The Summit High School cross-country team headed to Delta Friday to compete in regionals at Confluence Park.
With a third place finish, the Tiger girls qualified for state championships for the eighth time in the last 12 years. Ruthie Boyd led the way for the girls finishing third overall and receiving all-conference honors with a personal best time of 18:39.
“Ruthie really surprised herself and was just in disbelief when we told her the time she ran,” Summit head coach Heather Quarantillo said.
McKenna Ramsay finished seventh in 19:11 earning all-conference honorable mention.
Katherine Pappas also qualified for state individually for the fourth time in her career, finishing 10th with a career best 19:29.
Battle Mountain finished first among girls teams, Durango took second, Summit was third, and Montrose finished fourth.
Senior Liam Meirow took first overall among boys for the second year in a row, maintaining his season long unbeaten streak. He set a course and Summit school record finishing in 15:29. With the win Meirow also qualified for state. The boys team finished seventh of 11 teams who participated.
Fellow senior Robert Koegel finished his final race with a personal best time of 17:37, taking 28th overall.
Durango took first as a team, Eagle Valley second, Battle Mountain third and Montrose fourth. All four schools will move on to state.
The 4A State Championships will be held next Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs.
Story with contributions from Heather Quarantillo
The lady Tigers rugby team rolled over league opponent Regis Jesuit 82-0 Saturday keeping their league winning streak alive.
Ten different Tiger players scored in the one-sided contest. Ally Pothier accounted for 22 points, and Maddy Hunt-Snyder had four tries on the day.
The girls finish their regular season this Saturday, Oct. 26, when they travel to Thorton to take on league opponent Northside.
The boys soccer team wrapped up their regular season with a busy week that included games at home to Glenwood on Monday and Rifle on Tuesday then away at Steamboat Thursday. The Tiger boys started the week in snowy conditions with convincing wins over Glenwood (5-0) and Rifle (6-0). With a playoff bid potentially hanging in the balance the team headed to Steamboat Springs and closed the season with a tough 1-0 loss.
“We just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net,” Tiger head coach Tommy Gogolen said of the loss. “We had our opportunities. We just didn’t capitalize.”
With the loss, a playoff bid became less certain. But on Sunday the Colorado High School Activities Association(CHSAA) seeding committee announced Summit earned a 21 seed in the state tournament. Steamboat earned a 29 seed. Thirty-two teams are chosen compete. The Tigers will play at 12th seeded Pueblo Centennial in the opening round on Thursday at 6 p.m.