Demons swin to 2nd place at Delta, Tennis falls to Cedaredge
DELTA – Chris Rey won two individual events within Class 4A state qualifying times to lead the Glenwood Springs boys swim team to a second place team finish at Saturday’s Delta Invitational.
Glenwood concluded the meet with 135 team points, nine back of the School District 51 Griffins 144 points.
The Griffins roster consists of students from Grand Junction, Grand Junction Central, Fruita Monument and Palisade High Schools.
Rey won the 50 and 100 meter freestyle swims in 23.18 and 50.01 seconds, respectively.
Later in the meet, Rey swam the opening leg of the Demons 400 freestyle relay team, which helped propel Glenwood to a winning time of 3 minutes, 37.12 seconds.
Damian and Bobby Gucwa won an individual event each.
Damian’s victory came in the 200 freestyle, where he bested Matt McElroy of the District 51 team, in 1:56.25 compared to McElroy’s 1:58.12. Glenwood’s John Jay finished third with a time of 2:01.84.
Bobby Gucwa out swam his brother for the gold medal in the 100 meter backstroke. Bobby clocked in at 1:03.31 to Damian’s 1:03.83.
Steven Jay earned the Demons other individual first-place medal by winning the 500 meter freestyle. Jay finished the event in 5:28.18.
Cedaredge 5, Glenwood 2
CEDAREDGE – The Demons fell 5-2 to the host Bruins in a nonleague match, held on the courts at Cleland Park here Saturday.
Celeste Cashel was the lone singles’ winner. The junior won her match when Cedaredge’s No. 2 singles player forfeited.
In other singles matches, No. 1 Courtney McCallum lost in three sets to Tori Everhart, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Molly Axelson, Glenwood’s No. 3 player, fell in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 to Stacy Park.
The No. 3 pair of Maggie Tolan and Lisa Saathoff defeated Kelley Malins and Kalla Scanga in a first-set tie breaker, followed by a 6-3 victory in the second set.
Michela O’Leary and Tessie Tracy, the Demons No. 1 doubles, extended Cedaredge’s Kresta Fouch and Whitney DeLaborne to a third set after tying the match at 1-all on a 6-3 second set win.
But the Bruin pair, who won the opener with a 6-0 shutout, took the match with a 6-3 victory in the third set.
The No. 2 team of Regina Waltsak and Jackie Weast fell, 6-0, 4-2 to the Bruins Meryn Brisco and Arden Wickland. Rachel Zancanella and Cheree Carver, Glenwood’s No. 4 doubles dropped a 6-3, 6-1 decision to Cedaredge’s Leanna Miller-Hall and Krista Coble.
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