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3O TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012 t. Cape Gazette I Wicked Sunday morning fog produces a few no-shows By Dave Frederick on the track from hurdles to fredman@capegazette.com sprints, relays to distance. Hard to believe that with such The Cape track bus rolled a facility in place the blue-blood- north at 7 a.m. Sunday morning ed Hens dropped the men's track through a fog so dense that the program after 100 years because Chicken Man sign north of Mil- 'lit was too costly." ford read Chick Ma. Cape came to play at this track The Delaware Holiday Classic carnival - minus a few "no began at 9 a.m inside the shows"-and the developing Delaware Fieldhouse, a cool, old boys' program of coach Matt Lin- school facility that transforms in- dell placed fourth out of 17 teams to a venue that can accommo- with 58 points. William Penn was date two shot put circles, a pole first with 83, followed by Lake vault and high jump pit, long Forest 82.5 and A.I Dupont 75. jump runs and multiple events The Vildngs leftat least 20 points Anshe Boyer in the lead, center, and Kierstyn Miller, left, rumble down the track in the 55-meter dash. home from athletes who thought the meet must have been on a two-hour delay. Cape's 4 by 800 team of Austin MacElrevey, Javon Sample, Amir Conley and Ryan Thornburg placed second to William Penn in 8:58. MacElrevey and Conley each broke 2:10 on their relay split. Conley came back to cap- ture third in the open 800 in 2:09 while MacElrevey was second in the 3,200 in 10:21. Lucan Reis placed third in the high jump at 5 feet 8 inches and fifth in the long jump at 17-3. "Jumpers in December are way below personal bests, it just takes time," Lindell said. Sam Young jumped 11-0 in the pole vauk, good for fourth, while sprinter Raekwon Dukes was fifth in the 55-meter dash at 6.9 seconds and also ran a 55 second 400 meter split on a relay. Mike Miller placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 39 feet 8 inches. The girls' team of coach George Pepper placed sixth with 36.5 points. Padua won the meet with 115 followed by Delcastle Tech with 97. Kadijah Doughty, on loan from the basketball team, won the shot put with a throw of 37 feet 1 inch. Aaliyah Resse was sixth with a 29-2. Juli Kyritsis was fifth in the Continued on page 31 AUSTIN MACELREVEY of Cape goes Pop Tart on toasting the field with a 2:10 split. DAVE FREDERICK PHOTOS the opening leg of 4 by 800, e jump or nm or voice so deep he made Barry White sound like Aaron Neville was wearing a Cape uniform and called me coach, to which I re- sponded, "Do I know you?" We both laughed because really, who cares? Hanging out - A seasoned track athlete becomes a self-suf- ficient competitor; he or she knows how to prepare for an ncongruence - I remember event, how long it will last and I taking a Cape team to an what is the recovery time until indoor track meet at the next event. Indoor track or Widener College 30 years winter track is all about bus ago. A huge athlete with 19-inch rides and crowded field houses neck supporting an aircraft car- der head screwed onto a 400- pound body stepped into the shot put circle. He looked confi- dent and coached up, slid across the circle and let a roar that rat- tled the exposed field house pipes. The 12-pound shot put barely got away from his body. I don't think I had ever seen an 8- foot throw before. Greg Rowe of Voodbridge, coached by Bill Degnan, was next and the stu- dious- looking athlete threw it 58 feet. The 8-foot thrower with a filled with high school teenagers with hours of down time inter- spersed with burst of energy. Distance runners have the toughest days, sometimes tripling down in 4 by 800 relays and two open events. Sunday at the University of Delaware Field House, 16 Delaware high school teams from private to public to Catholic and charter got after each other for five hours - but who's counting? A college kid on the PA made an announcement: ' 11 electronic devices are not al- lowed." Well, that's one way of putting it, Are you kidding? There were enough devices and parents with digital cameras to open a Best Buy franchise. But no grand daddies like me - don't want Pop Pop wandering across the shot put sector. Hamster wheel ' Basketball and wrestling seasons are up, along with swimming and in- door track. Time for this sports- writer to run the hamsterwheel to nowhere, going to places like Snow Hill and Salisbury plus Tuesday nights in Smyrna, Dags- boro and many venues where adults just don't show up like they used to. Cape boys' basket- ball opens the season with four home games, beginning with Smyrna Tuesday, Dec. 4, then Sanford Friday, Dec. 7 Pearl Har- bor Day, Caravel Tuesday Dec. 11, and Sussex Tech Friday, Dec. 14. Sussex Tech opened the sea- son Nov. 30 with a home win over St. Georges Tech 66-57. St. Georges eliminated Cape last season in the second round of the state toumament. Junior DAVE FREDERICK PHOTOS KEREN RAMS, left, and Juli Kyritsis patiently wait by the high jump for their names to be called, followed by the word "up." Rams ran the 4 by 8, the open 800 and high jumped. Kyritsis placed fourth in high jump at 4 feet 6 inches and Rams al- so cleared 4-6 but with more misses finished seventh. Robert Larkin had 34 points. The was scheduled to disembark Ravens play Dover at home from the Cape parking lotat 6:45 Tuesday, Dec. 4. The Senators a.m. Dec. 2 for the journey to the lost to Polytech 58-57 in their University of Delaware. The fog opener. Stop the wheel, I want to was "Werewolf of London" thick get off! It is on like Donkey and so dense you couldn't see Kong! Donkey Kong? How old yourhand in front of your face are you? Donkey Kong? but you don't need to; it's cars Fog delay - The Cape track bus Continued on page 31