Konecny leads Summit Tigers mountain bike team to third in Steamboat
FRISCO — The Summit Tigers high school mountain bike team followed up its third place finish at its home Frisco Bay Invitational last month with a third place performance at Sunday’s Showdown in the Boat in Steamboat Springs.
On a course that featured 5.4 miles of riding and 720 feet of elevation gain per lap, Tigers sophomore Lasse Konecny made yet another strong showing. His time of 1:41:16.69 in the four-lap, 52-cyclist boys varsity race was just about a half minute off the championship pace of Golden junior Ryan Campbell (1:40:45.43).
A day after finishing in second place at the Liberty Bell Invite cross-country meet in Littleton, Tigers senior Max Bonenberger shipped up to Steamboat and finished in 19th place in the boys varsity race with a time of 1:52:19.97.
Konecny and Bonenberger were joined in their strong finishes by senior Finn Remias (21st, 1:53:02.82).
Other top finishes for Summit on Sunday include Tigers senior Caleb White, who raced to sixth place in 53:37.51 in the two-lap boys junior varsity race.
Sept. 8: Third at Showdown In the Boat in Steamboat Springs
Sept. 22: Third at Granby Ranch Roundup
Oct. 5: Third at Conference championship, Haymaker Classic, Eagle
Oct. 19 and 20: Third at State championship, Durango Mesa Pursuit
In the girls varsity race, Elsa Bates raced to 18th place with a time of 1:41:38.10 while fellow senior Opal Koning took 21st place in a time of 1:47:44.84.
The Tigers will compete next at the Granby Ranch Roundup on Sunday in Granby.
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