Results from 2016 Breck Crest, King and Queen of the Beach sand tourneys and more |

Results from 2016 Breck Crest, King and Queen of the Beach sand tourneys and more

Compiled by Phil Lindeman

2016 Breckenridge Crest — Breckenridge, Aug. 27

An annual trail race held high, high above Breckenridge on trails above 9,600 vertical feet, with divisions for a 10K, half-marathon and full marathon. The event drew roughly 250 male, female and youth athletes from across the state, region and globe, including runners from Arizona, Florida and Connecticut. There was even a half-marathoner from the United Kingdom.

For complete results, see the Breck Crest page under “results” at

10K top females, overall

1. Ellie Linnenburger, Colorado Springs — 54:11

2. Kim Benedict, Breckenridge — 55:59

3. Jamie Fisher, Silverthorne — 57:04

10K top males, overall

1. Pepi Peterson, Hudson, Massachusetts — 44:12

2. Mike Riederer, Westminster — 49:38

3. Brian Pterson, Denver — 55:38

Half-marathon top females, overall

1. Maija Zimmerman, Highlands Ranch — 2:11:50

2. Elizabeth Helland, Colorado Springs — 2:17:35

3. Kim Eytel, Breckenridge — 2:27:06

Half-marathon top males, overall

1. Joseph Gray, Colorado Springs — 1:34:44

2. Andy Wacker, Boulder — 1:34:52

3. Eric Broecker, Frisco — 1:56:24

Marathon top females, overall

1. Maria Petzold, Copper Mountain — 4:18:22

2. Jen Lavely, Central City — 4:31:29

3. Whitney Garcia, Louisville — 4:37:24

Marathon top males, overall

1. Mario Macias, Colorado Springs — 3:19:07

2. Josh Arthur, Boulder — 3:20:17

3. Paul Steinweg, Breckenridge — 3:38:42

2016 Summit Mountain Challenge overall standings

The 30th edition of the Summit Mountain Challenge mountain bike series is nearly finished, with only two races remaining: the rescheduled Peaks Time Trial today at 5:15 p.m. and the final race, the vaunted Fall Classic in and around Breck, on Sept. 4.

Here’s a look at the overall standings with a final week of heated racing to go. For complete standings, see the SMC results section at

Pro-open men, overall (points)

1. Nick Truitt, Breck Bike Guides — 430

2. Ezekiel Hersh, Honey Stinger Bontrager — 250

3. Cameron Bobb, Summit Velo — 245

Pro-open women, overall (points)

1. Amy Freeman, Breck Bike Guides — 470

2. Christena Ward, Breck Bike Guides — 390

3. Sydney Fox, Breck Bike Guides — 270

Expert men 40-49, overall (points)

1. Jonathan Tashkin — 370

2. Darron Cheek, Wilderness Sports — 330

3. Daniel Lewis, Honey Stinger/Stans No Tubes — 310

Expert and singlespeed women, overall (points)

1. Kristin Schwarck, Wilderness Sports — 480

2. Kristin Moyer, Naked Womens Racing — 325

3. Catherine Bywaters, Wilderness Sports — 215

Junior boys 13-15, overall (points)

1. Oliver Trowbridge, Summit Velo Jr. — 470

2. Lasse Konecny, Team Breck Sports Club — 450

3. Cooper Orr, Summit Velo Jr. — 410

Junior girls 13-15, overall (points)

1. Tai-lee Smith, Great Western Lodging — 470

2. Jazlyn Smith, Great Western Lodging — 420

3. Ashlyn Lewis, Wilderness Sports Jr. — 370

Silverthorne crowns annual King and Queen of the Beach, Aug. 27-28

They came, they saw, they conquered: From Aug. 27-28, a group of 20 men and 11 women played in the annual King and Queen of the Beach Tournaments, hosted by the Silverthorne Recreation Center on the sand courts at Rainbow Park.

When all was said and done, tourney stalwart Eric Fischer took first overall for the men on Saturday. He weathered 14 games in near-perfect weather against a few of the best sand players in the Rocky Mountains, rising from pool play to the pro division knock-out round. Fellow local Bryan Rogers took a close second after the championship game.

On Sunday, Summit High School JV volleyball coach Aurora Santos went undefeated after 11 total games before the finals was canceled due to rain and lightning. Partner Natalie Burns helped Santos secure the crown in a very rainy, very tight final against second-place finisher Erika Solm and her partner, Kamila Taylor.

Kristin Walter shoots perfect to win Rimfire Challenge, Aug. 27

Take it from a range officer: Everyone at the Summit County Shooting Range will have to practice a little harder to dethrone Kristin Walter. On Aug. 27, the local real estate agent figuratively blew away the competition at the annual Rimfire Challenge .22 rifle contest with a score of 200.

