Richmond shines at Jeffco Championships |

Richmond shines at Jeffco Championships

ARVADA – Junior Pete Richmond led the Summit High School boys swimming and diving team Saturday with two top-three finishes at the Jeffco League Championships at Myers Pool.

It was Summit’s first appearance at the Jeffco Championships, which combine Class 4A and 5A schools, since moving from the Skyline League in the offseason.

Richmond placed second in the the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.84.5 seconds and third in the 100 free in 50.04.5. The Tigers placed ninth as a team among 13 schools. Evergreen won the meet, followed by Arvada West and Pomona.

Joe Baldwin was sixth among 18 divers with a score of 255.80. The 400 freestyle relay team of Richmond, Eric Lowe, Kyle Ahern and Josh Gammel finished seventh with a time of 3:45.84.4. Summit’s 200 medley relay team of Lowe, Richmond, Marc Miller and David Shaffer won the consolation final for ninth place overall. Their time was 2:00.6. Lowe was third in the consolation final in the 200 freestyle, finishing 11th overall.

Ahern, Shaffer, Miller and Gammel teamed up for the 200 free relay and finished 10th overall in 1:49.76.

Summit was without one of its better swimmers in junior John McGee. The Tigers are also tapering with an eye toward the 4A State Championships, scheduled for May 16-17 in Loveland, for which six Summit swimmers have qualified.

Track regional finals postponed

ELIZABETH – A long road trip was all for naught Saturday as the Summit High School track and field team was snowed out of its Class 4A, Region 6 meet.

Elizabeth is one of the farthest schools Summit has to travel to – a solid two and a half hour drive. The Tigers were there for preliminaries on Thursday, then returned to Summit County for school Friday, then left again Friday afternoon to spend the night in Castle Rock, 20 miles west of Elizabeth, in preparation for Saturday’s events.

They awoke to several inches of snow Saturday morning and the disappointing news that the meet had been postponed. It has been rescheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

About 15 Tigers will compete for spots in the 4A State Meet, scheduled for May 16-17 at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. Top-three finishes are needed to advance.

Summit’s best chance at a state berth comes from the girls hurdlers. Freshman Brittany Adamson enters the 100-meter hurdles with the second best qualifying time, and senior Jessie Glynn was third in qualifying in the 300 hurdles.

The relay team of Glynn, Adamson, Charlotte Hill and Betsy Jason are also among the contenders in the 400 relay.

For the boys, shot put thrower Mike Allard is Summit’s best chance. The Tigers will leave Monday morning for another drive to Elizabeth.

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