Summit High cross country finishes sixth |

Summit High cross country finishes sixth

GOLDEN – Less than a week after playing host on its own torturous course, the Summit High School cross country team traveled to Dakota Ridge to take on one of the fastest 4A and 5A fields to gather this season.

It didn’t seem to affect the Lady Tigers.

The girls placed sixth out of 16 teams and used five personal bests to pace the field. Sierra Anderson took ninth in 20 minutes, 40 seconds, while senior Tara Carosa took 15th in 21:10. Along with Brittany Perkins in 20th, the trio earned ribbons.

Amy Secor set a personal best with a 23:20, Jessie Geiss ran a 24:13 and Erin Gray set a personal best with a 24:29 – 3 minutes faster than her previous best.

“She is going to be the star of the future for this team,” Tigers head coach Heather Quarantillo said. “If there was a tenacity award, it would have gone to senior Jessie Geiss, who ran well despite a great deal of hip pain.”

Ben Holland, pacing the five Tigers to run the boys race, ran a personal best 5K in 18 minutes, 45 seconds and finished in 48th. Jarvis Johnson set a personal best 19:49, Chris Marvin set a season best 20:25, David Shaffer set a personal best 21:57 and Marc Miller ran a 22:44.

The Tigers will rest this week for the Class 4A Jeffco League Championships at Clement Park on Oct. 9.

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