SHS track and field to hold fund-raiser |

SHS track and field to hold fund-raiser

With no home meets this season, the Summit High School track and field team is hoping to make its travels a bit more comfortable.

To that end, the team is hosting a fund-raiser Saturday at Express Lube of Frisco. For each car that gets its oil changed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Summit Boulevard business (near Wal-Mart), Express Lube will donate $5 to the Tigers. The money will likely be used for overnight stays at weekend meets on the Front Range.

The athletes will work one-hour shifts at Express Lube during the day, taking care of the non-technical aspects of the business. SHS assistant track coach and father of shot and discus thrower Mike Holloway owns Express Lube. Mike Zakahi, father of versatile senior Ray Zakahi, is a manager at the business.

The Tigers, meanwhile, are coming off a strong showing Wednesday at a Jeffco League quad meet with Golden, Englewood and Jefferson.

Summit, competing against two much deeper teams in Golden and Englewood, finished third in both the boys’ and girls’ meets.

The girls came away with a handful of first- and- second-place finishes. The team of Charlotte Hill, Betsy Jason, Brittany Adamson and Jessie Glynn won the medley relay in 2 minutes, 8.24 seconds. Kara Springer, Jessie Geiss, Amy Secor and Tara Carosa won the 800-meter relay in 11:57.45.

Individually, Glynn won the 300 hurdles in 1 minute flat, and Carosa won the 3,200 in 13:41.54.

Jason was second in the 100 hurdles in 20.24 seconds; Secor was second in the 400 in 1:13.19; Springer was second in the 800 in 3:08.46.

In the field events, Lindsay Rappleye took two second places: one in the shot with a throw of 27 feet, 1 3/4 inches, and one in the discus with an 84-2 1/4. Julie Black was second in the high jump with a jump of 4 feet, 4 inches, and Glynn took second in the triple jump with a 28 1/2.

“When we got there and found out we could compete, we were real excited about it,” said first-year coach Sandy Padjen.

The boys were not able to win an event, but they took a number of second-place finishes.

John Koop was second in the shot put with a throw of

37-5, and Mike Holloway was second in the discus with a 116-8 1/2. Ray Zakahi finished second in the long jump with a jump of 18-6 1/2, and he teamed with Stephan Collard, Brandon Ives and Max Miller to take second in the 400-meter relay. Ives also was second in the individual 400 in 59.5 seconds.

“We were pleased with how the kids did, and a lot of the kids were pleased and motivated to see how they can do next week,” Padjen said.

Summit returns to Englewood Wednesday for a Jeffco tri meet against Englewood and Elizabeth.

Jason Starr can be reached at (970) 668-3998 Ext. 231 or at

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