Barsness, Mangeot win All-Star Fenceline race at GSMS
Glenwood Springs Middle School seventh-grader Emma Barsness is getting used to this running thing.
Barsness, whose older brother, Jacob, competes under Blake Risner for the Demon varsity track and field team, won the Spring 2017 edition of the GSMS All-Star Fenceline run Wednesday morning, finishing more than three seconds ahead of sixth-grader Sophia Nevin in second place.
Barsness clocked in with a time of 1:59.2, finishing ahead of Nevin with a time of 2:02.3, while eighth-grader Libby Claasen placed third with a time of 2:07.2.
Fellow eighth-grader Reese Goluba placed fourth with a time of 2:09.1, while seventh-grader Kenzie Winder placed fifth with a time of 2:14.9.
The annual race was dominated by underclassmen at the middle school level as six of the 10 top finishers were either sixth- or seventh-graders.
Rounding out the top 10 in the girls’ race, eighth-grader Tatum Lilly placed sixth with a time of 2:20.3, while eighth-grader Gaby Gamez placed seventh with a time of 2:22.2.
Seventh-grader Kenna Wilson placed eighth with a time of 2:23.2, while sixth-grader Monnica Meza (2:24.0) and seventh-grader Pamela Rodriguez (2:25.9) wrapped up the top 10 in the girls’ race.
In the boys’ race, eighth-graders swept the podium as Owen Mangeot won the race with a blazing time of 1:49.9.
Omar Bonilla eeked out a second-place finish in front of Cooper Knott, recording a time of 1:52.0, while Knott crossed the line with a time of 1:54.8.
Seventh-grader Blake Nieslanik broke up the eighth-grade dominance by placing fourth with a time of 1:57.2, while eighth-grader Dalton Deter placed fifth with a time of 1:58.1.
Just like the girls’ race, though, six of the 10 top finishers were sixth- or seventh-graders as seventh-grader River Pillans (1:58.4), seventh-grader Ethan Fergen (2:01.2), sixth-grader Tyler Johnson (2:02.9), seventh-grader Rustyn Randolph (2:05.9) and seventh-grader Adan Silva (2:06.5) rounded out the top 10 in the fenceline run at GSMS.
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