GRAND JUNCTION - Kenzie Nelson-Buehler picked up victories in the shot put and discus events, and the depth of the Glenwood Springs High School girls track and field team helped it finish third in the 13-team Phil Wertman Invitational on Friday at Stoker Stadium.
Nelson-Buehler won the shot put with a mark of 39 feet, 21⁄2 inches, and her throw of 124-1 in the discus was good for the win by more than 12 feet.
The Demons finished with 78 points. Eagle Valley managed a team score of 98 to win the girls team title, with Fruita Monument (97.5), Glenwood, Hotchkiss (77) and Montrose (76) following in a team race that was bunched tightly at the top.
In the boys meet, Coal Ridge finished in third place with 93 points. Eagle Valley finished first in that meet as well, tallying 113 points to finish ahead of Grand Junction (110.5), Coal Ridge, Fruita (79) and Glenwood (72).
Ally Tapp of Glenwood posted a time of 26.22 seconds in the 200 meters, good for third place behind Moffat County's Kayla Pinnt (26.14) and Fruita's Katie Werman (26.2). Madi Spence also managed a third-place finish, doing so in the 3,200 in 13:06.48.
The top female Garfield County finisher of the day was Grand Valley senior Rocio Roman. She picked up a victory in the 300 hurdles in 48.19 - slipping past Abi Grace McGee and Brooke White of Montrose at the finish line - and took fifth in the 100 hurdles in 17.28.
Coal Ridge had second-place finishes in the girls' 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 800 sprint medley relays.
In the boys meet, Auston Tribble of Glenwood made an impression, taking first in the 100 in 11.35. He also won the 300 hurdles in 39.78, beating out Andy Bowles of Coal Ridge (39.93) and Glenwood's Kaden Weller (41.49).
The Demons also set the pace in the relay events, winning the 4x100 relay in 43.48 and the 4x200 in 1:30.92. Another county team, Grand Valley, managed a second-place finish in the 4x800 relay in 9:04.05.
Bowles won the high jump with a mark of 6-4. Travis Alderson managed a pair of strong finishes for Glenwood, finishing as the runner-up in the long jump behind Grand Junction's Robert Harrison with a leap of 20-113⁄4 and taking third in the triple jump with a mark of 41-01⁄4.
Third-place finishers in the weight events were Garrett Lowe of Glenwood (44-111⁄4 ) in the discus, and Austin Reed of Coal Ridge (130-2) in the discus.