Summit High School sports will head into the home stretch following a spring break hiatus this week. Games will resume Monday, April 21.
Track and Field: Summit’s Liam Meirow led the way once again this week for the Tiger track team with a record breaking time in the men’s 1,600-meter at the Mullen Invitational Saturday, April 12 at Denver’s Mullen High School. Meirow not only set a new school record — again beating a record he set — he also set the meet’s all-time record running the course in 4 minutes, 15.88 seconds.
“It’s unbelievable. That meet’s been going on for 17 years. It’s kind of cool to be the fastest person to ever run on that track,” he said.
Meirow beat out Broomfield’s Ethan Gonzalez who he also beat to capture the 4A state cross-country last fall.
“It really boost my confidence being able to compete against him,” Meirow said.
The Invitational is one of the state’s largest regular season track meets and included athletes from a number of 5A Front Range schools as well as other 4A and Western Slope teams.
In addition to Meirow’s record-breaking performance at Mullen, Summit’s McKenna Ramsay raced to a fifth-place finish in the 400. She ran the course in 57.79.
Prior to the Mullen Invitational, the team traveled to a meet at Coal Ridge High School — outside of Rifle — Friday.
While Meirow chose to miss the meet in order to be well rested for the meet Saturday at Mullen, a number of his teammates put up some strong performances. The girls 4x800 team lead the way for the Tigers with a second-place finish that was also good for a new Summit school record. Tiger runners McKenna Ramsay, Megan McDonnell, Jessica Horii and Ruthie Boyd combined to run the course in 10:07.64. Horii also put forth a strong effort in the triple jump. She finished third clearing 33 feet 3 inches. Boyd also earned a fifth-place finish in the 1600 finishing in 5:50.40.
For the boys, Alex Veleta, Zach Johnson, Tim Batchelder and Nate Martin combined for a third-place finish in the 4x400 relay. They ran the course in 4:03.
The Tigers next meet will be Tuesday, April 29, at Battle Mountain.
Baseball: A late 4-run rally in the seventh inning wasn’t quite enough for the Tigers to mount a comeback at Buena Vista Tuesday. The team fell to Buena Vista 15-14. With the loss the team dropped to 1-8 on the season. They’ll face Battle Mountain on Monday, April 21.
Girls Lacrosse: The Tiger girls fell to Battle Mountain 17-3 Wednesday. With the loss the team dropped to 1-1 in conference and 3-6 on the season. They’ll resume play Wednesday, April 23, at Eagle Valley.
Boys Lacrosse: The boys lacrosse team hosted Glenwood Wednesday in a makeup game. The Tigers came up strong with a 15-0 win. The team moved to one game below .500 in both in conference play (3-4) and overall (5-6). They’ll resume play with three consecutive home games starting Thursday, April 24, against league opponent Eagle Valley.
Girls Soccer: After a 6-0 loss at Steamboat Springs Tuesday, the lady Tigers soccer team topped Eagle Valley 3-1 at home. The win put the team at 3-8 on the season (2-8 in league). They will return to action Tuesday, April 22, when they host Buena Vista.