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Milford Girls Cross Country Team Finishes Strong at State Championship

The lady Mavericks finish 19th in MHSAA state finals.

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.

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