Demons, Lions set for state x-c meet |

Demons, Lions set for state x-c meet

The Vineyards Golf Course in Colorado Springs will have a different type of athlete enjoying the course Saturday.

Rather than a central location for golf, The Vineyards will be harrier central as it hosts the Colorado State Cross Country Meet.

The Glenwood Springs Demons qualified a pair of runners for the Class 4A state meet, while the girls’ team at Alpine Christian, which has seven competitors in the 3A classification, is gunning for a top-three finish.

Glenwood’s Alex Tiernan finished third at last weekend’s regional meet and is the only boy from the Demon squad at state. The junior has the 12th-fastest time in Colorado this year, according to the Rocky Mountain News.

Freshman Amanda Alberico will be competing in her first state meet and is the lone representative for the Glenwood girls team.

In the 3A classification, Alpine Christian qualified five girls for the state meet and should be in the running for a state title. Led by senior Ashley Eaton, Alpine Christian finished in a tie for first with Gunnison in the regional meet last weekend, and the two squads should be near the top of the heap again in Colorado Springs. Hotchkiss and Aspen also are strong contenders for the team title.

Along with Eaton, who placed ninth last year, Amy and Whitney Lund, Sofie Stenstadvold and Kate Wilson all will be running for the team title this weekend.

Keane Karnan and Collin Stewart will be competing for the Alpine Christian boys.

The Class 3A girls start at 10 a.m., followed by the Class 4A boys at 10:30 a.m. The Class 3A boys and 4A girls start at 11:30 a.m. and noon, respectively.

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