Demon boys second, girls third at Eagle Valley Invite
GYPSUM, Colorado – Rachel Orosz showed a little versatility for the Glenwood Springs High School track and field team on Saturday.
Orosz won both the shot put and discus events and finished second in the 100-meter hurdles, highlighting the individual efforts of the Demons at the Eagle Valley Invitational.
Orosz convincingly won the discus with a throw of 110 feet, 11 inches, and her toss of 33-21⁄2 in the shot put won by more than a foot over the second-place effort of Lekisha Sanchez of Lake County (31-10). Her time of 17.21 seconds in the 100 hurdles was second to Basalt’s Hunter Ash (16.96).
Glenwood’s girls team managed a third-place finish in the team standings with 103 points behind Eagle Valley (167) and Battle Mountain (122). The Glenwood boys team did even better, scoring 95 points to finish second in the team standings behind Eagle Valley (196.5).
The Demons’ 800-meter sprint medley relay team of Orosz, Hannah Padgett, Lexi Montoya and Ally Tapp eked out a close victory, winning in 1:53.61. Tapp also took second in the 100 meters in 13.12 – the best finish in the event for a Glenwood runner in two years. Tapp was also second in the 200 in 26.78, barely behind the first-place time of McKenna Ramsey of Summit (26.71). Also placing high was Monica Reynolds in the 100 hurdles, who was third behind Orosz in 18.24.
The Glenwood boys were paced by Auston Tribble, who was second in the 100 (11.37) and first in the 300 hurdles (41.37). He was also part of the Demons’ first-place 4×100 relay team that included Travis Alderson, Henry Hill and Kaden Weller, which won in 43.84 seconds.
Alderson excelled in the jump events, winning the triple jump with a leap of 42-2 while taking second in the long jump with a mark of 20-91⁄4.
PAONIA – Sarai Zilm won two matches convincingly, and the Glenwood Springs girls tennis team earned a 6-1 win over Paonia and a 7-0 victory over Delta in a pair of dual matches on Saturday.
Zilm, the Demons’ No. 1 singles player, beat Annavah Kropp 6-4, 6-1, before prevailing 6-0, 6-0 again Delta’s Emily Kuta. Claire Wolcott, who lost her No. 2 singles match to Tyler Rapke of Paonia, rebounded with a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Isabel Portillo of Delta.
Winning twice at No. 3 singles was Sadie Dickinson, who won 6-1, 6-1 against Paonia’s Lexi Johnson and 6-1, 6-3 against Delta’s Madison Farmer. Each one of the Demons’ doubles teams – Elise Metzger and Hannah Nilsson at No. 1 doubles; Morley Perrin and Ivy Wright at No. 2 doubles; Corrine Passey and Kendall Vanderhoof at No. 3 singles; and Kenia Farias and Lindsay Hoffman at No. 4 doubles – each earned two victories. Glenwood’s No. 2, 3 and 4 doubles teams won by forfeit against Paonia due to a lack of players for the Eagles.
Glenwood continues its schedule on Saturday when the Demons play at the Delta Invitational tournament.
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