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Summit High girls Alpine skis to strong second at Ski Cooper giant slalom

Freshman Michael Cheek shines as runner-up in boys GS

Summit High Alpine skier Camille Thompson skis during her second run in the girls giant slalom competition in January 2020 at Winter Park Resort.
Eli Pace / epace@skyhi.com

FRISCO — At their final meet before next weekend’s Colorado High School Ski League meet at Beaver Creek, the Summit High School Alpine ski team had six top-10 finishers across the boys and girls squads at Friday’s giant slalom at Ski Cooper.

The girls team raced to second place with 167 points — just 12 points behind meet winner Evergreen (171) led by junior Camille Thompson’s third-place combined time on her two runs of 1:21.65. The Tigers earned 58 team points with those results, and also received 56 team points from sophomore Paige Peterson’s fifth place (1:33.48) and sophomore Victoria Uglyar’s eighth place (1:25.76) finishes. Tigers junior Olivia Westall also finished in the top-10 with her ninth-place time of 1:25.89.

In the boys race, Summit took fourth place with 154 points in a tight team competition that was won by Durango (162 points). Tigers freshman Michael Cheek was Summit’s strongest individual skier on the day, racing to a second-place time of 1:20.89 in the boys competition to earn the team 59 points.

Summit also received 55 team points from the seventh-place showing of sophomore Gavin Masters (1:26.11) and 40 points from the 30th-place time of sophomore Kevin Reddell (1:35.82).

The Tigers will prepare this week for Thursday and Friday’s state championship at Beaver Creek, beginning with giant slalom on Thursday, Feb. 27 and slalom on Friday, Feb. 28.


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