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Area sports briefs

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. ” Middlebury College (Vt.) swimmer Emily McDonald, a Colorado Rocky Mountain School graduate who competed for the Glenwood Springs High School swim team, turned in an impressive finish at the March 18-21 NCAA Championships.

The sophomore took All-American honors with a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (51.12) and a 10th-place finish in the 50 free (23.57). Both times were school records.

McDonald was also part of a Middlebury 400 medley relay team that finished 13th overall (3:52.21), a 200 free relay team that took 18th (1:38.15) and a 400 free relay group that placed 19th (3:35.98).

PARACHUTE, Colorado ” The Glenwood Springs Middle School wrestling team completed a successful season over the weekend, placing third at Saturday’s PEG League Championships.

Rifle Middle School was the team champion with 128 points, followed by Basalt with 118. Glenwood scored 97. Rounding out the tournament was St. John’s (Parachute) in fourth, Riverside in fifth and Carbondale in sixth.

Placers for Glenwood included Warren Knutson (second place, 75 pounds), John Waters (second, 80), Carlos Santa Cruz (third, 85), Hector Barron (third, 95), Grady Kellogg (fourth, 105), Chris Chavez (second, 140), Carder Ullom (fourth, 140), Collin Bailey (fourth, 145), Jesus Salinas (first, 155), Logan Holmerg (second, 170), Collin Page (third, 170) and Alberto Ramirez (first, heavyweight).

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Volunteers are needed to help with the 10th annual Mother’s Day Mile on May 10.

The event needs pie bakers, race-course marshals and help with registration, the green team, kids activities and race-day clean-up.

To help with the gift basket silent auction, contact Carol McCurry at 618-0831. To volunteer for other race-day activities, contact Nancy Reinisch at

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Registration is now open for the summer training program of the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team.

Registration forms and information can be found at A question-and-answer orientation meeting will be April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Glenwood Medical Associates (1830 Blake St., Glenwood Springs).

The 14-week program will begin May 6 and continue through Aug. 2, culminating with the Tri for the Cure Triathlon in Denver. The team promotes fitness, fun and philanthropy by learning the basics of swimming, cycling and running/walking.

Registration is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Varied abilities welcome. Functional fitness abilities are necessary.

For more information, review the website or contact Judy Haynes at or Nancy Reinisch at

BASALT, Colorado ” The University of Colorado is coming to the Roaring Fork Valley on May 29.

The Buffalo Stampede, an alumni club event, will feature CU football coach Dan Hawkins, among others, as a guest speaker and will be held at the ranch of Tom Clark and Linda Holmes Clark (501 Sopris Creek Road, Basalt).

The cost is $20 per person ($10 for children 12 and under) and the festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Mary Ward Metzger at 984-0228 or Kathy Shay Arnold at 963-2271.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Coaches and players are needed for 7- and 8-year-old Glenwood Springs Soccer Club teams.

Practices are held two afternoons a week with games on Saturday mornings throughout April and May. The club offers coaching instruction to help get prospects started.

Roster positions are also available for 9- and 10-year-old girls and boys.

The season starts April 6. Get more information at Call 945-6091 to register.

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