Milford girls track team wins LVC conference


The girls track team when they placed first in the Lakes Valley Conference championship (Photo courtesy of Fred Schwendenman).

Emma Collison, Staff Writer

The Milford Track and Field program has a long legacy of success. The program is based around family, trust and tradition, thanks to past coaches and athletes. The track program sets big goals and goes for championships. “What makes a championship team above all is culture; it gives us a huge advantage against our opponents,” said coach Brian Saylers. This season, the girls team added to that legacy with another conference championship.

The Milford Girls Track team walked into the season with a championship mindset. “I was excited because we had not had the opportunity to compete fiercely this year,” said Salyers. On Tuesday, May 10, the girls won their last dual meet of the season against South Lyon East and Walled Lake Western. It was a stretch to pull out a win against South Lyon East, but together as a team, the girls pulled away with two more wins to add to their undefeated regular season record 8-0.

On Saturday, May 14, the Milford Track and field team traveled to Waterford Mott to compete for the tournament trophy in the lakes valley conference.

Walking into the conference championship the girls knew Walled Lake Central was the favorite. The girls knew to focus on what they could control and do the job that needs to be done. In total, the Milford Girls and Track team scored in 15 out of the 17 events, taking first place at the Lakes Valley Conference meet, scoring the most points ever with a record number of 161.0 points.

Walled Lake Central took second with a point total of 137.0 and Walled Lake Northern took third with a point total of 76. In total, there were 14 girls on the team who earned all conference honors by placing top three in an event. Special shout out to the first place finishers, Taryn Marshall high jump (senior), Lydia Michelin 300 meter hurdles (sophomore), the 4×200 team and the 4×400 team.

A huge congratulations to the seniors for finishing their track careers with a perfect dual record of 24-0 and three straight Lakes Valley Conference Championships.