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Summit stays afloat at Husky Invite

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

BAILEY In the final meet before the Jeffco League championship, the Summit girls managed to stay out of last place. At the Husky Invite in Platte Canyon, a competition head coach Laura Graf described as one “that historically we don’t worry about placing or winning in,” the Tigers finished ninth out of 10 teams. Erin Gray was Summit’s top scorer with a third-place finish in the 100-yard breastroke (1:20.34). Mallory Kaufman took seventh in the 100 fly (1:14.30), and Brittany Moore snuck into 11th in the 100 backstroke (1:19.78). Lacie Williams rounded out the individual swimming scoring with a 12th-place finish in the 200 freestyle (2:27.24)

The Tigers put two out of three relays in scoring position, taking eighth in the 200 medley relay (2:18.64) and ninth in the 200 freestyle relay (2:07.75). All that remains of Summit’s season is next weekend’s Jeffco League meet and state on Feb. 15-17, pending qualifiers from Summit’s team.

“I know we need a lot of rest,” Graf said of the upcoming week’s training regimen. “We’re going to fine tune,” she said, adding that times are still dropping. Graf said she is looking for a fourth-place finish at the league meet, one slot down from her early season prediction.

“I know that Evergreen has 44 girls which is twice as many (as us),” Graf said, pointing out the difference between the team she predicts will grab third and her 18-girl squad. “Now we’re contending for fourth with Golden and Conifer,” two well-matched teams, according to Graf. The divers at Saturday’s invite contributed a good portion of the team’s individual points with a seventh-place finish from Nicole Luby (142.60) and an eighth-place finish from Samantha Gardner (140.25).

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