Tigers hold their own at Jeffco Invite
ARVADA – As far as Colorado high school swimming goes, it would be hard to find a more competitive meet than the annual Jeffco Invite. Just ask the Summit High School swim team, one of just six 4A teams at the 21-team competition which spanned Friday and Saturday at Meyers Pool. The remainder of the field was comprised of 5A teams.According to Summit coach Mike Rathgeber, the Tigers were unfazed by the meet’s magnitude.”It was an enormously successful weekend,” he said. “We did much better than we normally do at this event.”Rathgeber said he measured his team’s success by the number of Tigers who qualified for Saturday’s finals.”We brought back three individuals and three relay teams after Friday’s preliminaries,” Rathgeber said. “That’s a really good amount for us.”Freshman phenom Tom Sawyer took sixth place in the 200 individual medley and eighth in the 100 fly. Only one 4A swimmer finished ahead of Sawyer in the 100 fly.Andrew Marshall finished 12th in the individual medley and Josh Gammel took 15th in the 100 free. In all, four Tigers achieved personal bests over the course of the weekend.”I’m very pleased with where we’re at with a month to go,” Rathgeber said. “We continue to improve our times and compete against tough teams.”Summit will host Green Mountain in a 4 p.m. dual on Wednesday.
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