Milford Buccaneers take Conference Championship

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By Jalyn Powell

The Milford High boys’ and girls’ indoor track and field teams swept through the Henlopen Conference Championship meets with a pair of team titles on Jan. 27 at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill, Md.

Competing against six other Henlopen foes, the Buccaneers won 15 of 30 event titles. The girls scored 140 points to finish 10 points ahead of runner-up Cape Henlopen, while the boys topped second-place Caesar Rodney, 145-124.

Senior Keyanna Winder posted two of the individual event championships, winning the long jump and 55-meter hurdles.

“It was a nice experience,” said Winder, who also finished runner-up in the triple jump. “This was a good way to end my senior year.”

While numerous seniors scored wins, even some freshmen, like Davida Johnson, contributed. Johnson placed third in the 55 meters, fourth in the long jump and joined the victorious 800-meter relay with juniors Tyesha Bowman, Destiny Sivels, and Alexis Groce.
In fact, both teams showed their depth throughout the meet as the girls swept all three relays, adding wins in the 1600- and 3200-meter relays, while the boys also won 1600- and 3200-meter relays and finished runner-up in the 800-meter relay.

“I feel as though we proved that we have a chance to go above and beyond,” said senior Bryson Cartwright. “We worked well together to rack up points when needed most.”

“We are not one track team; we are one family,” added senior Joycelynn Johnson.

The Buccaneer family will travel to the University of Delaware on Feb. 11 for the DIAA Indoor State Meet to compete for a state championship.