Boys’ Wins Conference While Track Claims Eight Titles

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                                                   By Kari Elzey

The Milford High School boys’ track team continued perfection, winning the Henlopen Conference meet Saturday, May 14 at Lake Forest High, while the girls finished runner-up to Cape Henlopen.

“We worked hard and deserved to win,” said sophomore Alexis Groce. “But for whatever reason, it was not our day to win.”

The boys and girls combined to claim eight Henlopen titles. Dawan Smith scored wins in the 200- and 400-meter dash, while the boys and girls swept the 1600-meter relay. Carl Richardson (3200), boys 3200-meter relay, Kari Elzey (discus) and Bryson Cartwright (long jump) also claimed titles.

“We pulled together as a team,” said junior Michael Doughty. “We did what we had to do.”

Runner-up champions included Shekinah Brown (100 hurdles), the girls’ and boys’ 800-meter relays, the girls’ 400-meter relay, Phil Shorts (400), Alexis Groce (400), Isaiah Brown (300 hurdles), Molly Bliss (800), Hannah Westwood (pole vault), Jon Jones (discus), Ryan Thomas (triple jump) and Keyanna Winder (long jump).

Molly Bliss (1600), Taiwan Savage (800), Alexis Groce (200), Steve Eshelman (3200), Derek Munce (pole vault), Dawan Smith (long jump) and Kesline Beaucejour (discus) all claimed bronze medals.