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P, ape Gazette SPORTS & OUTDOORS TUESDAY, MAY 20 - THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 ; Megan Hart, Maurice Mill and Sam Young win state track titles Saint Georges relay teams coached by Kai Maull By DaveFrederick fredman@capegazette.com The DIAA State Track Cham- pionships saw the Padua Pandas blitz the field in Division I with t92 points, outdistancing second place Caesar Rodney's 85 and Middletown's 60. The Cape girls were 10th with 20 points while Sussex Tech scored 19 and finished in Uth. Megan Hart of Cape won the state title in the high jump by clearing 5-feet-2-inches on her last jump. Hart was at a loss for words; she just ran around hug- ging people including her dad along the fence, coach George Pepper and her high jump mates Keren Rams and Romy Stancof- ski. "It makes a tough year all worth it to see Megan get a state title," Pepper said. Tatnall won the Division II meet with 90 points ahead of second-place Hodgson with 82. Saint Georges Tech was third with 69. In the boys' competition Cae- sar Rodney rose up and won the Division I crown with 92 points with Dover at 82 and Newark at 75 rounding out the top three. Cape placed seventh with 45 points. Maurice Mills was state champion in the long jump at 22-feet-11-inches while Sam Young captured the pole vault clearing 14 feet. Tatnall won the Division II state title with 135 points fol- lowed by Caravel with 101 and Saint Georges, coached by Cape graduate Kai Maull, with 85 points. The season-ending Meet of Champions begins at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, at Dover High School. DAVE FREDERICK PHOTOS SENIOR MEGAN HART stands with coach George Pepper after winning the state title in the high jump with a leap of 5-feet-2-inches. Saint Georges track coach Kai Maull joins his four sprinters who won the 400 and 800 relays. Shown are (I-r) Zack Bowe, Austin Warren, Maull, Keyjuan Selby and Taronn Selby. Elizabeth Sparks, who ran four events and sang the national anthem, hands off to Alyssa Mocci - also a singer - in the 4-by-200 relay. Maurice Mills, center, takes the handoff from Wardell Alien on the anchor leg of the 4-by-lO0 relay. Cape placed third in 43.7. Cape boys' lacrosse beats De mitr 17-2 for Henlopen Conference crown Vikings host Brandywine May 21 to open tournament By Dave Frederick fredman@capegazette.com The first north versus south Henlopen Conference Champi- onship game for boys' lacrosse was contested May 17 at Cape's Legends Stadium. Earlier in the day, the entire sports schedule had been washed away. "We are playing anything short of lightning," Cape Athletic Di- rector Bob Cilento said earlier in the day. "Both teams want to clear the game off the decks." Cape swabbed the decks and tossed the furniture overboard in the first period, jumping out to a 6-0 lead against a physical and fast Delmar team that brought half the population from Wildcat Country with them. Cape moored at the docks where the big boats float with a 17-2 victory and started to get ready for theupcoming DIAA tournament. The Vikings, who improved to 12-3, are the No. 2 seed andwill open at home Wednesday, May 21, versus Brandywine. If Cape wins, the Vikings will host the winner of Archmere and Caravel Saturday, May 24. Delmar dropped to 11-3 and opens tournament play at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, hosting Mid- dletown. Scoring for Cape against Delmar were Luke Benson 5, Michael Hopkins 3, Blake Mann 3, Todd Keen 2, Jeb Monigle and Hank Coveleski. Assists came from Benson 2, Hopkins 2, Mann 2, Monigle, Lopez and Ott. Delmar goals were shared by Hunter Gillmore and Ernest Leatherbury. Cape's Luke Benson scores one of his five goals on the night. Senior middle Justin Lopez rolls away from a Delmar defender. DAN COOK PHOTOS KYLE ORTON PASSES to down low to Blake Mann during the Vikings' 17-2 win over Delmar in the Henlopen Conference Championship May 17.