Milford's Golden to run for RedStorm

Milford High's Lindsay Golden, center, is joined
by RedStorm coach Bob Willey and her mother,
Jennifer,after signing to run cross country and track
& field at Rio Grande.

MILFORD, Ohio – University of Rio Grande cross country/track & field head coach Bob Willey has announced the signing of Milford High School's Lindsay Golden for the 2013-14 school year.

Golden, a 5-foot-0 distance runner, competed primarily in cross country for coach Leah Evans' Eagles during the course of her prep career, although she also ran with the school's girls' track squad.

Her personal-best time of 22:23 in the 5,000-meter event came at the Harrison Invitational in September 2010, while she established her top mark of 6:09 in 1,600-meter run in April 2010.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to run and compete at the college level," Golden said. "A chance like this has been a goal of mine since I started running in junior high."

Golden, who also competed in the 800-meter run during her time at Milford, has also run numerous two- and three-mile events during the course of her career.

"We're excited to add Lindsay to our program," Willey said. "I think she'll help us right away in the fall with our cross country program and she'll give us some depth in the distance events once we start our track schedule. She's another one of our signees who, I think, has her best days still ahead of her."

Golden, who plans to major in Psychology, hopes that's the case.

"I feel like I can be a good teammate," she said. "My ultimate goal at Rio is to have fun, make lasting memories and improve overall as a runner. I think with hard work, I can get better."

Golden is the daughter of Dennis and Jen Golden of Milford.