Andrew O’Neel, secretery for the Summit Range Association, explains the rest:

“The first place score was 200 (all 20 shots within the 10-point bull’s-eye), with 16 of those 20 shots in the inner X of the bull’s-eye (about the size of a dime). The second and third place scores were 197 and 195, respectively. That is really tough to beat! Even the first place score in the youth category was 200, with 12 X’s. Incredible… we all need to pick up our game apparently!”

Adult winners, overall

1. Kristin Walters

2. James Wallach

3. Raj Patil

Youth winners, overall

1. Mia Edgar

2. Ben Scott

Frisco Bay Invitational — Tigers MTB team, Aug. 27-28

The first race of the Colorado high school mountain bike season, held on the trails at Frisco Peninsula from Aug. 27-28. The event drew nearly 900 athletes from across the state and region for two days of racing split into two conferences: the North (home to Summit High) and the South.

This race was the first for Summit riders in Division I, which includes teams with 21 or more athletes from Battle Mountain, Boulder, Fairview and across the state. Summit took second-place overall in Division II last season.

For complete results, see

Top Division I teams, overall (11 total)

1. Fairview High School — 5,124 points

2. Boulder High School — 5,123 points

3. Summit High School — 4,881 points

Varsity girls, overall (15 total)

1. Katja Freeburn, Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy — 1:26:11

2. Ezra Smith, Summit — 1:26:24

3. Molly Madden, Fairview — 1:32:47

Varsity boys, overall (35 total)

1. Will McBryde, East High School — 1:39:06

2. Ross Ellwood, Boulder — 1:39:47

3. Reade Warner, Golden — 1:41:27

3. Slav Uglyar, Summit — 1:42:22

JV girls, overall (36 total)

1. Tea Wright, Fairview — 1:00:35

2. Jazlyn Smith, Summit — 1:02:22

3. Margaret Dickson, Steamboat — 1:04:18

Sophomore girls, overall (22 total)

1. Madelynn Gerritsen, Golden — 58:17

2. Alyssa Feinberg, Fairview — 1:05:25

3. Grace Karoly, Summit — 1:06:33

Freshman girls, overall (32 total)

1. Sharon Seabury, Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy — 1:01:47

2. Opal Koning, Summit — 1:03:54

3. Berit Frischholz, Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy — 1:04:35

D’Evelyn Dash Invitational — Tigers cross-country, Aug. 27

The first meet of the 2016 high school cross-country season, hosted by D’Evelyn High School on a course at Fehringer Ranch Open Space in Littleton. The event drew 22 boys and girls teams from across the state, with 207 males and 231 females on the course.

Arvada West came away with overall wins for both genders. The Summit squads each took 9 out of 11 teams. A recap from head coach Heather Quarantillo:

Max Bonenberger (freshman) was our boys leader in 43rd place with a smoking-fast 18:31 for the 5K. Fellow freshman Jeremiah Vaille was 47th in another speedy time of 18:44. Junior Ryan Davidson was 57th at 19:05, while sophomore Wyatt Cunningham was 69th in 19:29. Junior Jack Hurlbert took 91st with 20:26 and freshman Tommy Brown was 92nd in 20:31. Junior team captain Nash LaFrankie was 96th with a time of 20:37.

On the girls side, sophomore Morrison Donovan was 22nd in 21:21. Freshman Lexie Morici was 43rd in 22:24. The lone senior on both teams, team captain Katie Mason, was 56th in 22:55. Freshman Josie Jardon was 93rd in 24:57, junior Ashley Edgington was 100th in 25:13, sophomore Aneth Carmona was 115th in 25:49, junior Kate Wasson was 144th in 26:38 and junior Katie Lockard rounded out the varsity at 174th in 29:02.

Summit vs. Salida — Tigers football, Aug. 26

The first game of the 2016 high school football season, a non-conference game hosted in Salida by the Salida High School Spartans on Aug. 26. The Tigers won, 33-21, to begin the season 1-0 overall.

Summit next faces Steamboat Springs (0-1) in a non-conference away game in Steamboat on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.

Summit vs. Wheatridge — Lady Tigers volleyball, Aug. 25

The first home match of the 2016 girls volleyball season, a non-conference set of games against Wheatridge High School. The Tigers won in three sets (25-9, 25-17, 25-22) to begin the season 1-0 overall.

Summit next plays Rifle (0-0) in a home non-conference match on Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

S1 S2 S3 Final

Summit 25 25 25 3

Wheatridge 9 17 22 0

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