Summit High School sports: McKenna Ramsay wins both the 400 and 800 meter individual races
Summit was led this week by key performances from some junior athletes. These strong finishes give hope to many Tigers sports programs as they finish up this season, and look to the playoffs and next year.
Track and field: The Summit boys and girls track and field teams had strong showings in their regional meet at Grand Junction on May 1 and 2. The boys team came in sixth out of eight teams in the meet, with a first place finish by the 4×400 meter relay team. Other top finishes inclued a fifth place finish by junior Nate Martin in the 400 meter individual race. Martin finished with a time of 51.97, only a couple seconds behind the first place finisher from Eagle Valley. Fellow junior Logan Ramsey came in fourth in the 800 meter race and senior Zach Johnson came in seventh in the 110 meter hurdles followed closely behind by senior Benjamin Keller, who finished eighth in the event. Johnson would have another top ten finish in the 300 meter hurdles when he came in sixth with a time of 43.02 and in the high jump, tying for second with a jump of five feet 10 inches. The track team’s day was rounded out with a fifth place finish in the 4 x 100, fourth place in the 4 x 200 and eighth in the 4 x 800. On the field side, junior Drew Chastain came in eighth in the long jump and junior Nick Kosmowski came in tenth in the triple jump.
The girls team finished the day fifth out of eight teams in the meet. Junior McKenna Ramsay had a great day for the Tigers winning both the 400 and 800 meter individual races, while the 4 x 800 relay team also took home a first place finish. Junior Jessica Horri also did well in the 400 meter, coming in fifth place with a time of 01:03.91 behind Ramsay’s first place finish at 57.8. Horri also did well in the triple jump finishing in sixth place. Junior Ruthie Boyd finished just off the podium in fourth place for the 800 meter race, just three seconds off Ramsay’s winning time of 02:21.88. Boyd also came in second in the 3200 meter.
The 4 x 800 relay team was not the only relay team to place well for the Tigers either. The teams came in seventh in the 4 x 100, sixth in the 4 x 200, and second in the 4 x 400 just three tenths of a second behind top finishing Glenwood Spring. The Tigers also finished seventh in the 800 sprint medley.
Boys baseball: Summit’s playoff bid is in question after two difficult losses last weekend at Delta. The Tigers were swept in the double header on Saturday, May 2 losing the first game 10-6 and the second 7-3. The first game marked the first loss of senior pitcher Luke Egging’s season. Egging had been previously undefeated in his seven starts this season. Still, Egging and sophomore Andrew Shaw combined to only give up two earned runs in the loss. The second game saw senior Mitchell Gray take the loss after giving up three runs. The Tigers have now dropped into fourth place in the Western Slope League and will need some help and a strong victory in the last game of the season against Englewood in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Boys lacrosse: The boys lacrosse team improved to 8-7 on the season with a 9-7 come-from-behind victory over Fruita Monument. With the victory, Summit will now turn their sites to Dawson School in Lafayette. The Tigers will face off against Dawson at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5 for a neutral site playoff game. The winner will move on to play the winner of Battle Mountain vs. Littleton in the next round of the playoffs.
Girls lacrosse: The Tigers suffered a tough loss to Golden on Saturday, May 2. The game ended with a 20-11 score, forcing the Tigers to an early exit from the playoffs. The team ended the season 3-12 overall and 1-6 in league play.
Girls soccer: The girls soccer team played one of the tightest games of the season on Friday, May 1 taking Delta to overtime. Junior goalkeeper Lexi Vanderhoeven helped the Tigers keep the game knotted at zero through regulation, before giving up an overtime goal in the Tigers 1-0 loss. The Tigers finished the season 3-11-1 overall, and 1-10-1 in league play. The playoffs will begin this Wednesday, May 6 without Summit.
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