Despite weather woes, Summit Tigers find success on the field
Tricky weather conditions meant some spring games late last week had to be rescheduled, but the beginning of the week saw some big victories, especially on the track.
Girls lacrosse: After a tough loss to Fruita Monument last Tuesday, the girls team rebounded with a 15-10 victory over Steamboat Springs on Thursday. The Tigers will look to take on Aspen in their next game, an away conference game on Wednesday, April 22.
Boys lacrosse: Summit’s boys lacrosse team came home from Fruita Monument with an 8-3 win. In addition to the victory, the lacrosse team also held a breakfast fundraiser last week at the Elks Lodge #2561 in Silverthorne. More than 200 people attended the event to help raise money for the team. Event organizer Mary Quinn commented, “players on the team were given sole responsibility for going into the community and selling tickets. They clearly did a great job.” The team will travel to Gypsum on Tuesday, April 21 to take on Eagle Valley.
Girls soccer: The Summit girls played a close game against Glenwood Springs, keeping the score tied at one through the first half. However, two second-half goals propelled Glenwood Springs past the Tigers last Tuesday, ending the game with a 3-1 Tigers’ loss. Summit’s lone goal was scored by senior Rachel Fitch with an assist by freshman Gisele Thompson. The team’s game on Saturday, April 18 had to be rescheduled due to weather, but the Tigers will take on Rifle on Wednesday, April 29 instead. The team has two home games this week taking on Palisade Tuesday, April 21 and Glenwood Springs Thursday.
Track and field: Both the girls and boys track teams ventured to Clear Creek for the Frontier Clear Creek meet on Tuesday, April 14. The girls team placed fifth out of 12 teams. Junior Ruthie Boyd notched victories in both the 800- and 1600-meter races to help lead the Tigers, with freshman Kate Wasson also placing third in the 800. Distance carried the day, as the girls 800-sprint-medley relay team also turned out a third-place finish with a time of 2:10.22.
The boys team finished fourth out of 12 teams in the meet. Senior Zach Johnson again led the way with a victory in the high jump at 6 feet and a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in 17:29. Junior Jack Anderson came in third in the shot put with a distance of 36 feet 5 inches on his throw. Summit’s 4×400 relay team finished the day in third place with a time of 4:01.77, and the 4×100 relay team narrowly missed a top three finish, ending with a time of 49.61. On Tuesday, April 21 both teams will travel to Battle Mountain High School for the Battle Mountain Invite.
Baseball: Summit captured a 10-7 victory at Alameda High School on Tuesday, April 14. Senior Ben Hull notched two RBI’s going two for four on the day. Senior Mitchell Gray pitched three solid innings before senior Luke Egging came on in relief to record the win with three scoreless innings of relief duty. Senior Ricky Seltzer rounded out the pitching performance and recorded a save for his inning of work. The Tigers will next turn their attention to Battle Mountain for an away game on Wednesday, April 22.
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