A trio of versatile Green Wave athletes showed the way May 24 as the New Milford High School girls' track team posted its best performance in recent years at the South-West Conference championship meet.

Coach Erica Keane's burgeoning program, replete with about 80 girls this spring, finished seventh in a 15-team field in competition at Pomperaug High School in Southbury.

NMHS came home with 34 points to trail Weston (97), Bunnell (81.5), Pomperaug (71), Masuk (56), Joel Barlow (55.5) and Brookfield (42) while outlegging seven other schools.

A pair of seniors, Hayleigh Wilson and Kaitlyn Flynn, and sophomore Lindsay Guptill keyed the Green Wave's 34-point output.

Wilson, the league's indoor shot put champ, claimed third with a heave of 33'1" in her specialty and also rose to the occasion in the discus with a 98'6" spiral to add second-place points there.

Flynn took flight in the jumps, earning third in the triple at 33'1" and fifth in the long with a 15'6" leap.

The talented Guptill demonstrated her versatility by grabbing a tie for fifth place in the high jump at 4'8" and adding fourth in the 400-meter run with a swift clocking of 1:00.77.

Rachel Watson lent her mid-distance skills to the cause to the effect of a fourth place in the 800-meter run at 2:26.2 and Chrissy Carivillano backed Wilson's effort in the shot put with her sixth-place toss of 30'1".

The Green Wave closed its scoring with respective sixth-place times in the 4 x 400 and 4 x 800-meter relays in times of 4:21.02 and 10:33.25.

Several of the girls qualified for this week's state class `LL' competition.

-- Norm Cummings