Glenwood, Rifle post high finishes at Woodburn Invite
Chris Benson and Katrina Selsor continued to show their talent and speed at the Frank Woodburn Invitational in Grand Junction, leading the Glenwood boys and girls track teams to seventh and sixth-place finishes, respectively, on Saturday.Benson took two titles in the meet, winning the 100-meter dash in 11.27 and the 200-meter dash in 22.66. The senior also cleared 6 feet for a second-place finish in the high jump.”Chris Benson’s sweep of the sprints adds to our belief that he is the dominant track and field athlete on the Western Slope,” Glenwood head coach Blake Risner said.And Selsor kept on shining for the girls. She already broke one Glenwood track record when she ran the 3,200-meter in 11:29.66, a mark also qualifying her for state, at the Runners Roost Invitational on March 25.Now, after Saturday’s performance, the freshman owns another record and posted another state-qualifying time. Running the 1,600-meter event in 5:24.07, Selsor broke Abby Walters’ 2002 record time of 5:25.55 to take second overall in the event.The Demons raked up more points in the 1,600 as Melissa Buchanan took second with a time of 5:43.48 and Sharaya Selsor, Katrina’s older sister, took third with a time of 5:56.40.Katrina Selsor was also part of the all-freshman, first-place 4X800-meter relay team. The squad of Melissa Buchanan, Meg Waibel, Abbey Barnes and Selsor shaved more than 16 seconds off their previous season’s best and won the event in 10:21.25.The relay was just one of three girls teams to record high finishes as Waibel, Laura Young, Buchanan and Lyndsey Wesson captured the 4×400 title in 4:13.94, and Waibel, Wesson, Barnes and Young ran the 4X200 relay in 1:53.37, taking second place. Other top finishers on the girls side where Amanda Alberico, taking fifth in the 3,200 run, Wesson and Barnes finishing seventh in the 300-meter hurdles and 800-meter runs, respectively, Amanda Welsh placing eighth in the 100-meter dash, and Young taking eighth in the long jump.The Demon boys also had two successful relays as the 4×100 team of Justin Montover, Alex McPherson, Tyler Setterberg and Benson raced to third place in a time of 46.32. Montover, McPherson, Dakota Stonehouse and Justin Davis made up the 4X400 relay team and ran a 3:53.96 for seventh place. As freshmen and sophomores, Ryan Montover, Stonehouse, Jordan Ciani and Connor Riley took eighth in the 4×200 relay with a time of 1:44.10.In the triple jump, Setterberg placed seventh, and in the shot put, Jason Wilson set a personal best with a throw of almost 4212 feet, taking seventh.The Fruita Monument boys and the Hotchkiss girls won the meet. Up next, Glenwood will host the 26th annual Demon Invitational with 20 teams on Saturday.
Rifle’s boys relays and sophomore star Lindsay Bowen helped the Bears finish fifth in the boys category and eighth in the girls at Saturday’s Frank Woodburn Invitational in Grand Junction.The Bear 4X800-meter relay team of Scott Rust, Francisco Nevarez, Tyler Chapman and Hazen Moss recorded a third-place finish with a time of 8:53.45. In the 4X200 relay, Eric Simms, Kale Roberts, Nevarez and Jose Villagrana ran a 1:39.29 to take fourth.Bowen cleaned up on the girls side. Winning the 100-meter dash in 13.33 and the 400 meters in 1:02.22, and taking third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.92, the junior continued to perform well. Jessica Martinez and Rachel Rung recorded fifth-place finishes in the 100 hurdles and the 200-meter dash, respectively, and Maddi Steffen took sixth in the 3,200-meter run.Individually for the boys, Justin Harris finished third in the high jump, clearing 5-10, and fifth in the triple jump, bounding 38-4. Eric Simms took third in the 300-meter hurdles in 42.64 and sixth in the 110 hurdles in 16.38. Colby McFarlin ran the 300 hurdles in 43.31 to take fourth, and Moss raced the 800-meter run in 2:13.74 for sixth place.
Emily Adkins scored the only points for the Grand Valley track and field team, taking sixth in the 100-meter dash at the Frank Woodburn Invitational on Saturday in Grand Junction.Adkins, a member of the Class 2A Cardinal squad competing against mostly 4 and 5A teams, ran the event in 13.85.
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