CROSS-COUNTRY: Milford, Seaholm high favorites at Oakland County meet

   | Dan Stickradt

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MILFORD TWP. — There’s a great chance that repeat performers will be reaching the winner’s circle at Saturday’s 52nd annual Oakland County Cross Country Championships.


Both Milford and Birmingham Seaholm are expected to contend for top honors at Kensington Metropark again this season.


Milford, ranked No. 1 in Division 1, is the favorite in the boys race, with stiff challenges expected from Waterford Mott, Lake Orion and Walled Lake Northern. Seaholm, the defending girls champs which is ranked second in Division 1, is expected to run away with the title.


“I like to think we are can win again. We have a lot of depth,” offered Seaholm girls coach Jeff Devantier, whose team edged Oxford by one point last season. “I think our depth is a great problem to have. It’s a dogfight just to see who will be in our top seven for each race.”


Seaholm, which is coming off a win at the Coaching Legends Invitational, has not lost to an Oakland County school all season.


West Bloomfield’s Erin Finn is the two-time defending county champion. Also expected to contend for top 10 finishes are Oxford’s Brook Kovacic, Rochester Adams’ Jamie Morrissey, Rochester’s Jessica Goethals, Birmingham Seaholm’s foursome of Audrey Belf, Aubrey Wilberding, Tess Wilberding and Rachel Diadomo, Bloomfield Hills Lahser’s Elana Miller and Alana O’Mara, Birmingham Groves’ Jackie Feist, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes’ Tess Fornar, Milford&r