Shorthanded Sailors fare well at Glenwood invite
April 17, 2016
Steamboat Springs — With many kids having already left town for spring break, the Steamboat Springs High School track and field team took a partial squad to the Glenwood Springs Demon Invitational on Saturday.
Among the highlights, senior Alexandra Tumminello won the girls 1,600-meter race in five minutes, 40.87 seconds. SSHS freshman Winter Boese was right behind Tumminello, taking second in 5:46.80. Sailor senior Kathleen O'Connell, arguably their best mile runner, did not compete.
"They were in a strong pack, but Alexandra made a move before the last lap and was able to hold it and really created a gap," Steamboat track coach Lisa Renee Tumminello said. "And Winter just courageously followed after that. It was a good mile."
Other girls with top-five finishes include senior Allison Casey taking fourth in the pole vault (7 feet 2 inches), freshman Kandice Kittinger taking third in the 3,200-meter run (12:55.28) for a 28-second personal record, and the 3,200-meter relay team taking fourth in 10:38.69.
The Steamboat boys were led by the relay teams. The 3,200-meter relay team took second in 9:16.73, the 800-meter relay team third in 1:39.08 and 400-meter relay team sixth in 48.32 seconds.
Individual accomplishments included senior Peter Myller and freshman Eric Casey taking third and fourth, respectively, in the boys pole vault. Both had a jump of 8-08. Junior Cruz Archuleta tied for seventh in the boys 400-meter dash (55.46 seconds), and senior Finn O'Connell broke five minutes in the mile (4:55.67) for 15th place. Junior Sebastian Mastor was 10th in the 800-meter run (2:16.37).
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"It was a good one," Lisa Renee Tumminello said. "It's really fun just watching the freshmen and sophomores kind of taking ownership of races, as well."
Despite it being spring break, the Sailors will practice a few times during the week before competing, again shorthanded, at Coal Ridge on Friday.
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