Summit High: Tigers plunge back into action
April 23, 2009
FARMER’S KORNER ” It had been more than a month since the Summit High boys’ swimming and diving team competed in a meet heading into Thursday’s home dual with D’Evelyn High School.
In between, the Tigers had some practices and a week off for spring break. So, how was it for the swimmers to get back into the pool?
“It was hard,” junior Sam Provorse said. “Boy, it just
Though some of the Tigers admitted to being a little off their game, the Summit squad put up a good performance in a 127-55 loss.
SHS assistant coach Amy Clark was pleased with her team, at least under the circumstances.
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“I think the boys swam really well having not had a meet in so long,” Clark said.
The Tigers were led in the meet by senior Tom Sawyer, who had the only first-place finishes of the day for Summit. Sawyer won the 200-yard individual medley by more than 3 full seconds with a time of 2:10.13. He also won the 100-yard butterfly by nearly 5 seconds with a time of 56.22.
“Tom’s had a state qualifying time in every one of his fly races,” Clark noted. “It’s been really neat.”
Summit began the meet with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Sawyer, Collin Thomas, Justin Skall and Raphael Joly combined for a time of 1:53.18 to finish only 3 seconds behind the winner.
The Tigers continued through the next few races with Skall and Daniel Hagy finishing third and fourth, respectively, in the 200-yard freestyle, and Jack Snead and Provorse finishing 4-5 in the 50-yard freestyle. Provorse’s time of 30.21 was his best of the season.
Then Summit’s Drew Peterson placed second in the diving competition. The freshman scored an 81.5 to finish right ahead of teammate Cody Cirillo.
Skall later finished second in the 500-yard freestyle, with Hagy right behind him in third.
Overall, the Tigers had some solid finishes despite fighting
“We had some stacked events where things were going continually,” Thomas, a junior, said afterward. “We feel like we’re all out of shape. … Considering all of that, today was pretty good.”
The Tigers are now heading into the final stretch of the season with two more dual meets before the Jeffco League Championships on May 8 and 9.
“What’s important is that we taper for leagues,” Clark said of her team. “With it being the end of the year, we want to see some of our best times and some improvement.”
The Tigers are back in the pool Tuesday, when they play host to Conifer High School at 5 p.m.
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