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With a whopping 11 top-6 finishes in the Shipwreck Invite, the Summit High track and field team continued to show that its peaking at the right time of year.
In the team’s final meet before the Jeffco League finals next week, the Tigers took home two event wins Friday at Englewood High School, with senior Nick Adolph taking the triple jump title and the boys’ 4×800 relay squad also finishing first.
“Once again, the kids performed really well,” SHS head coach Kristy McClain said.
McClain added that the relay win was the highlight of the meet.
After Diego Andraca, Taylor Colvin and Adolph staked the Tigers to a slim lead after the third leg of the relay, Summit’s Clint Sawyer was called upon to close out the win. An opponent tried to pass Sawyer with less then 80 meters to the finish line, but the speedy sophomore was able to hold him off.
“During a race, it can be more difficult to hold on to first place than being the second-place challenger,” McClain said. ” … It was a text-book example of what to do when another runner tries to pass at the end of the race.”
In addition to the 4×800 squad and Adolph’s win in the triple jump (he cleared 38 feet to finish first), the Tigers had a slew of other top performances.
Julia Hayes finished second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 6:20.24 and was third in the 800. Teammate Sydney Stein was third and fourth in the respective races.
On the boys’ side, Andraca was fourth in the 800, and the 4×100 relay team (Ridge Strickler, Ivan Flores, Curtis Dankof and Chris Braun) finished fourth. The same group of runners also combined for a third-place finish in the 4×200.
In the field competitions, Taylor Greene tossed the discuss 68 feet and 5.5 inches to finish fourth in the girls’ competition, while Diane Mastin was sixth in the shot put, clearing more than 23-and-a-half feet.
The Tigers are back in action May 12 at the Jeffco League 4A Meet for field events. They will compete May 15 in the running races.
The Summit High baseball team lost a pair of games Friday and Monday, but head coach Tom Looby feels his team will have a good showing as they compete four straight days, starting today.
“The guys are making small improvements each week,” he said. “It’s a young team, and they’re getting better.”
Part of the improvements, Looby said, have come with the Tigers’ defensive play in the outfield.
In a 10-0 loss Monday at Arvada, Looby said left fielder Tyler Nelson made a number of strong defensive plays.
Unfortunately, the Tigers didn’t get much done at the plate in the game, with sophomore catcher Gabe Stuhr registering Summit’s only hit.
In Friday’s matchup with Englewood, the Tigers fell 11-2, although their bats were much more lively.
Summit’s lone senior Tucker Limbruner, along with Blaze Walker, Cody Holland and Brian Bossert each had hits for the Tigers in the loss. Jason Looby had two hits.
Coach Looby said that, if not for a poor fifth inning, the Tigers would have been close to pulling off the win.
“Just one big inning,” Looby said. “It was a two-run game heading into the fifth, and then we gave up seven runs in the inning and weren’t able to make a comeback.”
The Tigers play at Golden today with a 3:30 p.m. start time. Thursday’s game, which was optimistically slated to take place at Summit High, has been shifted to take place at Elizabeth. With the scheduling change, the Tigers will go another year without a single game played in the county.
Summit plays Clear Creek on Friday and closes the season at Conifer on Saturday.
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