Girls Track Finishes Runner-Up in Conference

Kari Elzey

The race for the Henlopen Conference indoor title ended Friday Jan. 28 with the Milford High girls finishing runner-up to Cape Henlopen by the score, 125-121.

Despite the loss, the Milford girls stepped up their game and performed extremely well with four individual conference titles and one relay title. Junior Molly Bliss took part in three conference titles after she opened the day as the lead leg of the 3200-meter relay squad the finished second to Sussex Tech.

“The fact that our 3200-meter-relay team got second made me hype,” said Bliss. “I also didn’t like seeing the girls with their heads down.”

Bliss came back to win the 1600 (5:33.1) and 800 meters (2:30.1) before closing out the day with the winning 1600 meter-relay squad with Tyesha Bowman, Shekinah Brown and Alexis Groce.

Destiny Sivels (55 meters, 7.56) and Alexis Groce (400 meters, 60.6) added individual titles. Groce’s time ranks as the number 40 spot all-time on the state indoor record list.

“It feels unrealistic to be on the all-time fastest list,” said Groce. “It really makes you feel like your hard work is paying off.”

Not only did Groce run the 400, but she ran back-to-back events, placing fifth in the 800, to help keep the girls alive in the meet.

“Running back-to-back events had to be the hardest thing I ever had to do in sports,” said Groce. “It definitely tests endurance.”

The girls’ track and field team had quite a few silver medalists as well: Tyesha Bowman (400, 62.8), Kari Elzey (shot put, 29-feet-3-inches), Hannah Westwood (pole vault , 6-6), 3200-meter relay of Bliss, Groce, Kelsey Cabrera and Alli Henderson (10:28.5) and the 800-meter relay of Sivels, Bowman, Henderson and Brown (1:53.55).

Tashea Jackson (55 meters, 7.92) and Keyanna Winder (long jump, 15-4) placed third as well..

Other place winners consisted of Tyesha Bowman (4th, 200), Shekinah Brown (5th, 55 hurdles; 6th, long jump), Alli Henderson (5th, 400), Alexis Groce (5th, 800), Kelsey Cabrera (5th, 3200; 6th, 1600), Khila Hughes (5th, high jump), Destiny Sivels (5th, long jump) and Jasmine Robinson (5th, shot put).

The team will travel to The University of Delaware for the state meet on Saturday February 12.

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