Saggese received the baton in the 3,200-meter relay trailing a Laurens runner by what Prouty estimated at 100 meters in the three-team Tri-Valley League meet.
Saggese ran a 2-minute, 25.92-second — her fastest time in the 800 — to give the Wildcats a victory. The team of Gabby Sickler, Lizette Holiday, Keira Higgins and Saggese finished in 11:22.9.
“It was impressive to watch her make up that distance,” Prouty said of Saggese. “That was longest distance I’ve seen made up in my coaching career. It was probably at least 100 meters.”
Saggese holds Milford’s school record in the 800 at 2:26.58 — a mark she set last season. That will stand as a split in a relay cannot count toward a school record.
She also won the 400 (1:03.82) and the 800 (2:41.00) to help Milford to a winning total of 76 points. Laurens finished second with 72 points and Downsville had 13.
Emilie Mertz won the 100 and the 200, and Higgins contributed wins in the 1,500 and 3,000 for the Wildcats.
Rachell Murello led Laurens with wins in the 400 hurdles (1:18.18), the triple jump (29 feet, 9 inches) and the high jump (4-6). Teammate Heather White won the 100 hurdles (18.25) and the long jump (13-0).
Milford’s boys also won, compiling 65.5 points. Downsville had 58 and Laurens finished with 38.5.
Elijah Coley earned wins in the 110 hurdles (17.00) and the 400 hurdles (1:04.88) to lead the Wildcats, who received wins from Elijah Rutledge in the 1,600 (5:22.88) and the high jump (5-2).
The Eagles’ Steven Casciola won both throwing events, including a distance of 115-2 in the discus.
Boys: Milford 65.5, Downsville 58, Laurens 38.5.
Girls: Milford 76, Laurens 72, Downsville 13.
at Mohawk Valley Country Club
Teddy Trosset had a team-low 45 but host Herkimer beat Cooperstown in golf on Monday.
Team Scores: Herkimer 193, Cooperstown 204
Cooperstown: Teddy Trosset 45, Matt Frevele 49, Ryan Barrow 54, Liam Dolan 56
Herkimer: Andrew Stilwell 42, Ryan Stilwell 45, Jeremy Adamson 52, John Chemento 54
at Delhi College GC
Brandon Simonds had two birdies en route to a 1-under-par 35 on the back nine of the Delhi College Golf Course, leading host Delhi to a 224-253 victory over Cooperstown.