Cardinals come up with strong showing at Delta Invite |

Cardinals come up with strong showing at Delta Invite

With just five runners competing in the Delta Sweitzer Lake Invitational, Friday, the Grand Valley Cardinals had to be pleased with their showing against other Western Slope schools.

In the varsity boys division, Anthony Serna turned in a 42nd place finish with a time of 20:01.36 to lead all Cardinals runners.

Jonathan Smith (20:47.22) finished 60th for Grand Valley, while Kellen Jansen (63rd, 20:52.57) and Alex Schuckers (70th, 21:05.81) kept close to each other to finish out the meet strong.

In the varsity girls division, Kayla Hollbrook turned in a 32nd place finish — the highest of all five Cardinals runners — with a time of 23:43.21. She was just over three minutes off the pace of the leader.

Bears unable to closeout Cedaredge

Leading 4-3 heading into the top of the sixth inning, Friday, the Rifle Bears softball team was unable to close out the Cedaredge Bruins, falling 10-4.

Sophomores McKenzie Diaz and Claudia Abbott each had two hits, with Diaz driving in two of the four Bears runs.

Senior Payton Phillips and freshman Amanda Green recorded the other two Bears runs batted in.

As a team, Rifle banged out nine hits in the loss, stole two bases and threw out one would-be Bruins base stealer.

Rifle now sits at 5-11 (1-4 WSL) following the loss to the Bruins.

The Bears will host Gunnison at noon today.

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