Tiger runners place 3rd at Front Range meet Tuesday | SummitDaily.com

Tiger runners place 3rd at Front Range meet Tuesday

Geoff Mintz
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At the Elizabeth Invitational on Tuesday, the Summit High cross county team took third for both the boys’ and girls’ squads. There were 113 total boys and 91 girls competing at the event.

Liam Meirow and Kathy Pappas had impressive individual results, both taking third overall.

“It was a great meet,” said head coach Heather Quarantillo. “It was the first time we’ve ever been to the Elizabeth Invitational. The course utilized the fields and trails right near the school, which made for a great cross country course – pretty much all on dirt and soft surfaces with one big hill in the middle.”

She said with 22 schools at the meet, it was very competitive and the team is pleased with its third-place finishes.

“It was a great race for us to go to,” she said. “We got to race against some schools that we don’t typically see – 3A, 4A and a couple 5A schools. We just thought it looked like a fun one to throw onto our schedule. The course was fast, so our runners had a chance to put down some very fast times.”

Sophmore Liam Meirow continued to impress Tuesday after taking a victory in the season’s first race in Beaver Creek.

“(Meirow) has an excellent chance at being one of the best runners we’ve ever had in the program. He’s doing exceptionally well, so we’re all really excited to see how he will progress.”

Boys overall results: 3. Liam Meirow; 15. Emmitt Bailey; 26. Robert Koegel; 36. Troy Meeker; 38. Cameron Bobb; 42. Sam Piehl; 64. Danny Cuadrado.

Girls overall results: 3. Kathy Pappas; 15. Alicia Scheifley; 18. Sydney Stein; 28. Riley Bargo; 43. Claire Vande Yacht; 59. Hannah Hart; 60. Tessa Piehl.

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