Glenwood Springs Demons get high marks at Tiger Invitational
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – On Friday and Saturday, the Glenwood Springs girls and boys track teams ran, hurdled, jumped and threw their way to a 112-point, first-place performance at the Tiger Invitational track meet in Grand Junction.The Demon girls beat 5A teams like Grand Junction and Fruita Monument, as well as 14 others ranging in classification. It was a great two days for the Demons, who will be back on the same track next week where they will look to repeat as regional champions.The Demon boys tied Pomona for the team championship as both schools earned 75 points. They also beat Grand Junction and Fruita Monument as well as Western Slope powerhouse Battle Mountain and will look to do that again next week at regionals.While the Tiger meet gave the Demons a lot to be happy about as a team, it gave a few individuals even more to be excited about. Glenwood won seven events, prequalified for state in three individuals events and set three school records.For the girls, junior distance runner Katrina Selsor, who had already prequalified for state in the 3,200, added the 1,600-meter run to her state meet list as she finished second with a 5:11.30 mark. The time also bested her previous school record by more than five seconds. She also punched her ticket for state in the 800, where she finished second with a time of 2:19.93.Dakota Stonehouse hit the state qualifying mark in hurdles, notching a 39.80 mark, just under the qualifying time of 39.96. The time landed him a second-place finish in the event and also broke his own previous school record by 0.21 seconds. Stonehouse also ran with Michael Hudson, Connor Riley and Donnie Jennert to win the 4X100 relay with a 43.67 mark. The foursome set a new school record with the time, breaking the previous mark of 44.15 set in 1990.The 800 sprint medley team of Laura Young, Lyndsey Wesson, Jolie Dubois and Meg Waibel combined for a time of 1:52.92 to win the event. Young, who had already prequalified for state in the 300 hurdles, won the event in the Tiger on Saturday, Waibel also recorded a first-place finish in the 400 (60.69) and Dubois won the 100-dash (12.98). The Demons 4X100 team of Taylor Goodstein, Dubois, Waibel and Wesson placed second in their event (51.61) as did Katrina and Sharaya Selsor, Abbey Barnes and Melissa Buchanan in the 4X800 relay (10:05.23) as well as Buchanan, Young, Wesson and Goodstein in the 4X400 (4:08.04). All three relays have already qualified for state.Theresa Gabriel rounded out Glenwood girls’ top-three finishers as the sophomore took third in the triple jump with a leap of 34-01.75.Glenwood junior Donnie Jennert once again dominated the field events by winning the high jump by clearing the bar at 6 feet, 8 inches, but also won the long jump by bounding 21-0112. Jennert will be competing at state in both events.Demon Kurt Hartmann placed second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.67.Rifle, Roaring Fork compete at TigerFor the Rifle track and field team, the girls 4X200 and 4X400 relay squads turned in the highest finishes of the day. Natalie Whitmore, Tori Jorgensen, Katie Armstrong and Holly Keeper combined for a second-place finish in the 4X200 with a time of 1:51.37 and Keeper, Jorgensen, Cami Castillo and Whitmore did the same in the 4X400 (4:11.17).The Rifle girls finished with 21 points for 14th place overall.Clayton Spillane shined for the Rifle boys team on Saturday, placing fourth and sixth in the 110 and 300 hurdles, respectively. The relay team of Tyler Chapman, Joe Burgess, Hazen Moss and Humberto Guerrerro combined for a fifth-place finish in the 4X400 relay. The Rifle boys took 16th in the meet with 16 points.Roaring Fork’s Casey Weaver ran the 3,200 in a time of 10:23.53 to take eighth in the event and give the Rams their only point of the day.
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