Steamboat cross-country runs well, doesn’t qualify for state |

Steamboat cross-country runs well, doesn’t qualify for state

Luke Graham

— In a highly competitive regional field, the Steamboat Springs High School cross-country team scattered results with personal bests but wasn't able to qualify anyone for state.

"It was just a super competitive year," co-coach Erik Ramstad said. "It's tough. Everyone ran well according to the race plan we had going into the day. It was awesome to see. They improved on their own bests from the season. They become better runners. That's all you can ask for."

On the girls side, Meg O'Connell was the top Steamboat finisher in 27th, finishing in 20 minutes, 44.61 seconds.

Alex Tumminello was 43rd in 21:23.78, Lena Barker was 50th in 21:44.91 and Kelly Borgerding was 56th in 22:10.93. Madeline Martin (22:50.07), Mikaela Mathews (23:03.8), Lindsey Adler (23:16.59) and Carissa Anderson (23:17:45) rounded out the Steamboat side.

Martin and Mathews each took two minutes off their personal bests.

On the boys side, Colton Lewer again was the top finisher in 29th. His time of 17:58.74 was a personal best.

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Charles Tisch ran a personal best and was 32nd in 18:06.09. Tanner Morrison was 51st in 18:40.24, Tyler Scott was 60th in 19:24.26, Hunter McLean was 64th in 19:32.74 and Ben Lingle was 67th in 19:38.83. Zach Sperry (20:25.91), Erik Rudolf (20:41.50) and Sam Scully (23:57.93) all competed for Steamboat.

"Everyone ran fantastic," Ramstad said. "They ran conservative the first part of the race, then hammered it."

The meet ends the season for Steamboat.

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