another season under his belt for the girls, while second year coach Ed Waples will head the boys team. Pepper will be assisted by co-coaches Jamie Hill and Cathy Ward. Both Hill and Ward were standout hurdlers A small group of Cape Hen- lopen girls traveled north to the University of Delaware last Satur- day to spend the long afternoon at the Delaware State Champi- onships against all the high school teams in the state. On the girls side of the action, freshman stand- out Lindsey Barkauskie finished with a surprise silver medal as she grabbed second place in her first State Championship high jump competition. Both Barkauskie and Kerry Widener of Caesar Rodney tied for first and then went to a marathon jump-off which kept the crowd in suspense. The final two athletes went from 5'0 to 4'10 on three occasions, jumping six times after they had tied, making it one of the most exciting events on the day. Barkauskie jumped amaz- ingly a total of 14 times in the competition, while the average high school jumper might jump a total of six to eight times in a nor- mal competition. "For a freshman she competed incredibly," said a delighted Coach Eric Albright. "She rose to the occasion three different times and the competition was just so intense." The excited Barkauskie, who leaped 4'10" back in January at her first high jump competition at the Salisbury Invitational, was fi- nally credited with a jump of a 4' 10" clearance in front of the large crowd. At the recent Tower Hill com- petitions, Barkauskie didn't break into the top three jumpers, but on Saturday she rose to the occasion for eight points for the Vikings. Widener, who was backed against the wall on three different occa- sions, finally won the event with a jump of 4'11", while Betsy Lazzeri of Ursuline was third on misses also at 4'10". Cape also Barn/Pollack St. pbo " Lindsey Barkauskie shows the form that earn,,  her a see- ond place finish in the state high jump competition. for the Vikings, as Hill still holds the Cape 300m hurdle record. Waples, a one-time Viking sprint- er, will be assisted by indoor coach Albright, a standout runner out of Brandywine High and the University of Delaware. Pepper, who is stationed this year at H.O. Brittingham Elementary in Mil- ton, informed me that Albright will handle both the girls and boys distance crew. The Vikings will host a handful of home track meets this season,, as well as the annual Cape Co-Ed Relays in April and any former Cape track- ster or honest looking adult inter- ested in helping out as an official at the meets would be appreciated. Come on out and cheer on the Vikings this season and support Cape track and field. March begins long road Just around the corner is the month of March, better known by runners as the month it all begins. Roadrace events ranging from road miles to marathons across the country get started in March and by April almost every weekend is filled up with a run or walk for the community to participate in. Things are no different here in Delaware as the 34th annual Cae- sar Rodney Half-Marathon will host hundreds of runners up and down the hills of.upstate Wilm- ington on March 16, while the Spring Walks for Rob Dickson take place in Lewes on Sunday, March 23 to kick off a long list of Seashore Strider events that will take Sussex Countians through December. The Slower Sussex Harriers will also host their first annual 5k event and mile walk from West Seaford Elementary School this same weekend. The Seashore Striders will host three events in their Spring Series with two in Lewes and one in Sel- byville, while the Masser 5 miler & Youth Races will lead off the summer series. The Striders last year attracted hundreds of runners and walkers across the East Coast who took part in the Champi- onship Series. The Championship Series will be no different this year with runners meeting quali- fying standards by competing in five 5k events and one 5-mile event throughout the summer months. Unlike many other statewide series combinations, there is no entry fee to be a part of the Strider Championship Series and all qualifiers will be presented plaques at the end of the summer season. Interested runners or walkers can learn about the Seashore Strider events through the Road Runners Club of America or the Slower Sussex Harrier web pages on the internet. Applications for the summer events can also be picked up at the Cape Gazette or at the Lewes or Rehoboth-Dewey chambers of commerece. Run- ners can also learn about the up- coming events or the weekly Grove Park Walking & Jogging Club by calling the race hot line at 947-1772. Upcoming spring events Sunday, March 16 - Caesar Rodney Half Marathon to be held at Rodney Square in Wilmington beginning at 11 a.m. with the 5k. Saturday, March 22 - Not Quite Ready For the Ides of March 5k Run to be held at West Seaford Elementary School begin- ning at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 23 - Spring Walks (3k, 5k, 10k) for Rob Dixon to be held at Cape Hen- lopen High School beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 29 - April Fools Run & Walk to be held at Cape Henlopen State Park begin- ning at 9 a.m. LEWES FISHHOUSE & PRODUCE 1130 Highway One 5 Points, Lewes, Delaware I I IIlllmmll/m0000 [00sos Salmon l *5.99 lb. I -- While suppliell last-- W" V CLOSED MONDAYS Retail & Wholesale Open Tues.- Sun. - 12 - 6:30 All Yeafl Fri. Sat.- 11- 7 644-0708 Gas or Pellet... A Full Service Dealer. 671 Hwy. 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