Summit Middle School Nordic teams walks away with wins |

Summit Middle School Nordic teams walks away with wins

The Summit Middle School Nordic team finished its school racing season last weekend in the same vein that it started – as winners.

The girls team won its race Saturday in Carbondale to put the official stamp on an undefeated season. The boys team also won, having won all of its races except for the first of the season in Steamboat Springs.

Middle School Nordic coaches said both teams had more talent this season than ever before.

Both teams also raced in a 1-kilometer spring in Aspen Friday. Of the six female racers that went to finals, four were from Summit, including Mackenzie Jones, Leah Venturoni, Morgan Major and Jenya Berino, who placed third, fourth, fifth and sixth. Jeff Metzger made it to finals for SMS boys and placed fifth.

In Saturday’s hilly, 3K race in Carbondale, Briana Perkins finished first, in 14 minutes, 51 seconds. Lauren Jefferson finished on her heels in 15:14 for second and Lauren Frykolm finished in 15:40 for third. Vail finished behind Summit.

For SMS boys, Marshall Snead won the race with a finish time of 13:39, Thomas Sawyer took second and Tyler Reinking third. Overall, Summit won and Lake County took second.

The Carbondale races were also scored as Rocky Mountain Division (RMD) races, where several SMS skiers finished top 10, including Briana Perkins who took first for the girls, Lauren Frykholm third, Mackenzie Jones fourth, Leah Venturoni fifth, Jenya Berino seventh, Morgan Major eighth and Abbey Wathen 10th. Summit coaches said the middle school (J3) girls have never finished so well in an RMD race. The middle school boys also took top 10 spots in the RMD scoring. Marshall Snead took seventh, Thomas Sawyer took eighth and Tyler Reinking

took ninth.

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