Demon girls win Class 4A Region 5 Cross Country Championship |

Demon girls win Class 4A Region 5 Cross Country Championship

The Glenwood Springs girls cross country team has been winning meets all year. On Saturday, they did it when it really counted.Three Demons finished in the top 10 as Glenwood won the Class 4A Region 5 Cross Country Championships at Battle Mountain High School by 19 points.Katrina Selsor finished as the fastest Demon, crossing the finish line in 20:54 to take second overall. Melissa Buchanan was the next Demon to cross the line, taking seventh with a 22:21 mark. Teammate Angie Shepard placed eighth coming in three seconds later.Michelle Stripp finished in 14, Sharaya Selsor took 16th and Amanda Alberico placed 24.Moffat County’s Alicia Nelson took the individual title, beating Katrina Selsor by 18 seconds. In the team standings, Summit and Battle Mountain tied for second.By winning the regional, all of Glenwood’s girls squad will be invited to the state meet in Colorado Springs on Saturday.On the boys side, Justin Davis was the fastest Glenwood runner, taking 25th overall with a time of 19:53. In order to make the state meet, runners had to place in the top 15.In Class 3A cross country action, Grand Valley runner Katie Bryan finished as the only area runner to qualify for state. The senior raced to a seventh-place finish in the Region 5 Championship meet held in Delta with a time of 20:13. The 3A state meet will also take place on Saturday in Colorado Springs.Combined with her track and field and basketball success, this will be Bryan’s seventh time competing in a state event.Read more about the cross county meets and the upcoming state meets in Monday’s Post Independent.

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