Glenwood Springers compete at Junior Olympic track meet |

Glenwood Springers compete at Junior Olympic track meet

Members of the Glenwood Springers Track Club marches into the All City stadium this past weekend for the Junior Olympic Track Meet. (PROVIDED)
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The Glenwood Springers Track Club traveled to Denver this past weekend for the Colorado Junior Olympic Track Meet held at All City Track, where it qualified nine athletes for the Regional J.O. Meet. Athletes have to score in the top four to advance to the regional meet.

For the distance events, the weekend started off with the 2,000-meter steeplechase race. Bryce Risner (15) and Jacob Barsness (16) both competed in the race. Barsness came in second with a personal record of seven minutes and 12 seconds, while Risner ran a personal record of 7:33.

Barsness also qualified in the 1,500 meter run. Risner went on to qualify in the high jump and triple jump, while Daxton DeHerrera (7) qualified in both the 800 meter and 400 meter races. She placed first in the 800 meter with a time of 3:13.95 and fourth in the 400 meter with a time of 1:24.42.

Reid Swanson (12) took first place in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 10:50.11. Swanson also placed first in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 5:04.39.

Benjamin Swanson (9) ran a personal best in both the 800 meter and the 1,500 meter races, clocking 2:38.57 and 5:13.35 respectively. Calvin Swanson (7) placed second in the 800 meter (3:27.53) and third in the 1,500 meter (6:34.35).

Burgandy DeHerrera (10) jumped a personal best in the finals of the long jump — 9 feet, 8 ½ inches — and placed sixth. She also competed in the 200 meter and 400 meter races, where she recorded personal bests. Kuba Bartnik competed in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter races. He ran personal bests in all events and made it to the finals in the 400 meter dash, clocking a 56.95 in the finals.

High School track athletes AJ Crowley, Alex Cutright and Larry Flores also participated in the meet, and they all qualified for the regional meet. Crowley competed in the long jump (5th — 19-6¾), 110 meter hurdles (6th — 16.85), and 400 meter hurdles (2nd — 1:01.6).

Cutright competed in high jump (1st), long jump, triple jump, and javelin (3rd). Larry Flores competed in the 200 meter, 110 meter hurdles (4th — 17.54), and the 400 meter hurdles (3rd — 1:01.27).

Reid, Benjamin and Calvin Swanson, Daxton DeHerrera and Jacob Barsness are planning to compete at the Regional Junior Olympic Meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 7-10.


The Glenwood Springers’ Track Club will host its annual community track meet, July 6, at Glenwood Springs High School starting at 5 p.m.

The meet will have the 100 meter hurdles as well as the 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meter races. In field events, the Springers will host the high jump, long jump and shot put.

Entry fee for the meet is $10, while the fee for a relay team to compete in the 4×100 meter is $50.

For more information, contact Abbey Ehlers at

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