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Summit Middle School boys cross-country team wins state for the first time in school history

Summit girls cross-country team state runner-up

The Summit Middle School cross-country team poses for a photo after placing first and second at the state cross-country meet in Denver on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Summit boys cross-country team won the state title for the first time in school history.
Myrth McDonald/Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: Cody Jones is an assistant coach for the Summit Middle School cross-country team.

For the first time in Summit Middle School history, the Summit boys cross-country team won the Colorado Middle School State Cross-Country Championships, which was held Saturday, Oct. 22, at Fehringer Ranch Park in Denver.

The boys team won the varsity blue race with a score of 136 points while the Summit girls team placed second in the girl’s varsity blue race behind The Classical Academy Middle School. 



The boys were led by eighth graders Jay McDonald and Lukas Remeikis, who placed second and fifth, respectively. Following the duo was Owen Fallon in 29th place, John McDonald in 41st, Danny Butler in 69th, Cooper Levi in 70th and Crosby Hume in 78th.

The Summit girls were led by eighth grader Lilly Benbow in 13th place and sixth grader Kayla Broecker in 21st place. Leah Noble placed 28th overall, and Zoe Nelson finished 32nd. Rounding out the team was Paige Ratliff in 37th, Anna Stafford in 51st and Ashley Adkins in 59th.



Additionally, seventh grader Lyle McDonald won the boys open blue race.


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