Indian River track-and-field topped at tri-meet


Special to the Coastal Point • Bruce Walls Two Indians run a relay race during a unified tri-meet versus Caesar Rodney and Polytech. CR beat IR 52-5.Special to the Coastal Point • Bruce Walls Two Indians run a relay race during a unified tri-meet versus Caesar Rodney and Polytech. CR beat IR 52-5.On Tuesday, April 10, the Indian River High School varsity track-and-field teams invited Caesar Rodney and Polytech to a unified tri-meet. Scoring was only kept for the meeting with Caesar Rodney, with the Indians suffering a second Henlopen Conference loss on the young season. The Riders defeated IR 52-5.

“We worked hard, and the kids did their personal best,” said veteran coach Bob Hahn. “We had a little difficulty coming off spring break.”

IR senior Mike Corcoran had an overall best 107.3, finishing second twice.

Now 0-2, the Indians were set to travel to Laurel High School on Thursday, April 12, (after Coastal Point press time), when they will also face the Woodbridge Bulldogs. On Tuesday, April 18, the Indians will host the Smyrna Eagles. The Polytech Challenge Twilight Invitational meet, featuring 11 teams, will take place next Thursday, April 26, in Felton.

Pass the baton: Caesar Rodney’s combined boys’ and girls’ rosters feature 167 members, by which the Indians’ total of 53 pales in comparison. The Riders’ boys’ team alone has 100 participants.