GarCo track and field teams collect loads of precious metal |

GarCo track and field teams collect loads of precious metal

Glenwood Springs track and field coach Blake Risner couldn’t have asked for much better in the postseason than what his Demons delivered.

From the state track and field meet in Lakewood, they brought back 13 medals, two broken school records and innumerable personal records.

After winning the Western Slope Regional, the Glenwood girls finished 13th in Class 4A at state.

Donnie Jennert, who has since moved to Florida, was the runner-up in the boys high jump.

Laura Young placed second in the girls 300-meter hurdles, Dakota Stonehouse crossed the line third in the boys 300 hurdles and took ninth in the 110 hurdles and the Demons finished in the top four in two girls relay events (4×400 and 800 sprint medley).

“I am real pleased with the effort. They came here to compete, and they did all the way up and down the line,” Risner said in the state meet’s aftermath. “They gave it their all. I am a fortunate coach to have that.”

The Demons weren’t the only track and field stars from Garfield County.

Down in Pueblo at the 3A state meet, Tyler Thompson’s legs powered him to a state title in the boys long jump and a silver medal in the triple jump. Thompson covered 22 feet, 1 1/2 inches with his state-winning leap in the long jump.

Thompson’s fellow Ram, Jon Araujo, brought a silver medal home from Pueblo, finishing second to Buena Vista phenom Mason Finley in the discus.

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