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Demon girls run to team title

As a team, the Glenwood Springs girls cross country squad has almost become unbeatable. Running at the Steamboat Invitational, Demons Katrina Selsor, Melissa Buchanan and Sharaya Selsor recorded the top three fastest times in the division.Katrina Selsor completed the girls course in 21 minutes, 33 seconds, a few strides ahead of the 22:12 mark of Buchanan. Sharaya Selsor was third at 22:22.Two other Demon runners – Angie Shepard and Amanda Alberico – finished in the top ten at sixth and 10th. Michelle Stripp was 14th, Abbey Barnes took 18th place.In the team standings, Glenwood won the girls championship with a combined total of 13 points compared with runner-up Regis High School mark of 28. In cross country, team scores are complied by adding together the four best individual marks, then decided by the low total among the team figures.Senior Ryan Ward paced the Glenwood boys to a team runner-up mark of 50 points, besting host Steamboat by three points. Aspen won the boys title with 27 points.Ward took fifth place individually in a time of 19:20. Justin Davis and Kellen Fockler, running in at 19:59 and 20:22, earned eighth and 10th, respectively.Demons Ryan Yost, Pearce Littler, Matt Vernie, Bryce McDermott, Dan Moriarty and Tony Mattivi all finished with top-20 race times.Grand Valley senior Katie Bryan posted the fastest time among area prep girls during Friday’s Warrior Invitational. Bryan, a two-time, Class 3A state qualifiers opened her season with a seventh-place finish of 21:57.Sophomore Matraisa Beecraft took 27th place in the field of 99 runners. Beecraft, who ran for Coal Ridge High School last year, recorded a time of 23:59. Basalt, led by top-20 runs from Amy Lund, Annie Tempest and Shiara Del Piccilo was fifth as a team.


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