Summit Tiger spring sports kick into high gear
Ryan Summerlin March 23, 2014
Spring sports kicked into high gear this week at Summit High School with both the girls lacrosse team and boys baseball team earning their first wins of the season. Summit’s Liam Meirow also broke two school records in track on his way to first-place finishes in the 1600 and 800 meter races at the Tigers’ meet at Grand Junction Saturday, March 22.
Baseball: It was a busy week for Tiger Baseball with a makeup game at Clear Creek and away games at Eagle Valley followed by a double header at Palisade. The Tigers came away with their first win of the season in convincing fashion topping Clear Creak 20-2, Wednesday, March 19. The Tigers’ Mitchell Gray pitched a complete game allowing only five hits. Jake Latta led the way on offense going 4-4 with a home run. The team fell to Eagle Valley the day before, losing 7-1. They also fell to Palisade in both games Saturday, March 22, 10-5 and 18-7. The Tigers are now 1-5 on the year. Their next game is Saturday, March 29, at Steamboat Springs.
Boys Lacrosse: It was a busy week for the young boys lacrosse team with four games in six days. The Tigers struggled in games at home to Conifer Monday and at Valor Christian Wednesday. They fell to Conifer 10-3 and lost to Valor 16-0. The team traveled to Grand Junction Friday and Saturday for games against Telluride and Durango. The Tigers topped Telluride 7-6 and fell to Durango 10-5. With the losses the team fell to 2-4 on the season. They’ll play at Battle Mountain Wednesday, March 26 and at Overland Friday, March 29.
Girls Lacrosse: The lady Tigers earned their first win of the season topping Rangeview High School at home 20-3 on Wednesday. They lost at Conifer in a close one, 7-6, Monday. Following the split this week, the team moved to 1-3 on the season. They’ll have the week off and then travel to Steamboat Springs, Monday, March 31.
Girls Soccer: The girls soccer team lost to Palisade Thursday 1-0. With the loss, the lady Tigers fell to 1-4 on the year. They’ll head to Battle Mountain Thursday, March 27, and look to avenge their 10-0 home loss to the Huskies earlier this month. Following the Thursday game, the team will play an away game at Delta Saturday, March 19.
Track and Field: Summit headed to Grand Junction Saturday for the Mickey Dunn Invitational. A number of strong individual performances led the way for the Tiger squad. Liam Meirow stole the show on the day with first-place finishes in both the 800 and 1600 meter. Meirow finished the 800 in 1:56.84 and the 1600 in 4:32.29, setting the new Summit High record in each. Girls team standout Ruthie Boyd had another strong week with third-place finishes in the 800 and 1600. She ran the 800 in 2:27.41 and the 1600 in 5:29.59. The boys team finished seventh and the girls ended the day in 10th of 20 teams at the meet.
The team has the week off. Their next meet will be the Poudre High School Invite, Friday, April 4, at Rocky Mountain High School, followed by a meet at Eagle Valley, April 5.
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