Glenwood Springs Demons take second at Mickey Dunn Invitational
GRAND JUNCTION ” If Saturday was any indication, expect big things from the Glenwood Springs girls track and field team this season.
Buoyed by four individual event wins and a pair of relay wins ” on top of numerous other high finishes ” the Demon girls took second out of 17 teams at Grand Junction High School’s Mickey Dunn Invitational, held at Stocker Stadium.
The Demons put up 131.5 points to first-place Palmer’s 135. The next-closest squad was host Grand Junction with 86.5 points.
Bright spots abounded for Glenwood, which saw Theresa Gabriel win the triple jump (31 feet, 6 inches), Jolie Dubois win the 200-meter dash in 26.66 seconds, Katrina Selsor take the 1,600 (5:30.43) and Kristy Moore win the 300 hurdles (47.96).
Demon relay teams scored wins in the 4×400 and 800 sprint medley.
Allison Brown, Moore, Taylor Goodstein and Lyndsey Wesson joined forces in the 4×400, and the sprint medleyers consisted of Brown, Wesson, Dubois and Meg Waibel.
In addition to her 1,600 win, Selsor took second in the 800 ” by a fraction of a second. Delta’s Phaelen French edged the Glenwood junior by 1/100th of a second, clocking in at 2:24.61.
Dubois added a third in the 100 (13.17) to her 200 win. Brown finished second in the 400, and Melissa Buchanan was bronze in the 3,200 (12:38.9).
The Demon boys weren’t bad on Saturday, either, taking fourth in a 15-team race. Palmer finished atop the boys standings as well, followed by Grand Junction and Fruita Monument in second and third, respectively.
Glenwood’s top finish belonged to Donnie Jennert, who cleared 6 feet, 5 inches to win the high jump. Jennert also finished second in the 100 (11.59).
Dakota Stonehouse was silver in the 300 hurdles (40.6) and the Demons’ 4×800 relay team of Travis Whitman, Kellen Fockler, Garrett Brown and Ryan Buchanan were second, clocking in at 8:36.81.
Bears also in Junction
Both Rifle teams finished eighth at the Dunn Invite.
Leading the way for the Bears individually was Hazen Moss, who bested the boys 200 field with a time of 24.07 and took third in the 400 (51.63).
Tyler Rust took third in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, and Rifle’s boys 4×200 relay team placed third (1:34.31). That team consisted of Clayton Spillane, Tyler Chapman, Joe Burgess and Moss.
For the Bear girls, Natalie Whitmore finished third in both the 100 (13.47) and 200 (27.6).
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