Summit High sophomore runner Dom Remeikis wins Eagle Valley Invitational
Entire Tigers girls team posts fastest times of season, finish 7th
Editor’s note: The below article has been edited to correct that Dom Remeikis’ winning time was the second-fastest at the Eagle Valley Invitational for a Tiger runner in the past decade. A previous version of this article incorrectly stated it was the second-fastest time for a Tiger runner at any race in the past decade.
Summit High School sophomore Dom Remeikis won Saturday’s Eagle Valley Invitational boys cross-country running race in Eagle.
Running in ideal weather, Remeikis was the fastest competitor of the day in a field of 48 runners from seven teams. Remeikis’ 5,000-meter time of 16 minutes and 43 seconds resulted from a surge in the race’s final half mile.
After running with Eagle Valley’s Gage Nielsen for the first 2.5 miles, Remeikis opened up what turned into a six-second win.
Remeikis’ time was the second-fastest time by a Summit High School boy at the race in the past decade, behind 2014 Tiger graduate Liam Meirow’s time of 16:27 in a 2013 meet.
The sophomore star’s time powered Summit to a third-place finish in the boys team race. Summit senior Sam Burke continued a strong campaign as one of the team’s leaders with a time of 17:20. This was Burke’s fastest time of the season and earned him a fifth-place finish.
Summit sophomore Zach McBride ran to an 11th-place finish at 17:35. The other top Tiger boys times on the day included a season-best time for 22nd-place Landon Cunningham (18:22), a season-best time for Korben Long in 34th place (19:19) and Tyler Hodges in 44th place at 20:07. Eagle Valley’s boys won their home meet while Grand Junction ran to second. The Tigers topped fourth-place Battle Mountain, fifth-place Steamboat Springs, sixth-place Glenwood Springs and Aspen.
In the girls race, the Tigers saw each racer run season-fastest times. The group was led by Alice Wescott’s 15th-place showing, who crossed the finish line in 21:40.
Logan Reid had another strong race running with Wescott, finishing in 17th place (21:43). Summit’s other top girls runners on the day were Paige Wescott (34th, 23:04). Kaelin Love (38th, 23:29), Sage Hanks (39th, 23:43), Rena Singleton (40th, 23:45) and Estrella Guadamuz (41st, 23:55).
Those times earned the Tigers a seventh-place finish in the eight school race, which was won by Battle Mountain.
Summit will next run at the Salida Invitational at Vandeveer Ranch in Salida on Sept. 26.
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