Summit High track team heads to league championships
The Summit High School track team heads to Grand Junction Friday and Saturday for the Western Slope league championships. This will be the last shot for athletes to qualify for the state championship, which starts next week.
“Strange things happen at leagues,” said track coach Kristy McClain. “We’ll just have to see.”
The Tigers wrap up a record-breaking season this week. “We have the biggest numbers we’ve ever had,” said McClain of the turnout for track this season.
She is proud of the effort put forth by the team this year, as well as their sportsmanship.
Standout freshman Mckenna Ramsey has lead the way this season. She broke school records for the 800 meters, set in 2008, and the 200 meter record, set in 1984. “We look for the next few years to be a series of breaking records,” McClain said of Ramsay.
The girls 4×800 team, which included Ramsay, Kathrine Pappas, Jessica Horii and Ruthe Boyd, also broke a school record set in 1996.
Pappas and Boyd have also had solid performances in their individual distance events, McClain said.
Going into the league championships, the boys 4×200 team and 4×400 are also worth a focus. They have placed in the top three at almost every meet this year, McClain said.
The 4×200 team running at leagues will be Alex Veleta, Tim Batchelder, Dominick DiLallo and Tristan McDonald. The boys 4×400 team will be DiLallo, McDonald, Ben Jorgenson and Ben Sloan.
The team heads to league championships with hopes of having a few qualifiers for state. Ramsay is already likely to be competing. The boys and girls relay teams also have hopes to qualify.
With a young team, composed of a large number of freshman, McClain already is excited for next season.
“We’ve never had a group like this before,” she said. “We’ll build off of this year.”
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