Girls’ Swim Team Final Week

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Blake Tuttle
The Milford High girls’ swim team had a busy final week, taking on three different opponents. The Bucs squared off with Sussex Central, Stephen Decatur and Seaford to finish the season 8-3-1.

In a meet rescheduled from Jan. 27, Milford’s girls defeated Central, 106-62. Seniors Lexi Coon and Kristen Johnson, junior Alyssa Sanders and freshman Ali Sanders led the Bucs with wins in a combined six events, including the 200-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Milford had to get back in gear the next day to take on Stephen Decatur at Milford Boys and Girls Club, and the Bucs put up another strong showing with an 87-83 win. The group of Johnson, Coon, and the Sanders again were able to win the majority of Milford’s events win seven wins, again winning the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay.

But this time around more Milford swimmers stepped up. A group of four including Alyssa Sanders, senior Brianna Walls, senior Katelyn Lewis and sophomore Peyton Shockley won the 400-yard freestyle relay.

In the regular-season finale at home on Feb. 3, the Bucs ended tied with Seaford at 85. Once again Coon, Johnson, and the Sanders won the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay. Members of the group also snagged wins in the 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, and 100 breaststroke.

For Milford, though, the meet also signified the end of the road as far as regular season meets go for several veteran seniors on Milford’s squad. Seniors Lexi Coon, Kristen Johnson, Katelyn Lewis, Brianna Walls and Brittany Roberts all won or assisted in winning multiple events this season. Johnson won either a solo event or relay in every meet of the season, with Coon doing so in all but one meet.

After beginning the season at 1-2, the girls turned the season around, winning seven of their next nine meets, tying one and losing one. Milford will now swim at the Henlopen Conference Championship on Feb. 12 at Lake Forest High School.