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Greksa, Summit High strong at league meet

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Led by impressive performances at the 3,200-meter distance, the Summit High track and field team had a solid showing at the Jeffco 4A League meet in Lakewood on Thursday.

The Tiger girls wound up in fifth place with 28 points, trailing eventual winner D’Evelyn by 33.5 points. The boys’ team earned points in only the 4×800 relay race and finished in eighth place.

The girls’ squad took three of the top-five places in the 3,200-meter run. Sophomore Cali Greksa earned the team’s only first-place finish in the meet, taking home top honors in the race. She edged out an opponent from Centaurus by less than a second.

Teammates Samantha Lunsky and Julie Bishop finished just behind Greksa in the 3,200 at fourth and fifth, respectively.

“It was cool to watch Cali Greksa destroy her competition,” senior captain Chris Rice said of

his teammate.

Rice also had a strong showing in the 3,200-meter run, finishing 10th on the boys’ side.

Distance running was the strength of the girls’ team on Thursday, as the Tigers’ other top performance was in the 4×800 relay race. Greksa, Lunsky, Bishop and sophomore Julia Hayes combined to finish third.

“We pushed each other, and in the end, it paid off,” Bishop said of the relay.

The boys’ 4×800 relay team finished fourth on the day, with Rice, Nick Adolph, Zach Armstrong and Diego Andraca running for the Tigers.

As has been the case for most of the season, senior Stephen Ike led the way for the boys’ team. He finished sixth in the 300 hurdles and seventh in the 110 hurdles.

SHS head coach Kristy McClain has been pleased with Ike’s season.

“Stephen Ike has a chance to qualify for the state meet in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and the triple jump,” McClain said. “He has worked assiduously this season and for the past three years. Hopefully, he’ll qualify in all three events.”

The Tigers have one final regular season meet of the spring, today at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. It’s the final leg of Thursday’s league meet and the last opportunity to earn a state cut.

“I’m nervous and excited about the last meet (today),” Hayes said.

Today’s meet begins at 9 a.m.

Bryce Evans can be reached at (970) 668-4634 or at

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