Demons host 12th annual Invite |

Demons host 12th annual Invite

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Seventeen track and field teams will flood into Glenwood on Saturday to challenge Glenwood High’s squad in the annual Demon Invitational.Area contenders Coal Ridge, Grand Valley, Rifle and Roaring Fork will be there, as well as Western Slope powerhouses Eagle Valley (whose boys are ranked No. 9 in Class 4A according to RockyPreps) and Cedaredge (girls No. 3, boys No. 8).Glenwood, anchored by strong female distance runners and relay teams, as well as the always-quickening boys sprinters and hurdlers, will look to make its mark among the best from the Western Slope.The Grand Valley boys team (No. 10 in 2A) is the only area team that merited a Rocky Preps ranking.

Last season at the Demon Invite, the Glenwood girls took first place in the team standings with the help of Katrina Selsor’s wins in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter distance runs. The Demon boys finished second behind Eagle Valley.The Demon Invitational is notorious for being plagued by cold weather and even rain or snow, but Saturday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures.The meet will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday with girls 800-meter sprint medley heats. Boys and girls 4X800 relays, high hurdles, 100 dash, 4X200 relays and the 1,600 run will follow. The girls shot put, boys discus, girls high jump and boys and girls triple jump will run in that order starting at 8:30, occurring simultaneously with the running events.After a 30-minute lunch break, the afternoon session will hit the track with the remaining track and field events. There will not be a pole vault competition. A trophy presentation will conclude the meet. Admission to the Demon Invitational will be $4 for adults and $3 for students.

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