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Young Group One to Watch for MHS Girls Cross Country

What excites Milford High girls cross country coach Deb Sanzone even more than how much her team has already improved is how much better the Scarlet Hawks may be in the not too distant future.
The Scarlet Hawks went 1-2 through their first three dual meets, scoring the victory that eluded them last year and putting together a strong showing against a deep Canton squad. 
"We are closing the gap," Sanzone said. "We made great improvements over last year and the girls are looking forward to the next couple of meets. We have some tough challenges coming up, but we are looking for at least one more win before the end of the season, so we will see what happens."
The lone senior on the roster, Jenise Madden, has also been the Hawks top runner. She came in first in Milford's loss to Oliver Ames and also placed first against Stoughton, a meet in which MHS came out on top. Madden added a second place showing against Canton.
"Jenise has the state meet in sight and definitely has the ability to be a Hockomock League all-star," Sanzone said. "I am hoping she stays healthy to go for it, because ultimately I want to see her in that state meet."
Sophomore Gabriela Chong has been a fine compliment to Madden at the front of the Milford pack. Chong ran strong against Stoughton and Canton, scoring second and third place finishes, respectively. She also placed in the top 10 against Oliver Ames, checking in seventh overall. "They still won that meet, but her finish was able to make it a little closer," Sanzone said. "Performances like that have helped us a lot."
Junior Fiona Raleigh is a newcomer to the team this year, but Sanzone has been pleased with the addition. She finished third against Stoughton and 6th against Canton, and the head coach says Raleigh has shown improvement throughout the season.
Sanzone acknowledges depth has been an issue for a young team. Only five girls on the 2015 roster are participated last year and the eight newcomers include seven freshmen. But with that youth, comes a chance to create depth for future rosters.
"We have a lot of potential as long as they stick with it," Sanzone said. "So far, we have seen great improvement for our freshmen, but we still don't have that experience and that has hurt us. We have some fast runners, but we don't have large packs of them, that's been our biggest challenge."
Still, Sanzone is excited about several of her younger runners, including sophomore Alexa Lancisi, who the coach says could be one of the team's top runners next year. Freshman Katherine Donahue came in 9th against Stoughton, and Sanzone was even more impressed by Donahue's 11th place finish against Canton due to the depth of the opponent. Freshmen Piper Terrill, has been nipping at Donahue's heels and is another "runner to watch," Sanzone said.  
"The younger runners have been so consistent with their times and they show a lot of potential to improve," Sanzone said. "If they continue to train through next summer, they will be right up there with the top runners."




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