Local roundup: CR’s Bailey-Perkins wins three events at Meet of Champions

Caesar Rodney High senior Destiny Bailey-Perkins capped off her stellar high school track & field career by winning three individual events at the Meet of Champions on Wednesday night.

The event, held at Caravel Academy, featured the top finishers from last weekend’s DIAA Division I and II state championship meets.

Bailey-Perkins won the girls’ long jump with a leap of 18-5.75. That was over a foot-and-a-half higher than second-place finisher Jeannellie Robles-Ortiz of Milford (16-10).

Bailey-Perkins also won the triple jump with a distance of 37-8.

On the track, Bailey-Perkins won the 100 meters. Her time of 12.27 seconds just edged Smyrna’s Saani Edwards (12.47).

Smyrna’s girls’ 4×200 relay team of Edwards, Aniyah Black, Shaneese LaMons and Laurel Summers won the event in 1:41.38. Edwards, LaMons, Black and Sierra Romain also captured the 4×100 relay in 47.99.

Downstate runners swept the 4×200 as Sussex Central’s team of Tyler Sosnoski, Noah Thomas, David Wooten and Johnny Garcia won the boys’ event in 1:27.97.

Dover capped off the evening by winning the 4×400 relay as Henlopen Conference teams swept the top three spots in the event. Hezakiah Ali-Bentley, Dante Jones, Ric Johnson and Nathanael Guy turned in a time of 3:25.09 to finish just ahead of second-place Sussex Tech (3:25.13) and third-place Sussex Central (3:25.54).

Individually, CR junior Leon Jett had a good night. He won the 300-meter hurdles in 39.01 seconds and took second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.2 seconds.

In the boys’ discus, Smyrna junior Braden Young won the title with a throw of 150-1. In the boys’ shot put, Polytech junior Brent Smith (48-2) topped Milford’s Ritchy Corvil (47-4.5) to win the event.

Lake Forest senior Shane Massey won the 400 in 49.14 seconds.

Boys’ lacrosse

Cape Henlopen 17, Appoquinimink 5: The top-seeded Vikings led only 5-4 before out-scoring the No. 16 Jaguars, 7-0, in the second quarter.

Cape (15-2), which faces eighth-seeded Delaware Military in Saturday’s quarterfinals, got four goals from Gabriel Best (2 assists) as it out-shot Appo, 49-9.

Gregory Boyce (2 assists), Jack Dennis (1 assist), Henry D’Ambrogi (1 assist) and Michael Frederick all added two goals apiece as 10 players scored for the Vikings. Baxter Travers made three saves.

Delaware Military 17, Dover 3: The eighth-seeded Seahawks broke out to 13-3 halftime lead before ousting the No. 9 Senators in the first round of the state tourney.

Archmere 15, Smyrna 3: The fifth-seeded Auks downed the No. 12 Eagles in the opening round of the tournament.

Girls’ soccer

Indian River 2, Sanford 1: The fourth-seeded Indians edged the No. 5 Warriors to advance to the Division II state tournament semifinals.

Baseball

CR-Cape time changed: The starting time for today’s Caesar Rodney at Cape Henlopen state tournament baseball game has been moved up one hour.

The first-round tourney contest will now start at 3 p.m. in Lewes. Tickets for all first-round games are $5.

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