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CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, August 15 - August 21, 1997 - 87 Maull takes gold, Graviet bronze at AAUs in Carolina By Tim Baraforth Cape Henlopen's Kai Maull ac- complished an achievement this summer that any top high school athlete would dream to match. Cape's record holder in the long jump not only captured one Na- tional Championship, but added another National Title last week- end in Char- lotte, North Carolina. Every sum- mer in the United States, there are four National Track & Field Champi- onships that are held for MAULL the cream of the crop of top high school ath- letes. The National Scholastic kicked things off in June, fol- lowed by the United States Ju- niors in early July. The USA Ju- nior Olympics were held at the end of July, followed by the AAU Nationals just last week in early August. Maull, the newest name in the national rankings, surprised the long jump country in June by leaping a foot farther than his pre- vious best of 23'7" to win the Na- tional Scholastic with a distance of 24'7.75" and more importantly beat the national leader in Mike Newell. "I didn't know what to expect at my first big meet, but the intensity level was so great that I knew this competition was not like Delaware. It was for real." said Maull. Maull did not compete at the US Juniors or Junior Olympics, but elected to head back to Carolina Track Country for the AAU Championships at UNC Charlotte held last Thursday. With 51 jumpers in the field, in- cluding four of the top six in the country, Maull stood on the run- way in third place with one leap remaining and a best of 24' 1". "The longest jump at that point was 24'5" and the number two guy in the country (Jamoura Fun- derburk) was leading. I was just hoping to get all the board and 1 was thinking I could still win the competition." Maull used the whole board to leap 24'7" and win his second Na- tional Title of the summer and make him the jumper to beat when track rolls around again in No- vember. "Kai's late grandfather Joe Maull was Cape's number one supporter and you can bet that Joe's telling everyone in heaven about his long jumping grandson," said longtime track legend Tom Hickman. "There is a Maull tradi- tion that has come through Cape and I'm not even going to name them because I'll miss someone. But I will say there wouldn't be any tradition without the Maull family. They're not just great ath- letes, but great people as well." Two time National Long Jump Champion Kai Maull is keeping the tradition alive. Graviet Takes Bronze By Dave Frederick Matt Graviet won the bronze Briefly Henry Briscoe By Dave Frederick Henry Lee Brisco, who graduat- ed from Cape Henlopen in 1973, was a legendary athlete during the early years of the Cape District following consolidation. The local sports community and the extended Cape Henlopen fam- ily were saddened and shocked at the passing of Henry Lee Brisco last August 12 due to heart failure. In the fall of 1972, Brisco teamed with quarterback Henry White as Coach Bill Muhleisen unleashed the most explosive run- ning attack in the state of Delaware. Henry went on to earn all-state honors and played in the Blue-Gold all-star team. On the track, Henry's athleti- cism and blinding speed made him a state champion in the 220 yard dash as well as a member of Cape's dreaded sprint relay teams, which he anchored to state titles in both the 440 and 880 yard relays. There he was among the state's best. "Henry Brisco was also on the first Cape team to win a first place plaque in the mile relay," said for- mer Coach Tom Hickman. The team of Irv Stevenson, Henry Brisco, Brad Waples and Emery Howell brought the gold medal back to Cape." Henry ran second and when he got the baton he was way in back and when he handed off we were way ahead," Hickman said. The Tom Hickman-coached teams, which featured athletes like Henry Brisco and Henry White, won three consecutive state cham- pionships without losing a meet. Henry graduated from the Uni- versity of Delaware and was em- ployed by the state of Delaware and worked at the Stockley Center in Georgetown. He was a BRISCOE deeply reli- gious young man and also worked in the trustee department of the St. Peters' Friends Church in Cool Spring. "Henry brought his four boys to Seashore Strider practice and he was a father who seemed very much involved in their lives," said Tim Bamforth of the Striders. Henry's sons, Henry Jr., Antonio, Isaiah and Dominique are all ex- was a three sport standout tremely talented athletes accord- ing to Coach Bamforth, and first class people just like their father. Henry's daughter, Tielene Aikens, lives in Milton. LOAD medal at the National AAU Junior Olympics held last week in Char- lotte, North Carolina. In a real test of ironman attributes, the Cape Henlopen junior wrestled 18 matches dur- ing the week which includ- ed seven in a single day. The winner of the tourna- ment had to suck weight to get to 275 pounds on his GRAVIET 6'6" frame and is two-time North Carolina State Champion. The silver medal went to a low center of gravity block of granite that tipped the scales at 5' 9" 275 pounds. Est. 1958 The five-day tourney ran from _Pl 111 00e'sk:n '" August 4 to August 8 and was played out under near perfect weather conditions and plenty of Continued from page 86 excitement as the blue marlin cat- 156.5 pounds, Art Kelly of Wilmington caught on the "Insti- gator" worth $2,000. Top Boat--"Bluewater Edi- tion" of Hampton, Va., 580 points. Top Angler--Michael Hushen, Broomall, Pa., "American Lady," 388 points. ", :l.'4.qt ! ;IO I):l, agll.:IJ egory leaders changed daily. The 75.5 pound white marlin caught on the first day of the tour- nament by Craig Dranbauer of Baltimore held on all week to take the top prize money of $366,000 in the 24th annual White Marlin Open. Dranbauer was fishing aboard the "Enticer" when he reeled in his winning catch. - l. il e'U*l':i i:, :ll:,')l .) .O*:, On In Stock Matt at 6'4" 230 pounds was named to the AAU Junior Olympic All-American team. Lewes Little League to hold closing ceremonies The Lewes Little League will hold its closing ceremonies Satur- day, Aug. 23 starting at 5 p.m. at the Little League Complex. All children and their families are invited to attend. The League will provide hot dogs, hamburg- ers, and sodas. Families with boy players are asked to bring a side salad or snack, and families with girl players are asked to bring a dessert. HAZZARD Electrical Contractor L.P.I. Cert. 959 645-8457 645-9060 1-800-610-8457 CERTIFIED LIGHTNING PROTECTION P.O. 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