Fairleigh Dickinson University
Women’s Track & Field • 1990-94
A national caliber sprinter, Milwood-Lee won a total of 11 Northeast Conference titles (five indoor, six outdoor) during her illustrious career at Fairleigh Dickinson. She was awarded NEC Most Outstanding Performer honors at the 1993 Indoor Championships and the 1994 Outdoor Championships. Milwood-Lee was a three-time NCAA qualifier in the 400 meters and holds the NEC record in the indoor 300 meters (39.43) and 400 meters (55.9). The Sanford, Florida native also qualified for the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials, placed seventh at the 1992 USA Mobil Indoor Championships and was part of the gold medal winning 4x400 meter relay team at the 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival. She placed seventh in the open 400 meters at the 1993 Olympic Festival and was the Indoor ECAC Champion in the 400 meters that same year. Milwood-Lee participated on seven NEC championship teams (four indoor, three outdoor) and is still the owner of two indoor (300 and 400 meters) and two outdoor records (400 and 800 meters) at FDU. She was also a member of four school record relay teams (4x400 and 4x800 indoors, and 4x200 and 4x400 outdoors). Milwood-Lee was honored by the Conference back in 2000 with her selection to the NEC 20th Anniversary All-Time team and is a 2004 inductee into the FDU Athletics Hall of Fame. Her association with FDU track and field continued long after graduation. After rejoining the program as an assistant in 1998, Milwood-Lee is now in her eighth year as head coach of the FDU men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams.
“FDU has a long history of outstanding track & field performers and Sharlene is one of the best female track athletes on the list,” said David Langford, FDU Director of Athletics. “Her coaches praised her work ethic and willingness to meet every challenge presented to her. She only had one gear - win. As a coach she combines her passion for track with pride in being a Knight. She is a wonderful teacher who has learned to how get the most out of her student-athletes in the classroom and in competition.”