The Milford Girl’s cross country team finished strong at the State Championship on a sunny afternoon in Brooklyn. The lady Mavericks finished 19th in a very competitive field of 27 teams on Saturday. In a large field of 228 runners, junior Rachel Barrett led the way with a time of 19:15 on the challenging course at the Michigan International Speedway finishing in 93rd place. Barrett did a great job on the 3.1 mile course which included hilly terrain.
Alyssa Byndas (19:25) was 107th followed closely by junior Lina Erlingis (19:25) who was 109th. Teammates Eve Hemingway (19:31), Madison Paquette (19:32.1) and Gabrielle Byndas (19:32.5) finished 117th, 118th and 119th respectively in a field filled with veterans who have competed before at MIS. Sophomore Brenna Lovera (20:25) was only a few steps behind.
The talented team comprised of three juniors, two sophomores and two freshmen have a bright future as they gained valuable experience on the biggest stage in the state. The lady Mavericks are positioned to make another run in the fall.