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Coal Ridge track team has banner day at Hotchkiss meet

HOTCHKISS, Colorado - Coal Ridge High School sprinters had a banner day at the Hotchkiss Invitational track and field meet on Saturday.

The Titans boys team took first place in the 100, 200 and 400 meters, each by a different person. Not to be outdone, Coal Ridge finished 1-2 in the girls' 100.

Chris Contreras won the boys 100 in 11.88 seconds. Raul Oyarzabal took the 200 in 24.64 seconds and Jorge Hernandez, who finished third to Contreras in the 100, won the 400 in 53.77. On the girls side, Paige Ryan posted a winning time in the 100 of 13.69, with teammate Becca Mitchell (13.83) coming in second.

The biggest winner of the day for the Coal Ridge boys was Andrew Bowles, who won the 110 hurdles in 15.86, the 300 hurdles in 42.99, and the high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 3 inches. Each of the Coal Ridge boys relay teams - the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 - won as well.

Britini Allen, a Coal Ridge sophomore, won the shot put with a put of 36-01⁄2.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Glenwood Springs High School's boys track and field team managed a second-place finish in the 21-team Mickey Dunn Invitational at Stoker Stadium.

Paced by multiple top-three finishes, the Demons' team score of 77 was second only to Eagle Valley. Glenwood's girls earned a sixth-place finish, with Durango winning the girls team title.

Glenwood's Travis Alderson won the triple jump with a leap of 40 feet, 73⁄4 inches, while Auston Tribble took first in the 300 hurdles in 40.87 seconds. The boys 4x200 relay team of Alderson, Tribble, Henry Hill and Kaden Weller took first in 1:34.22.

Rifle had a pair of throwers go 1-2 in the discus event, with senior Joey Kuheim winning with a throw of 126-4, and teammate Abby Orgill coming in second with a toss of 109-2.

The Bears also had a second-place finisher in Aaron Wagler, who posted a time of 2:06.51 in the 400 meters. Alderson also earned a second-place finish in the 100, clocking in at 11.49.

RANGELY, Colorado - Ashlynn Speakman scored four goals with two assists and Kyra Chenoweth added three goals in the Grand Valley girls soccer team's 10-0 win over Rangely.

Lauren Paskett added two goals and two assists for the Cardinals (3-0-0). The only other Grand Valley goal came on an own goal by the Panthers.

Grand Valley is off until April 2 when it plays Coal Ridge.

CRAIG - Grand Valley's baseball team rallied to win the second game of a league doubleheader with Moffat County 10-9. The Bulldogs won the opener by mercy rule, 15-1.


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