The Cape Henlopen Vikings took home both the boys and girls Henlopen Conference Championships on Saturday at Lake Forest. The Viking boys placed first scoring 291.50 points, while the girls took the crown by an overwhelming margin, outscoring second-place Sussex Tech by 135 points.
The Caesar Rodney Riders boys squad was the local standout, placing second behind Cape scoring 226.50 total points.
The Riders placed second in the boys 200 Meter Medley Relay, as Talon Gerber, Theo Kruppa, Bobby Zipp, and Kamren Tinsley finished with a time of 2:05.77. The group of Gerber, Kruppa, Aaron Green, and Alex Stauff took third in the boys 400 Meter Freestyle Relay.
Stauff also tied with Cape Henlopen’s Daniel Myers in the 400 Meter Freestyle with a time of 4:43.72.
Green had a huge day for the Riders, awarded the boys Outstanding Swimmer of the Year Award winning the 50 Meter Freestyle and 100 Meter Freestyle on Saturday. Sussex Tech’s Brianna Hall was awarded the girls Outstanding Swimmer of the Year award along with Green; the award is named after former Seaford athletic director Vince Morris.
As for the Senators, they had some standouts of their own on Saturday.
Dillon Marier was a part of the 200 Meter Freestyle team along with Cedric Barnes, Devin Hagaman, and Anthony Lang which placed third. Marier also placed third overall in the boys 50 Meter Freestyle.
On the girls end, Brianna Solomon placed second in the 100 Meter Freestyle for the Senators. While the group of Savanah Edmonds, Samantha Reed, Maura Gast, and Francesca Rabitti took third in the girls 200 Meter Freestyle Relay.
Overall, Cape Henlopen led the way in both the boys and girls events as they have done this entire season after finishing undefeated.
Locally, the Senators finished third in the girls championship and fifth overall in the boys events. Meanwhile, Caesar Rodney took second in the boys events and sixth overall in the girls championship.
Lake Forest placed eighth in the boys events and while the girls place seventh.