Area athletes garner all-state honors
Seven area prep athletes, three from Glenwood Springs High School and two each from Rifle and Basalt high schools, earned all-state team honors from Denver-based newspapers recently.
Megan McKinnie and Amber Sutherland of Glenwood were selected to the Denver Post’s Class 4A all-state girls track team.
Both Demons earned honors by winning events at the state track championships held in May in Lakewood.
McKinnie, a graduating senior, won the girls’ 4A 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.86 seconds.
Sutherland, a junior at GSHS, won the state girls’ 4A discus with a lifetime-best toss of 130 feet, 7 inches.
Distance runner Marco Salmen earned honorable mention on the boys’ 4A state track team from the Denver Post.
Jason Enewold, a 2003 graduate from Rifle High, was selected to the Class 4A baseball first team by both the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. The teams are selected by a panel of high school coaches and members of the Denver area news media.
The three-year Bear varsity star was also named to the Denver Post’s All-Colorado baseball team. The All-Colorado team consists of the state’s best baseball players, regardless of classification, for the 2003 season.
Enewold was selected to all three teams as an infielder.
In 2003, Enewold compiled a .377 batting average, with 23 hits in 61 at bats while leading the two-time 4A Western Slope League champions in home runs.
As Rifle’s ace pitcher, Enewold compiled a 7-3 win-loss record and, according to Rocky Preps, was the Class 4A pitching leader in strikeouts with 93 Ks in 66 2-3 innings pitched.
Enewold also played in last week’s Colorado Rockies all-state baseball game at Coors Field. The annual game features the top 44 high school senior baseball players in Colorado.
Enewold’s teammate, senior Owen Madison, earned honorable mention on the Rocky Mountain News’s all-4A state team as a utility player.
Both of Basalt’s honorees are girls soccer players.
Junior Ashley Eaton, one of the top scorers in the state, was a first-team selection for Class 3A by the Rocky Mountain News and honorable mention by the Denver Post, while Mariah Mulcahy, a senior this season was awarded honorable mention accolades.
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