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Rifle boys place 2nd at Warrior Wild West Invitational

Prep Track and Field Roundup
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
Contributed photoGlenwood Springs' Andy Gauldin runs at Friday's Warrior Wild West Invitational in Grand Junction.
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Behind a slew of event wins, Rifle’s boys track and field team placed second at Friday’s Warrior Wild West Invitational in Grand Junction.

Only Fruita Monument finished above the Bears.

Ryan Moeller paced Rifle with four event wins. He sprinted to first in the 100-meter dash (11.36 seconds) and the 200 (22.9). He also won the triple jump (45 feet, 5 1/4 inches) and the long jump (21-7 3/4).



Taylor Webb picked up wins in the 110 hurdles (16.38) and the high jump (6-0), and Aaron Wagler won the 400 (51.36).

Andrew Proebstle (200, 23.23), Tanner Rust (400, 53.34) and Parker Peterson (high jump, 5-8) all had third-place finishes.



Keenan Skelly, Wagler, Anthony Valdez and Rust placed second in the 4×800 relay (8:40.3). Proebstle, Webb, Wagler and Rust took second in the 4×400 (3:32.12).

Joey Kuheim had a pair of high finishes for Rifle’s girls, who nabbed eighth in the girls team standings. She won the shot put (40-9 1/2) and was second in the discus (107-9).

Though the Demons were missing a number of athletes busy with spring break activities, Glenwood Springs’ track and field teams managed to make some noise at Friday’s Warrior Wild West Invitational.

As a team, the Demons finished third behind first-place Grand Junction and second-place Fruita Monument in the girls team standings. The boys placed fifth.

“This meet provided some of our JV athletes an opportunity to compete at the varsity level,” Glenwood coach Blake Risner said.

Ally Tapp notched her first varsity win in the 400, zipping to the finish in 1:03.29.

Elsewhere in the girls events, Jaime Crowley ran to third in the 800 (2:40.84). Madi Spence placed third in the 3,200 (13:17.28).

Kenzie Nelson-Buehler picked up a silver finish in the shot put (36-4 3/4).

Tapp, Orosz, Jackie Knott and Marina Sanchez-Moran combined on a third-place showing the girls 4×100 relay (53.8).

For the boys, Christian Leverson took second in the 800, finishing in 2:00.88.

Andy Gauldin finished second in the 300 hurdles (44.81) and third in the 110 hurdles (17.71).

Rachel Orosz placed third in the 100 hurdles (18.74).

The Demons’ 4×200 relay quartet of Gauldin, Manuel Molina, Shane Pittenger and Kaden Weller nabbed third in 1:38.12. Also taking third were Leverson, Mike McGraw, Garrett Lowe and Weller in the 4×100 (45.33).

A dominant showing in the relays helped Coal Ridge’s boys to a second-place finish at Saturday’s Cedaredge Invitational.

The Titans picked up wins in the 4×100 (44.65), the 4×200 (1:31.81), the 4×400 (3:33.03) and the 800 sprint medley (1:45.21).

Brent Hazzard, Chris Contreras, Cody Walls and Samuel Diedrich ran the 4×100. Contreras, Raul Oyarzabal, Walls and Diedrich handled the 4×200, Contreras, Oyarzabal, Walls and Diedrich the 4×400 and Hazzard, Javier Garcia, Tyler Guettler and Cameron Cotton the medley relay.

In individual events, Oyarzabal and Walls finished 1-2 in the 400, with Oyarzabal finishing in 51.32 and Walls in 51.36.

Contreras won the 200 in 23.77. Andy Bowles took second in the 110 hurdles (16.48) and Tyler Guettler third in the triple jump (40-11 3/4).

Only host Cedaredge finished above Coal Ridge in the boys team standings.

Coal Ridge’s girls were led by Britni Allen’s second-place showing in the shot put (34-1). As a team, the Titans finished 12th.

Grand Valley’s Rocio Roman scored a second-place finish in the 1,600 (5:53.99) and a third-place showing in the 100 hurdles (17.33) to help the Cardinals to ninth in the girls standings at Cedaredge on Saturday.

Jordan Steinke took third in both the long jump (15-10) and the triple jump (33-10 1/2).


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