SHS Nordic teams both land on podium
VAIL – Tyler Reinking began the high school Nordic season by showing that he’s a contender.The Summit High School senior finished second in Saturday’s classic at the Vail Nordic Center with a time of 18 minutes, 39.7 seconds. The only opponent to finish ahead of the Tigers’ co-captain was All-American Scott Lacy of Aspen, which was the No. 1 team in the nation last year, according to SHS coach Gene Dayton.Lacy led the Aspen boys to victory (166 points) with a time of 18:24.6 Vail took second (165) and Summit took third (153).The second-fastest Tiger was Richard Hayes in 11th place, followed by McCabe Jones in 23rd.Results were unavailable Saturday after frigid conditions disabled the race’s timing equipment at the Vail Nordic Center.Summit’s girls took second with 153 points behind Steamboat (159) and ahead of Vail (143).Mackenzie Jones led the way for SHS with a sixth-place finish in 23:16. She was followed by Lady Tigers Julia Hayes (11th, 23:30) and Bailey Jefferson (24th, 24:48)”We’re proud of our athletes,” SHS coach Gene Dayton said. “They push themselves harder at meets than we (as coaches) could ever possibly do in practice.”
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