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80 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 19 - December 25, 1997 Kai Maull, Lindsey Barkauskie win at Sali00ibury Invitational Senior runner Kai Maull and sophomore high jumper Lindsey Barkauskie highlighted the Viking's second trip to the Salis- bury track and field invitational at "the Wicomico Civic Center, against 26 teams from the Del- marva area, with eye-opening per- formances in their events. The Vikings were not able to score enough points to challenge for team titles; however, the young and inexperienced team continues to work hard, learn dif- ferent events and have fun with the sport. "I tried to move kids around a bit more this week and give every- one a look at some different events than they were in the first time," said veteran Coach George Pepper. Maull, a national champion and All-American in the long.jump, opened up with his first career in- door victory in the 300- meter dash in atime of 38.1 seconds which is al- most a sec- ond faster than he ran last week and is currently Maull being re- searched as a possible Salisbury best for Cape Henlopen. "I'm still getting use to running indoors and learning how to adjust with the different distances," said Maull. "But the truth is that when the gun goes off, I hate to lose to anyone, regardless of where the race is." Maull came back for a rare dou- ble by winning the 500-meter run in a tough time of 1:12.2, which also places him in the ranks with some former Cape runners: Frank RUNNING Tim Bamforth Clement (1:15.0), Henderson Watson (1:13.9), Art Hugger (1:14.3), Larry Woodall (1:14.8), James Boyer (1:13.1) and Jeff Partlow (1:11.3). Maull also finished third in the high jump with a leap of 5'g" to score 26 points for the Vikings. Barkauskie won the high jump in a school record leap of 5'2" and had several good attempts at the 5'4" mark. "I felt myself over the bar at 5'4", but I hit it with my ankles on the way down," said Lindsey. "It feels good to jump my best and I think I can go higher." Barkauskie also finished in seventh place in the 50-meter hur- dles with a Barkauskie time of 9.6 in her heat. The boys 3,200-meter trelay team snuck into sixth place with the team of Brian Kniepp (22:20), Dan Heacock (2:24), Jamie Pratt (2:36) and Andy Ockels (2:31), while Lucy Short ran well in the 300-meter dash with a time of 48.6 and recorded the fastest split in the mile relay with a 69.5. Jodi Moore finished 10th in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 6:42 and led off the 3,200-meter relay with the fastest split of 2:49. Brian Kniepp ran 5:13 in the boys 1,600-meter run and also ran on the boys mile relay, while Chris Jackson ran 27.0 in the 800 meter relay and 61.9 in the boys 1,600- meter relay to come away with the team's fastest splits of the relay. Sprinter Kelly Palekar found out she can run without a stick as she ran 29.3 in the girls 800-meter relay, while Carol Ann Dulin ran a 2:57 800-meter early in the meet and a 3:03 800-meter late in the meet. The Vikings will head back to the Salisbury Civic Center during the week after vacation, and then prep for the journey north to Wilmington to take on Tower Hill. High-jumping Viking gals The Cape Henlopen girls track program has produced some high- jumping gals as the indoor pro- gram has had three jumpers over the five-foot barrier, while the outdoor program has had eight jumpers over five foot. Cape sophomore Lindsey Barkauskie joined the well-re- spected list this week by breaking the indoor school record with a leap of 5'2" at the Salisbury Civic Center, while last year she placed herself with four other five-foot leapers on the outdoor list. The Vikings have had eight girls over five foot outdoors, led by Maggie Widdoes' school record of 5'3" during the 1996 season. Cape's best jumpers Indoor- 1. 5'2"- Lindsey Barkauskie '98; 2. Two tied at 5'0": Amy Purcell '88 and Princess Savage '96 Outdoor- 1.5'3"- Maggie Wid- dies '96; 2. Two tied at 5'1": Amy Purcell '88 and Princess Savage '95; 4. Five tied at 5'0": Diane Travis '78, Troy Metz '83; Cindy Burnham '87, Jessica Witherspoon '97 and Lindsey Barkauskie '97. SPLITS...The Grove walking and jogging club will host a Christmas Run on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and a New Year's Run on Tuesday, Dec. 30, to highlight the month of December. Members will wear Santa hats for the holi- days and will run, walk or just so- cialize through distances of 3-6 miles, before enjoying hot choco- late at the Grove. I was given two custom Santa hats (with Mickey ears attached) by Strider parent Barb Nowakowski for my wife Monique and I to wear at the run...The Seashore Strider youth cross-country team recently got together for some famous grotto pizza and I was presented with a letter from Gov. Tom Carper re- garding our achievements this season, as well as a $500 savings bond in the name of my son, Jake. Two weeks after the meet, I'm still being congratulated for hav- ing the third-best bantam girls team in the nation, as well as sev- en All-Americans, led by eighth place finisher Evan "Energizer Bunny" Mock. Special thanks go out to all the Strider athletes, par- ents, my wife for putting up with me adding 26 kids to our family, and assistant coach Patrice Riggin for all the gifts and memories of a spectacular season of youth cross- country... Tomorrow my dad (John the Lighthouse Grillman) and I cele- brate our birthdays as I turn 31 and I lost track of my elder's age about 10 years ago. In the past, some darling elves at Shields Ele- mentary School (including a re- tired elf from the outside) have surprised me with items such as cakes in really stange shapes, goody bags with strange items en- closed, decorated trucks in the parking lot, and a "Big 30" pre- sentation by the third-grade stu- dents at last year's annual Christ- mas concert, just to name a few. I'm fortuanate that this year it falls on a Saturday, however if I know those sneaky elves that hang out in the nurse's office, I better watch my back today...over & out! Est. 1958 Electrical Contractor L.P.I. Cert. 959 645-8457 645-9060 1-800-610-8457 CERTIFIED LIGHTNING PROTECTION P.O. Box 252, Lewes, DE 19958 Angle Moon photo Cape swimmers compete in first home meet The first-year Cape Henlopen swim team lost a pair elf decisions to visiting Caesar Rodney was the lone first-place winner for Cape, winning the 100-meter breast stroke in a time of 1:17:09. In the boys meet, Caesar Rodnefs Ben Cassidy, the son of former Cape teaeher and eoaeh Bob CasMdy, won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:09:09., the 100 meter backstroke in 1"08.24 and led off the winning 200 freestyle relay. Cape's next meet is January 26 at Lake Forest.