Demons XC turns in strong showing at Liberty Bell
Competing Friday in the multistate Liberty Bell race in Littleton, the Glenwood Springs Demons boys cross country team turned in a fifth-place finish, highlighted by a sixth-place individual finish for Henry Barth (16:37 for 5 kilometers).
Along with Barth’s strong performance, Gavin Harden finished 15th overall with a time of 17:07. Mathew Thrun (28th, 17:43), Ian Lohman (45th, 18:09), Bryce Risner (55, 18:27) and Kieran Lamee (56th, 18:28) rounded out a strong showing for the Demons.
On the girls side, the Demons finished 11th with a team score of 282. Erica Diemoz turned in the best performance for Glenwood, finished 40th with a time of 21:20. Emily Worline (44th, 21:27), Sedona Kellogg (54th, 21:58), Claudia Hirons (63th, 22:12), Elle Murphy (81st, 22:43) rounded out strong showings for Glenwood.
The Demons finished fifth out of 18 teams in their division in a meet that drew 87 schools from four states, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Outside of Glenwood, Rifle’s Sarah Wagler turned in an eighth-place performance with a time of 19:49, while teammate Ashley Manera finished 45h overall with a time of 21:26.
On the boys side, Rifle’s Gabe Marbas finished 23rd overall with a time of 17:26 as teammate Jack Rubalcave finished 49th with a time of 18:11.
Rifle didn’t have enough runners to score points for team standings at the meet.
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