Glenwood’s Mansfield conquers the field in Cortez |

Glenwood’s Mansfield conquers the field in Cortez

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Mike Schneiter contributed photoGlenwood Springs' Rebecca Carcaterra, right, competes at Saturday's Cortez Invitational cross country meet.

Leading virtually from start to finish, Glenwood Springs’ Andrew Mansfield won Saturday’s Cortez Invitational cross country meet.

The junior clocked in at 17 minutes, 7 seconds at the site of the Oct. 23 Class 4A Region 5 regional meet.

“Andrew had an awesome race,” Demons coach Mike Schneiter said. “He led basically start to finish. He had some guys hanging with him the whole way and then really just left them in the dust at the end. He did a great job.”

Mansfield had high-finishing company in the form of teammate Ryan Buchanan, who took sixth in 17:59. Vinson Marr placed 13th (18:28), Ian Edquist 26th (19:05) and Colton Witherell 38th (19:57).

As a team, the Glenwood boys nabbed third place behind second-place Delta and meet champ Piedra Vista (N.M.).

On the girls side, Jenna Brown paced the Demons with a sixth-place finish. She finished up with a time of 21:53. McKenzie Hill took eighth (21:57), Lily Thorsen 13th (22:41), Michelle Thrun 29th (24:19) and Rebecca Carcaterra 31st (24:30). Cari Barber finished close behind with a time of 24:44.

“Those are great results for the girls,” Schneiter said. “Those top three girls have been running fast all year.”

As a team, the Glenwood girls finished second behind only Montrose.

Roaring Fork made another stride toward polishing off a 3A Western Slope League title with a 25-17, 25-23, 26-24 win at Olathe on Friday.

The league-leading Rams improved to 14-0 with the win over the second-place Pirates, who dropped to 11-2 in league play.

Landon Garvik paced Roaring Fork, smashing 12 kills and three aces and racking up 13 digs and three blocks.

Megan Gianinetti contributed six kills, as did Savanna Phibbs. Phibbs also had four aces and eight digs. Setter Joey Clingan ended her night with 26 assists.

Coal Ridge suffered a 19-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-15, 15-7 volleyball loss to visiting Cedaredge on Friday.

The Titans dropped to 6-7 overall and to 6-6 in the 3A WSL .

With four goals in the first half and six in the second, Roaring Fork scored a 10-0 boys soccer win at Grand Valley on Saturday.

The win bumped the Rams to 6-4.

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