Demon girls win Mickey Dunn Invite
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” Glenwood Springs’ track and field girls were responsible for four event victories and 12 top-three finishes in winning Saturday’s Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction.
Laura Young and Theresa Gabriel won events as individuals for the Demons. Young’s time of 47.44 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles and Gabriel’s leap of 34 feet, 1/2 inch in the triple jump earned golds.
Glenwood’s 4×100 relay team (50.78) and 4×400 relay group (4:11.74) also brought home victories.
Meg Waibel (400, 1:00.91), Katrina Selsor (1,600, 5:25.68), Kristy Moore (300 hurdles, 48.94) and the Demons’ 4×800 (10:30.76) and 800 sprint medley relay (1:59.04) teams all finished second.
Taking third were Jolie Dubois (100, 13.12), Allison Brown (400, 1:02.95) and Glenwood’s 4×200 relay team (1:52.08).
With 124 points, the Demons finished well ahead of second-place Gunnison (79) in the team standings. Grand Junction was third (75) and Delta fourth (62).
Glenwood’s boys took second overall with 101 points, five points back of champion Grand Junction (106). Grand Junction Central (82.5) was third.
Kurt Hartmann won the 300 hurdles (40.34) and Travis Whitman the long jump (20-3 1/2).
Ryan Buchanan (1,600, 4:51.86), Dakota Stonehouse (300 hurdles, 40.39), Jordan Ciani (shot put, 46-3 1/2), Greg Orosz (discus, 132-8) and the Demons’ 4×100 relay team (45.12) all brought home silvers for the Demons.
Finishing third were Wyatt Israel (400, 52.0), Hartmann (110 hurdles, 16.11) and Glenwood’s 4×400 relay team (3:30.04).
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” Grand Valley sophomore Brandi Krieg enjoyed a two-win day at Saturday’s Mickey Dunn Invite.
The distance phenom won both the 1,600 (5:23.77) and the 3,200 (12:20.27) against competitors from schools of all sizes.
Also faring well for the Cardinals were Erin Vanderpool (third place, girls 100 hurdles, 17.33) and Jared Tonder (third place, boys 300 hurdles, 41.76).
Grand Valley’s girls finished ninth in the team standings, while the boys took 11th.
HOTCHKISS, Colorado ” Roaring Fork jumper Tyler Thompson won both the long jump (21-7 3/4) and triple jump (43-1) at Saturday’s Hotchkiss Invitational.
Also enjoying a big day for the Rams were Jon Araujo (second place, boys discus, 130-11; third place, shot put, 46-4) and Bryan Salinas (second place, boys 300 hurdles, 42.5).
HOTCHKISS, Colorado ” Taking a group of mostly junior varsity athletes to Saturday’s Hotchkiss Invitational, Rifle’s track and field squads still managed a little success.
Dustin Ross won the 1,600 and took second in the 3,200.
“He was about our only true varsity guy,” Bears coach Jerry Shafer said. “It’s spring break for us.”
Rifle’s girls 4×400 relay team picked up a win. Its boys 4×800 relay squad took second.
The Bears’ times were not available at press time.
HOTCHKISS, Colorado ” Bradey Gasaway placed first in the 300 hurdles to lead Coal Ridge at the Hotchkiss Invite on Saturday.
Gasaway clocked in at 41.86 to best the field. He also took second in the 110 hurdles (16.24).
DaLin Murphy added a third-place run in the 3,200 (10:52.77) and the Titans’ boys 4×200 relay team took first (1:35.05).
Rachel Becker took second in the 400 for the girls with a time of 1:06.43 and Chelyn McCain was third in the 1,600 (6:09.05).
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