Tiger track and field place in 10 events in Kremmling
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The Summit High track and field team battled the snow and the wind to earn 10 top-eight finishes in the Joe Shields Invitational at West Grand High School on Saturday.
The Tigers finished 11th as a team in both the boys’ and girls competition.
“The runners and throwers performed well (Saturday), especially considering the snow and the wind,” SHS head coach Kristy McClain said.
The track in Kremmling was covered in snow when the Tigers showed up for the tourney. Once it was cleared off, though, the Summit squad heated things up.
Sophomore Ridge Strickler and senior Nick Adolph each ran personal bests in their respective sprints. Adolph used his time of 58.7 to finish seventh in the boys’ 400-meter dash, while Strickler’s swift time in the 100-meter dash wasn’t quite good enough to earn a place.
Meanwhile, junior runner Julia Hayes placed in two individual events, the only Tiger to do so on the day. Hayes was sixth in both the 800-meter and 1,600-meter runs.
Sydney Stein was the final individual placer for Summit in the meet, finishing one spot behind Hayes in the 1600 in seventh place.
The Tigers also had five relay teams earn places on the day.
The boys’ 4×800 squad of Taylor Colvin, Clint Sawyer, Sam Provorse and Shane Arnold finished fourth with a time of 9:51.21.
Then, Strickler, Curtis Dankof, Chris Braun and Ivan Flores combined for a fourth-place finish in the 4×100 relay.
The boys’ 4×200 team (Strickler, Braun, Oliver Biggin and Dankof) finished sixth; the girls’ 800-meter sprint medley team (Diane Mastin, Elizabeth Murphy, Taryn Spencer and Julia Scanlan) was eighth; the girls’ 4×200 squad (Hannah McGrew, Spencer, Scanlan and Crystal Nichols) finished sixth; and the girls’ 4×100 team (Jessica May, McGrew, Nichols and Scanlan) finished eighth.
McClain said she expects more good things from her team when it returns to competition after next week’s spring break.
“I look for more personal bests and even some school records to be broken in the next couple of meets,” the coach said.
The Tigers will compete in the Jeffco League 4A relays at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood on April 21.
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