Demons finish 13th at state cross country championship |

Demons finish 13th at state cross country championship

Glenwoods Katrina Selsor races in the Demon Invitational earlier this year. Selsor took 16th place at the state 4A cross county meet Saturday.

Two freshmen, a junior and one senior guided the Glenwood Springs girls cross country team to a 13th-place finish at Saturday’s Class 4A state championship at the El Pomar Youth Sports Complex in Colorado Springs. Twenty-one teams and 169 individuals made up the state field, and Glenwood Springs finished with 437 points, improving four spots from its 17th-place finish last year.

“Any time you take a team to state, it is an accomplishment,” said Demons head coach Joe Mollica. “We are also one of the smallest 4A schools, so that is pretty amazing.”Freshman Katrina Selsor was once again the quickest Demon, completing the 5K course in 20:19 and taking 16th place overall. Whitney Setterberg, another Demon freshman, took 95th overall with a time of 22:17.

Junior Amanda Alberico crossed the finish line one second later, placing 101st and senior Morgan Hill finished with a time of 22:26 in her last race as a Demon, taking102nd place. Abbey Barnes, Morgan Vernie and Sharaya Selsor rounded out the running squad for the Demons.

Ralston Valley’s Katie Vanatta won the individual crown, finishing in 18:20, and Battle Mountain captured the team Class 4A state title with a score of 117, 31 points ahead of runner-up Thompson Valley. “I give them (Battle Mountain) a lot of credit,” Mollica said. “They worked hard.”

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