» 2018 Outdoor Track Preview
03/15/18 15:00 by Mike Wright
The Milford Boys look to improve on their 7th place finish from last year. They just came up short on their goal of top 5 this past Indoor season with a 6th place showing. The team will look towards 3 seniors to achieve this goal.
Will Shepard is the returning champion in the Pole Vault and will look to continue to shine in this event. We also are expecting points from Sophomore Billy Cook who went 10'6" as a Freshman
Mike Boucher will lead the Throwers with his 2nd place showing at the Indoor D2 State meet. Look for Ashanti Maroni and JR Ughu to contribute also.
Blake Audibert placed 5th in the 1500m Indoors and will look to improve on that for the Outdoor season. Add Freshman standout Caleb Korthals to the mix and he should grab a point or two.
Victor Garcia should lead the jumps and sprints with his standout season Indoors. He was the leading point scorer for the team. Hopefully Junior Jake Williams can also help in hurdles and the Long Jump too.
The Milford Girls team just came up short Indoors losing to Souhegan 67-65. The Lady Spartans are runner ups from last years outdoor season also. Look for them to take it all this season if they can stay healthy.
Viankah Williams is coming off a New England Championship in the Long Jump and she ran the 4x400 too. If she can stay healthy she can carry this team with 30 individual points of her own. Add Freshman standout Renee Wilson to the mix and that is an awesome 1-2 punch in the sprints and jumps. Also returning and if healthy are Sophomores Sydney Kolasinski and Meliha Grizovic to add help.
Rebecca Durham and Lauren Robinson are the best 1-2 punch in the distance events. Rebecca ran a top 10 time in the 3000m this indoor season and is the returning 1500m and 1600m champ. Lauren has steadily improved all year and was 3rd indooors at both the 3000m and 1500m. Look for them to again take lots of points. Add in a promising mid distance crew of Ashleigh Matsis, Valari Vander-Heyden, Liz Rodil, Leslie MacGrath, and Destiny Rae Bartlett that should make a solid 4x800m relay.
Robyn Krafft leads the throwers coming off an outstanding Indoor season in the shot put. Add her favorite event in the Discus and she gives us points in both events. vBrianna Degroot, Autumn Ciardelli, and Katie Mann all add depth in the shot put. Rebecca Durham will return as one of the top Javelin throwers taking 5th at last years D2 states.
Leslie MacGrath and Isabel Philbrick will lead an inexperienced group in the High Jump. Leslie did jump 5'0" at the Middle school state meet and Broke Olivia Rougeau's School and State record. We all know how instrumental Olivia was to our championship seasons.
Pole Vault will be a place where we will need to find some new blood. Senior Lindsay Wright left last year on a high note with a 3rd place finish at the D2 meet. We will be looking for some freshman to step up as D2 winner Portsmouth scored 4 of the 6 places in last years meet.