Demons take girls and boys team titles at Delta Invite
Glenwood Springs towered over the field at Saturday’s Delta Invitational track and field meet, easily claiming both the boys and girls team titles.
“In addition to winning both team championships, we had countless athletes have exceptional performances,” Demons coach Blake Risner said.
Winning individual events for Glenwood in girls competition were Jackie Knott (400 meters, 1 minutes, 1.47 seconds), Madi Goodstein (300 hurdles, 47.09) and McKenzie Nelson-Buehler (discus, 117 feet, 8 inches). Goodstein’s time was a meet record, as was Nelson-Buehler’s mark.
Rachel Orosz finished second behind Nelson-Buehler in the discus, covering 108-10 with her top heave.
Nelson-Buehler added a second-place finish in the shot put, logging a throw of 34-113⁄4. Madi Spence (3,200, 13:32.43) and Knott (high jump, 4-10) also finished second for the Demons.
Michaela Mansfield placed third in the 800 (2:34.38).
Glenwood also enjoyed success in the relays, winning the 4×800 in a meet-record time of 10:19.07. Spence, Mansfield, Delaney Gaddis and Jaime Crowley teamed up on that time.
A second Demon quartet placed third in the 4×800. Ally Tapp, Knott, Jenna Brown and Libby Bierbaum combined on a 10:24.39 time.
Connor Adams, Tapp, Brown and Bierbaum clocked in at 4:34.77 to claim third in the 4×400 relay.
On the boys side, Auston Tribble won the 100 dash (11.82) and the 300 hurdles (41.39), Christian Leverson the 200 (23.17) and the 400 (51.54) and Vinson Marr the 1,600 (4:50.15) and the 3,200 (10:43.49).
Taking second for Glenwood were Mike Mills (300 hurdles, 41.82) and Kellin Casey (long jump, 20-1). Finishing third were Josh McKee (110 hurdles, 17.06) and Travis Alderson (triple jump, 39-2 3/4).
The Demons’ 4×800 relay quartet of Leverson, Marr, Alderson and Kaden Weller placed third in 8:50.32.
“Our focus at Delta was on training,” Risner said. “Many of the athletes were placed in events that they were not used to, so to win the team titles was an added bonus. Next week, we plan to put together a couple of strong relays at the Mickey Dunn Invitational. That should provide an early-season indication of what our kids are capable of.”
The Dunn Invite is slated for Saturday in Grand Junction.
With a downright dominant performance in the sprint relays, Coal Ridge’s boys landed a fourth-place finish in Delta.
The Titans won the 4×100 (44.95), the 4×200 (1:34.82) and the 4×400 (3:39.74).
Brent Hazzard, Chris Contreras, Cody Walls and Samuel Diedrich teamed up on the 4×100. Hazzard, Contreras, Raul Oyarzabal and Diedrich accounted for the 4×200 legs and Cameron Dacuma, Oyarzabal, Walls and Diedrich powered to the 4×400 win.
Individually for the Titans, Contreras (100, 11.84), Andy Bowles (110 hurdles, 16.78) and Tyler Guettler (triple jump, 40-0 3/4) all placed second.
On the girls side, Coal Ridge took second in the 4×400 relay, with Kayla Hinkley, Alicia Hampton, Mariela Martinez and Paige Ryan linking up on a time of 4:24.62.
Hinkley, Hampton, Ryan and Becca Mitchell combined on a third-place showing in the 4×100 relay (53.9).
Ryan locked down a pair of top-three finishes in individual events, placing second in the 100 (13.45) and third in the high jump (4-8).
The Titans placed seventh in the girls team standings.
Behind a number of silver showings in the relays, Rifle’s boys placed sixth in Delta.
Taylor Webb, Jaime Gomez, Kellin Leigh and Lee Harrison finished the 4×200 in 1:37.57 for second place. Also taking second were Andrew Proebstle, Aaron Wagler, Tanner Rust and Marco Gutierrez in the 4×400 (3:40.19) and Adam Rice, Jake Statler, Wagler and Rust in the 4×800 (8:35.3).
Wagler added a second-place finish in the 400 (51.66). Proebstle placed third in the 400 (53.34).
The Bears finished 11th in the girls team standings.
Grand Valley’s Rocio Roman scored a number of top-three finishes in Delta, taking second in the 300 hurdles (50.34) and third in both the 100 hurdles (17.6) and the 1,600 (5:58.85).
Jordan Steinke won the triple jump with a leap of 33-1 and Kristen Schubert finished third in the 400 (1:04.94).
The Cardinals’ girls 800 sprint medley foursome of Steinke, Schubert, Roman and Ashlynn Speakman placed second in 1:56.11.
Grand Valley finished up in fifth place in the girls team standings. Grand Valley’s boys placed 18th.
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