ELIZABETH (MULVANEY) GARCIA
Elizabeth “Liz” Mulvaney attended Hemlock High School from 1993-1996. She was a four-sport athlete competing in basketball, softball, volleyball and track and field for the Huskies. Mulvaney captured All-Area honors and MVP awards in both basketball and volleyball. Her best performances, however, were performing the shot put and discus in track and field. She competed in the Junior Olympics in both events and qualified for the National finals three times, finishing in the top eight at San Jose, California, Houston, Texas, and Gainesville, Florida. While competing for Hemlock, she finished eighth in the shot and 12th in the discus as a freshman. As a sophomore, Mulvaney finished first in the shot and second in the discus. She captured state championships in both the shot and discus both her junior and senior seasons; finishing her outstanding prep career with five state titles. Mulvaney anchored the strong Hemlock High School girls’ track and field teams by winning four consecutive Tri-Valley Conference championships. The Huskies also finished with one state championship and one runner-up finish during her time at HHS. She was named team MVP three times and was also the MVP at the Midwest Meet of Champions, finishing first in the shot put and second in the discus. She competed all four years in the Korf-Schultz County Track meet, holding the record for shot put and discus while being named meet MVP. In 1996, Mulvaney set Saginaw County records in the shot put (44-8 ½) and discus (151-1) – records that still stand today. After being heavily recruited, she chose Saginaw Valley State University to continue her education and athletic career. At SVSU, she competed in the shot put, discus, and weight events from 1997 to 2002. She was named All-America in both indoor and outdoor seasons in the shot put event. Mulvaney would go on to help the Cardinals capture two GLIAC championships. She also coached several area high school athletes in the throwing events during her years at SVSU. Her name now is Elizabeth Garcia and she resides in Saginaw with her husband Clint and son Tyler.