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Maull breaks 25.year-old long jump record at co-ed relays Cape girls and alumni Long Jump flashbacks.,. to compete at Penn Relays this weekend. " During the spring ofe }972 track &amp; field season, 25 years ago, jumper Les Freeman of "tracktown" Slaughter Neck sprinted down the runway for Coach Tom Hickman and flew from the takeoff board a distance of 22 feet, 10 inches. The dis- tance set a new Cape Henlopen long jump record which has be- come one of the most popular milestones to go after in the tough Cape record book. For the last quarter century, a long list of Cape jumpers have won the event at different meets. many have been crowned Confer- ence Champion, some even State Champion; but one thing for sure over the years - Les Freeman still owned the roord. That all changed last saturday. afternoon, April 19, as Cape Ju- 6ior Kai Maull stood at,the top the runwaY at the annual Co,Ed Relays.. Maull sprinted down the run- way and used every ounce ,of tail:. Wind t0 leap a distance of 23':V'" and shat{er fiie record to be0me the first Cape athlete to clear the twenty-three foot barrier during the season. I mention "during the season" because former Cape standout Willie Savage, who is Cape's only three time state long jump champion and owns a na- tional triple jump title, also jumped over 23 feet in Junior Olympic summer competition be- tween his junior and senior year at Cape. "I feel honored to break the record. I just learned how to long jump, so I think I can jump far- ther," said Maull. Maull, also a standout in foot- ball and basketball, took up track just this year and is currently among the top three athletes in the state in his four events of the long jump, high jump,2(X)m dash, and 400m dash. "I don't believe he knows his capabilities andhe'H do muchbet- ter as the season goes on," said Kai's coach Ed Waples. When I talked with ledgendary Coach Hickman about the record, he seemed puzzled that Maull's long jumping career is only two weeks old, "With the kind of speed be has and strength from the quarter, it's no telling what he could do in the intermediate hurdles or triple jump," said Hickman. Hickman also added that Kai's father, Gilbert Maull, hung around prac- tice when he was in elementary and junior high while Freeman was long jumping for Cape. "Gilbert never missed a practice and he turned out to be a hurdler, so there's hurdling ability some, RUNNING TIM BAMF(,RTH where in Kai." Cape track fans are quickly finding out there are a lot of new abilities in Kai Maull everytime be laces up his spikes. Former Cape Heniopen State Long Jump Champions: Les Freeman (1972-20'10", 1973-22' 1"), Jimmy Allen (1975- 20'7"), Ham 21' 9") cViffee 22' 1"), Rod Smith (1983-2t'8"),- " Chris Rickards (1986-21' 10"), Sam Dukes (1989-21'4"), Willie Savage (1991-20'II", 1992- 21' 10", 1993-21'3"). Former Cape Henlopen long jumpers listed among the Confer- ence Meet all-time top 10: 4th - Vincent Glover 22'9"; 5th - Blaine Daisey, 22'8"; 6th - Les Freeman, 22'5". Other Cape Henlopen long jumpers well over the twenty foot barrier:. Continued on page 68 Me Jkmn photo Kai Maull competing in the long jump event For information, call the cham- ber office, 684-I101. Milton Chamber bm tournament April 27 The Milton Chamber of Corn-, merce holds the Annual Open Bass Tournament Sunday, April 27, 7 a.m.,3 p.m. at Wagamou's Pond. A few spots are left and fisheffolk can pre-register at the chamber office or at the new Tackle Shack on the main street in downtown Milton. The tourna- merit is open to all; and registra- tion is $50 for two anglers in a boat. There is a $500 first place prize and there are four additional cash prizes. There will be complimen- tary gifts for those who register, and food and refreshments will be available.. t swim dasses start April 28 The Sussex Family YMCA will offer "YMCA Splash," a program aimed at teaching children basic water safety and swimming skills and registration is scheduled for April 21. Classes will be held at various times Monday throfigh Saturday, beginning Monday, April 28. YMCA youth swim lessons are structured around low student- teacher ratio, qualified and patient instructors and a clean and safe pool. For more information, call ei- ther Cheryl Baldwin or Lydia Schmierer at the YMCA, 227- 8018, or stop in the Y for a brochure ..... CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 25. May I, 1997 - 67 _ ....... - "" " . .....  .....  ....  ,,'....* i" '=*:=-'-=.  ............. . ........ , . , , % ....... .: " .f _ .......................... .... -- ...... "w%''- ::" ". .......... -: ....... ...... 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