Front Range good to area athleles
Emily McDonald and Glenwood Springs established themselves this weekend against the Eastern Slope.
At the annual Jeffco Invitational girls swim meet, McDonald, along with the rest of the Demons swim team, had a strong performance in the 22-team, two-day meet.
The sophomore had the fastest 100- and 200-yard freestyle event times.
In the 100, McDonald tapped the wall in 53.61 seconds, then followed up that mark by winning the 200 free in 1 minute, 57.51 seconds.
As a team, Glenwood finished ninth, with 117 team points, two points ahead of Western Slope opponent Grand Junction.
Ralston Valley from the Denver suburb of Arvada was the team champion with 288 points. Highlands Ranch was the team runner-up with 244 points.
The Demons are scheduled to compete in a four-team meet Saturday with Grand Junction, Montrose and Moffat County at the Orchard Mesa Municipal Pool in Grand Junction.
Bear wrestlers fare well
Luke Wooten and Timmy Long reached the championship match in their respective weights, and the Bears took sixth place as a team at Saturday’s sixth annual Bulldog Invitational at Pueblo Centennial High School.
Wooten, Rifle’s 125-pound wrestler, lost a 19-4 technical fall decision to Henry Cejudo of Coronado in one championship match. Long earned second place in the 135-pound tournament after losing a 9-2 decision to Pueblo South’s Mark Beaudry.
Pueblo South won the team championship with 2291⁄2 points over Grand Junction Central. Cejudo was voted the outstanding wrestler of the tournament.
Rifle travels to Steamboat Springs for a tri-meet Thursday before hosting its annual invitational tournament Saturday.
Additional prep wrestling weekday action on the docket has Glenwood Springs traveling to Olathe for a dual meet Thursday.
On Saturday, Glenwood is scheduled to wrestle at the Conifer Inviational. Grand Valley travels to Grand Junction for the Tiger Junior Varsity Tournament.
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