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Sports Briefs: Steamboat girls qualify for state; boys show promising future in cross country

Steamboat Springs’ Maggi Congdon races at cross country regionals on Thursday, Oct. 18 in Battle Mountain. Congdon place sixth overall, aiding in her team’s state qualification. (Photo by Lisa Renee Tumminello)

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Winter Boese’s name. 

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Despite a change in class, the Steamboat Springs girls cross country team qualified for state once again.

Last year, the Sailors were Regional Champions in 3A and 2nd in state. This year, the Sailors took fourth overall in a highly-touted class 4A region. Battle Mountain took first, Green Mountain second and Eagle Valley claimed third.

Maggi Congdon topped the girls’ runners with a sixth-place finish. Winter Boese was next in 13th place, Isabelle Boniface claimed 23rd, Sidney Barbier took 35th and Emily Craig snuck in the top 50 with a 48th place finish.

Outside the top 50, Katie Lake took 55th, Grace Drobek came in 69th, Siera Harrison was 71st and Courtney Vargas capped things off in 72nd.

Our Girls raced with such focus and tenacity to qualify for State Championships in Colorado Springs on Oct. 27,” head coach Lisa Renee Tumminello said. “We are so excited to tow the line with some incredible teams from our region and around the state.”

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Though none of the boys qualified for state, the young team showed promise for the future. Sumner Cotton and Quinn Wellmann placed in the top 50 at 41st and 48th places, respectively.

Steamboat Springs’ Sumner Cotton races at the cross country regionals on Thursday, Oct. 18 in Battle Mountain. Cotton placed 41st at the competition. (Lisa Renee Tumminello/courtesy)

Bowden Tumminello finished just outside of the top 50 in 51st, Ezra Moyer came in 67th, Cooper Jones claimed 74th and Josh Bush finished at 75th. Mitch Meissner ran for 82nd place, Kieran Hahn was close behind in 87th and Charles Leech claimed 93rd. The boys team finished at 11th place overall.

“Our coaches are so excited by the depth in our boys squad who are young and developing into a competitive force for Steamboat,” Tumminello said.

To reach Leah Vann, call 970-871-4253, email lvann@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @LVann_Sports.

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