Summit Extreme 11U baseball takes 2nd at state tourney, plus Morning Thunder trail results |

Summit Extreme 11U baseball takes 2nd at state tourney, plus Morning Thunder trail results

Compiled by Phil Lindeman

Summit Trail Series No. 2: Morning Thunder — June 22

The second race of the six-race Summit Trail Running Series, held on double-track and singletrack trails between Peak 7 and Peak 8 in Breckenridge. The event drew more than 120 total runners for the 4K short course and 7K long course, including nearly twice as many women as men and more than 50 youth younger than 18 years old. The race started with welcome clouds and light drizzle before ending in the first real downpour of summer, aka Breck normal.

For complete results, see the trail series page at

Men's short course, overall

1. Colin Szuch, 13-17 division — 21:02

2. Scott Siriano, 40-49 division — 21:41

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3. Logan Ramsay, 19-29 division — 22:29

Women's short course, overall

1. Lori Klabon, 40-49 division — 23:09

2. Nina Schamberger, 10-12 division — 24:33

3. Fern Clark, 10-12 division — 24:44

Men's long course, overall

1. Luc Hagen, 18-29 division — 33:13

2. Nicholas Simmons, 13-17 division — 35:01

3. Brent Harring, 30-39 division — 35:15

Women's long course, overall

1. Alayna Szuch, 10-12 division — 35:03

2. Kelly Ahern, 30-39 division — 37:45

3. Jamie Brede, 30-39 division — 39:09

S'thorne rec breaks hometown record for World's Largest Swim Lesson on June 23

It ain't every day you can break world records in a swimsuit.

On June 23, the Silverthorne Recreation Center held its annual World's Largest Swim Lesson event, a worldwide series of classes to spread water safety and break a record at the same time. The Silverthorne event drew 108 students, from toddlers to teenagers to adults, for free, 30-minute swim lessons taught by rec center instructors. Residents Jay and Laura Remington were the pool's Guinness World Record witnesses, and, when all was said and done, they confirmed a new local record: 108 is the most ever for the Silverthorne event, up from about 90 last year.

Summit Extreme 11U team finishes season with 2nd at state tourney

This past weekend, June 24-26, the Summit Extreme 11U team traveled to Denver for the Colorado Amateur Baseball Association state tournament.

The local boys got off to a rocky start on Friday, finishing 0-1-1. With this start, the team had to win all three of its next games against difficult competition to qualify for the tournament final on Sunday.

On Sunday — the longest day of the tourney for the boys — the 11Us won their first game, 9-8, with a two-run walk-off single in the bottom of the sixth inning. In the second game, they knocked off the two-seed team with an impressive 22-12 victory. The 11Us followed the slugfest with another convincing 14-3 victory to reach the championship game.

In the fourth game of the day, on a hot, hot afternoon in Denver, their bats finally went cold and they lost 11-3 in the championship game to finish second of 22 teams at the tourney.

The Summit Extreme baseball program had a very successful season, highlighted by the 8U, 9U, 11U, 12U and 13U teams all qualifying for and playing in the various CABA state tournaments.

Silverthorne Storm Gymnastics home meet — June 24-25

The first and only home meet of the summer youth gymnastics season, hosted by Silverthorne Storm at the Silverthorne Recreation Center on June 24 and June 25. Gymnasts from ages 7 years old to 14 years old competed in four events (beam, uneven bars, floor exercise and vault) in three divisions (optional, Comp-3 and Comp-4). The event drew 290 competitors over the weekend, including 120 optional, 90 C-3s and 80 C-4s from four teams across the state: Apex in Arvada, Broomfield, Thornton and Silverthorne.

The home team had 24 first-place finishes spread between 34 athletes who competed.

"Too many trips to the podium to count," head coach Ben Way said.

"Most of our girls got up there at least once, but not all."

The Silverthorne team also qualified several athletes for regionals in Aurora, held July 15-16. New qualifiers for the all around discipline include Elodie Olsen, Paige Petersen, Bryton Ferrari and Mackenna Simson. Simson is the highest-level competitor as an Optional three and the home meet was her first competition this season.

"It was nice to have her back after pulling hammy and groin muscles running hurdles in middle school," Way said of Simson.

First place finishes, all around

Comp-3 — Stephanie Fuentes

Comp-4 — Sierra Durloo and Emily Koetteritz

Optional 1s — Lili Hess and Holly Viser