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Tigers continue to rack up wins

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In a giant slalom competition in Steamboat Springs Friday, the Summit High boys’ and girls’ alpine ski teams continued their season-long dominance with team wins in both fields.

The boys’ squad had three skiers finish inside the top-four of the race to beat Shrine Pass-rival Battle Mountain by a 174-170 margin.

The girls, meanwhile, finished tied atop the leader board with Battle Mountain after both teams finished with 170 points.

“It was another good day for them,” SHS head coach David Ellena said in a voicemail. “They keep improving and progressing, and things are looking good heading into state.”

Doug MacIsaac had the top finish for any Tiger skier, coming in second in the boys’ field only three seconds behind Battle Mountain’s Cooper Cartmill.

Matthias Krainz and Brian Hartman were third and fourth, respectively, in the race as the other two skiers to count toward Summit’s team score.

The Tigers had another six skiers finish within the top-25 for boys, the cutline for state-qualifying times.

Will Cutler finished seventh, and Jeremy Keen, whom Ellena said had a very impressive day, finished in 12th place.

Grant Peterson (14th), Ridge Strickler (18th), Drew Peterson (19th) and Wiley Kaupus (25th) also had good days for Summit.

For the girls’ squad, it was Stefanie Walters leading the Tigers with a third-place finish. Teammate Hannah Price finished one spot behind her in fourth.

Also, Haley Gage and Shelbee Wood finished sixth and seventh, respectively, to give the Tigers four of the top-seven girls in the race.

Madie Hayes (18th) also finished inside of the state-qualifying mark for Summit.

After wins in nearly every race this season, the Tigers now prepare for the Colorado State Meet, which will be held on their home hill of Keystone.

The races take place Feb. 18-19 with both a slalom and giant slalom race.

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