Cross country Demons run well at Hotchkiss |

Cross country Demons run well at Hotchkiss

HOTCHKISS ” Big hills are no challenge to the members of Glenwood Springs cross country teams.

Instead of deferring to a high, two-lap climb up a rut-infested hill that was part of Saturday’s five-kilometer course around Hotchkiss High School, the Demons took up the challenge and finished the meet with seven runners completing the event among the top 10 times in the boys and girls divisions.

“It’s a killer,” said Glenwood’s Katrina Selsor of the hill, which runners hit within the course’s first half-mile.

If that’s the case, the killer hill was snoozing when the Demons freshman approached.

Selsor tamed the course by posting the day’s best time of 20:06:34 seconds. The time bested the mark of runner-up Cass Henor of host Hotchkiss by more than 34 seconds.

The freshman’s time combined with a fourth-place mark of 21:37:38 by her older sister, Sharaya Selsor, and an eighth-place finish from Amanda Alberico earned Glenwood second place in the four-team girls meet.

The Demons’ combined score of 30 points put Glenwood five points back of team champ Gunnison, whose runners took third, fifth, seventh and 11th place.

Glenwood’s boys had similar results in their half of the meet.

Four top ten individual efforts, paced by Ryan Ward’s sixth-place time of 19:16:50 earned the Demons a second runner-up team award ” once again finishing just behind Gunnison.

Awards, according to coach Joe Mollica, are secondary at this point.

“We’re priming for state,” he said.

After strong finishes by both teams at Hotchkiss, heading into this Saturday’s Demon Invitational at Two Rivers Park, Glenwood should have a good shot of earning numerous state berths at next month’s regional meet in Palisade.

Garrett Edquist, Marcos Bosco and Justin Davis finished eighth through 10th respectively in the boys meet. Three more runners came in 18th, 19th and 20th.

Results of all Glenwood’s runners appear in scoreboard.

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