Glenwood Springs girls win Mickey Dunn Invitational |

Glenwood Springs girls win Mickey Dunn Invitational

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Glenwood Springs’ track and field girls won Saturday’s Mickey Dunn Invitational, held at Mesa State College in Grand Junction.

The Class 4A Demons crushed a field loaded with 5A schools. Glenwood edged second-place Durango by 66 points. Grand Junction Central finished third, Palisade fourth and Grand Junction fifth.

Winning events for the Demons were Jolie Dubois (100-meter dash, 13.25 seconds), Michaela Mansfield (800, 2:29.28) and Madi Goodstein (100 hurdles, 17.29; 300 hurdles, 47.43).

Glenwood relay teams won the 4×100 with a time of 50.79. Connor Adams, Kristy Moore, Allison Brown and Dubois comprised the squad.

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Joining the 4×100 in victory was the Demons’ 4×200 relay group of Adams, Goodstein, Lexie Warkentin and Dubois. They clocked in at 1:48.28.

The 4×400 group of Brown, Dubois, Mansfield and Moore also won (4:11.35).

Glenwood’s 800 sprint medley squad finished second (2:01.1) and its 4×800 relay bunch claimed third (10:43.49).

Taking second for the Demons in individual events were Adams (200, 27.59), Brown (400, 1:01.93), Warkentin (high jump, 4 feet, 10 inches) and Theresa Gabriel (triple jump, 34-0).

Third-place Glenwood finishers were Sarah Treese (3,200, 13:17.29), Moore (300 hurdles, 48.18) and Gabriel (long jump, 16-1).

Glenwood’s boys took eighth among 15 scoring teams.

Andrew Mansfield (3,200, 10:13.92) and Wyatt Israel (400, 51.33) led the Demons with second-place finishes. Mansfield also took third in the 1,600 (4:44.61).

Glenwood’s 4×800 relay squad nabbed third (8:35.12)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Rifle’s boys had a big day in Grand Junction, finishing third in the team standings and first among Class 4A schools.

Despite being without some of its bigger guns, the Bears finished up behind only first-place Fruita Monument and second-place Durango.

“I’m pretty impressed,” Rifle coach Jerry Shafer said. “I’m pretty happy, especially since we haven’t loaded up yet. I saw a lot of good stuff.”

Among those good things were first-place finishes for Tyler Rust in the high jump. He cleared 6-3.

Jake Massey won the shot put, covering 44-9 1/2 with his top toss.

Andrew Proebstle took third in the 200 (23.67).

Rifle’s relay teams cleaned up.

The school’s 4×200 group of James Martinez, Rust, Proebstle and Joe Burgess clocked in at 1:32.04 to take first.

Jeo Mendez, Humberto Guerrero, Proebstle and Dustin Ross linked up to win the 4×800 in 8:32.55.

Bagging silver was the Bears’ 4×400 relayers, who crossed the line in 3:31.78.

Natalie Whitmore had the highest finish for the Rifle girls. She took third in the 200 (27.98).

Grand Valley’s Krieg runs strong in Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Brandi Krieg paced Grand Valley at the Mickey Dunn Invite.

The junior won both the 400 (1:01.89) and the 1,600 (5:27.34). She took third in the 800 (2:29.72).

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Brandi Krieg paced Grand Valley at the Mickey Dunn Invite.

The junior won both the 400 (1:01.89) and the 1,600 (5:27.34). She took third in the 800 (2:29.72).

HOTCHKISS, Colorado – Coal Ridge’s girls took second and its boys third at Saturday’s Hotchkiss Invitational.

Ashlie Bowles took gold in three events for the Titan girls. She won the 200 (27.79), the long jump (15-10) and the triple jump (31-4 1/4).

Also winning events were Kathleen Maldonado (100, 13.83) and Chelyn McCain (400, 1:03.33).

Coal Ridge relay teams won the 4×400 in 4:35.86. Maldonado, Kayla Hinkey, Kelsey Fauser and Rachel Becker ran legs of that relay.

Maldonado, Kelsey Gasaway, Becker and McCain teamed up to win the 800 sprint medley as well (2:00.15).

Taking relay silver was the Titans’ 4×200 squad (1:56.07).

Brandon Schlegel scored an individual event win for Coal Ridge’s boys. He took first in the triple jump (40-0).

Finishing third for the Titan boys were Colby Fauser (100, 11.69), Gary Bowker (300 hurdles, 45.26) and Ryan Zelenka (39-8).

Fauser, Dusty Hibdon, Eliel Ruiz and Blake Rivers joined forces to win the 4×200 relay (1:35.97) for the Coal Ridge boys.

Ruiz, Cameron Dacuma, Carlos Rodriguez and DaNivin Murphy won the 4×800 in 9:05.7.

The Titans’ 4×100 relay squad took second (45.94).

HOTCHKISS, Colorado – Roaring Fork’s Taylor and Zach Browning went 1-2, respectively, in the 400 at Saturday’s Hotchkiss Invitational.

Taylor timed in at 52.24 and Zach at 52.2 to lead the Rams in Hotchkiss.

Taylor tossed in a fourth-place finish in the 200 (24.2).

Adrienne Ackerman had the highest finish for the Roaring Fork girls. She took fourth in the 300 hurdles (53.82).

Pedro Abarca was fourth in the 3,200 for the Rams. He crossed the line in 12:06.63.

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