LAKEWOOD — As a senior, Dallas Frisbie has been in a lot of races.
On Thursday afternoon, the Peak to Peak standout did something she’s never done before, though.
“I’ve never leaned (into the finish line) in my life until today,” she said.
That lean may have been the difference, as Frisbie and the Pumas won the Class 3A state title in the girls 3,200-meter relay. They posted a time of 9 minutes, 43.90 seconds, edging Alamosa by .04 of a second.
Frisbie was joined by juniors Alice Oveson and Christina Hammerly and sophomore Rachael Metzler in winning the title for the second year in a row. Last year, it was Frisbie, Oveson, Hammerly and Mallory Oveson placing first.
“A little,” Frisbie said of feeling pressure to repeat. “We wanted to get good seed time, like we did last year, but we struggled a little bit in the season. But, we came into this and we worked for each other and put each other in position to go after it.”
Alamosa led almost the entire race and Peak to Peak wasn’t really close during the first 2,000 meters or so. That’s when Metzler made her move.
“The whole time I was just trying to get closer and closer and when I was close enough, I just told myself to go for it and pass them,” Metzler said.
Frisbie got the baton last, and she spent her 800-meter leg hunting down Alamosa’s anchor.
“I don’t think she saw me coming until the last 100, so that was kind of exciting to see who was tougher,” Frisbie said.
Frisbie then won a sprint to the finish.
“That’s when I used everything coaches trained us to do and I did it for these girls,” she said.
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