Glenwood boys win Bulldog Classic; girls place second
Opening up the 2017 regular season, the Glenwood Springs boys track and field team picked up a win at the Bulldog 6-team Classic at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction Saturday afternoon, while the Glenwood girls picked up a second place finish to get the Demons off to a fast start.
The Glenwood boys won the meet by a considerable margin of 33.5 points, scoring 139.5 team points, finishing ahead of Palisade at 106 points. The Glenwood girls finished with 87 team points, finishing well behind Eagle Valley with 168 points.
In the boy’s events at Stocker Stadium, Miguel Peralta and Luke Gair finished third and fifth in the 100m dash as Peralta turned in a time of 11.69 seconds, while Gair finished with a time of 11.89. Senior Riley Prough turned in a second-place finish in the 800m run with a time of 2:08.41, while William Kauffman finished fourth overall with a time of 2:16.89.
Benny Smith smoked the field with a time of 4:41.41 in the 1600m run, finishing nearly eight seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Teammate Gavin Olson finished fourth overall in the 1600m run with a time of 4:56.24, giving the Demons two top five finishers in the event.
Junior hurdler AJ Crowley won the 110m hurdles at the meet, crossing the line with time of 16.44, while Kai Uyehara placed fourth in the event with a time of 18.12. In the 300m hurdles, Larry Flores, a returning state qualifier, won the event with a time of 42.16, while Bryce Risner and Uyehara finished fourth and fifth respectively with times of 45.07 and 46.60.
Glenwood would continue to dominate the meet by winning the 4×100 relay as Jack Richards, Peralta, Olson and Gair turned in a blistering time of 45.46, topping Grand Junction for first place.
In field events, Risner would set a personal record in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 2 inches at the meet to win the event for the Demons. Teammate Alex Cutright finished third behind Fruita Monument’s Gunner Rigsby by clearing 6 feet. Crowley would finish second in the long jump with a mark of 19-6.25, while Gair placed fourth with a mark of 18-10.50, wrapping up the win for the Demons.
On the girl’s side of the meet, Reese Prough would start off the meet by finishing second in the 100m dash with a time of 13.92 seconds. Following Prough’s strong start, Glenwood would struggle to score team points before Sequoia Kellogg won the 300m hurdles with a time of 48.55 seconds, while teammate Ally Rosenmerkel finished fourth overall with a time of 55.65 seconds.
In the 4×100 relay, the Demons would finish second with a time of 57.56 seconds thanks to the relay team of Kaitlyn Bianco, Payten Spencer, Ellie Moser and Rosenmerkel.
Following the second-place finish in the 4×100 relay, the Demons would then go on to win the 4×200 relay as Victoria Madden, Morgan Hollenback, Moser and Rosenmerkel crossed the line with a time of 2:01.05.
Glenwood would then go on to win the 4×800 relay as the team of Serena Richardson, Ashley Buchanan, Claudia Hirons and Sedona Kellogg finished with a time of 11:32.99. The second relay team of Glenwood finished second overall in the 4×800 relay as Saylor Warren, Kate Shanahan, Reese Prough and Sequoia Kellogg finished with a time of 11:41.44.
In the triple jump, Kellogg, Spencer and Hirons finished one-two-three for the Demons with marks of 30-5.75, 30-1.00 and 28-2.00.
Coming off a great start to the season at the Bulldog Classic, the Demons will look to put on great performance at Rifle Invitational on Friday morning at Bears Stadium.
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