Area sports briefs
Springers show well at Mile Hi ClassicDespite the snow on the ground, members of the Glenwood Springers track and field club are staying sharp with some indoor competition during the winter months.Six Springers competed in the Martin Luther King-Mile Hi Classic track and field meet held last weekend at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The event is one of Colorado’s biggest track and field events of the winter.Springers coach Blake Risner singled out Glenwood High School senior Abbey Walters as having the standout performance of the meet for the Springers.Walters finished fourth in the high school girls 800 meters with a time of 2 minutes, 39.42 seconds. The time, coming on the indoor track, was less than two seconds off her 2004 season-best mark. Walters also finished 10th in the 400 meters at 1:07.49.Risner had a solid competitive meet with a first-place finish in the open men’s/high school boys high jump, clearing 6 feet. He also took second in the open men’s triple jump with a mark of 35-7.Brian Walker, a 2003 GSHS graduate, placed second in the men’s open 200-meter dash (24.24 seconds) and third in the 60 meters (7.47 seconds).Roaring Fork High School senior Alex Tiernan finished 10th in the high school boys mile in 5:03.28, and Glenwood Springs senior Chris Toler leaped 18-1 in the high school boys long jump for 12th place.Glenwood Springs senior Joe Schiavone and Toler competed in a huge field of 70 runners in the boys high school 60 meters. Schiavone placed 29th in 7.49 seconds, while Toler was 36th in 7.80. The next meet for the Springers is Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Colorado Indoor Championships to be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder.Ray, Kulwiec power Queens past EwesErin Ray and Liz Kulwiec each scored and the Ice Queens defense smothered the Craig Puck Ewes for a 2-0 Glenwood victory in women’s hockey action last weekend.Carolyn Strautman set up Ray’s goal in the first period, and Kulwiec added the insurance tally in the second period with an assist from Susie Demers.The Ice Queens outshot the Puck Ewes 35-5 to help goalie Carol Bruno to the shutout. The Ice Queens improve to 6-0-1. Their next game is at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center in a nonleague game against the Aspen Mother Puckers A squad. Admission is free.The Ice Queens improve to 6-0-1. Their next game is at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center in a nonleague game against the Aspen Mother Puckers A squad. Admission is free.
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Under bluebird skies, fans flocked to the X Games Aspen venue at the base of Buttermilk. After a year without fans, thousands returned and were treated to lots of action and great weather.