Glenwood Springs girls win Delta Invitational
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If Saturday’s Delta Invitational is any indicator of what’s to come, Glenwood Springs’ girls track and field team has quite the season in store.
Besting second-place Hotchkiss by 25 points, the Demons coasted to the team title.
Dolores finished third.
Glenwood was buoyed by a pair of individual event wins and two relay golds.
Jolie Dubois sped to victory in the 400-meter dash, clocking in at 1 minute, 5.03 seconds. Coal Ridge’s Alicia Hampton was right behind her, posting a time of 1:05.42.
Madi Goodstein and Kristy Moore ran to first and second, respectively, in the 300 hurdles. Goodstein crossed the line in 48.83 and Moore timed in at 49.66.
Allison Brown, Gauldin, Cassidy Gaddis and Connor Adams linked up to win the 4×200 relay (1:54.73) and Goodstein, Dubois, Gaddis and Moore took first in the 4×400 relay (4:15.03).
Notching silver finishes for the Demons were McKenzie Hill in the 3,200 (13:26.56) and the 4×800 relay quartet of Moore, Goodstein, Libby Bierbaum and Monica Reynolds (10:55.35).
Anna Gauldin took third in the 100 hurdles (18.17).
Grand Valley’s Brandi Krieg had a big day in Delta, winning the 800 (2:27.23) and finishing second to Hotchkiss’ Natalie Anderson in the 1,600. Krieg clocked in at 5:21.56 in the latter.
Krieg also ran a leg in the Cardinals’ second-place 800 sprint medley relay team. Kristen Schubert, Ashlynn Speakman, Jordan Steinke and Krieg combined to run a 1:58.74.
Rifle thrower Joey Kuheim won the discus, logging a top toss of 103 feet, 8 inches. She took second in the shot put (33-10).
Rifle’s girls finished seventh in the team standings. Grand Valley took ninth, Coal Ridge 16th and Roaring Fork 17th.
Garfield County boys track and field programs accounted for four top-10 finishes at Saturday’s Delta Invitational.
Glenwood Springs led the way, taking second behind host Delta. Rifle finished fourth, Roaring Fork sixth and Coal Ridge ninth.
Roaring Fork’s Browning brothers dominated the sprint events. Taylor won the 100 (11.24) and Zach won both the 200 (22.9) and the 400 (50.61). Taylor finished second in the 400 (50.87).
Rifle’s Andrew Proebstle (23.27) was second to Zach in the 200 and Glenwood’s Auston Tribble was third (23.53).
Rifle’s Taylor Webb dominated the hurdles, winning the 110 in 16.24 and the 300 in 42.76. Glenwood’s Ryan Buchanan finished second to him in the 110 hurdles (16.34) and Webb’s teammate, Joel Salazar, finished third in the 300 (43.37).
Glenwood’s Chad Montover swept the throwing events, winning both the shot put (50-0) and the discus (129-2).
Other high individual finishes for local schools included a second-place run in the 800 for Coal Ridge’s Eliel Ruiz (2:09.32) and a silver finish for Glenwood’s Vinson Marr in the 3,200 (10:51.31).
Glenwood relay teams won the 4×200 (Tribble, Kellin Casey, Henry Hill, Christian Rosas) in 1:34.54 and the 4×400 (Tribble, Christian Everson, Montover, Buchanan) in 3:39.73.
Rifle (Webb, Ryan Moeller, Brandon Kittle, Proebstle) took second in the 4×100 (45.33) and third in the 4×200 (Kellin Leigh, Tanner Rust, Aaron Wagler, Jaime Gomez). The Bears timed in at 1:37.01 in the latter.
Coal Ridge’s 4×200 relay quartet of Dusty Hibdon, Rio Diedrich, Chris Contreras and Raul Oyarzabal claimed second (1:36.48).
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