Prep roundup: First time is a charm for Glenwood senior Marr
GYPSUM — Glenwood Springs High School senior Evrett Marr won the triple jump by a wide margin Saturday in the first time he’d competed in the event, leading the individual performances of Garfield County Athletes at the Eagle Valley Invitational.
Marr, who coach Blake Risner said practiced the event for “about 45 minutes” this week, posted a winning jump of 43 feet, 10 inches. It not only won the event, but it now stands as the fifth-best mark in Class 4A, according to stats provided on co.milesplit.com.
Marr also took second in the 800 in 2 minutes, 3.78 seconds, finishing behind Basalt’s Zach Walsh (2:00.63).
Glenwood’s Lexi Montoya won the girls triple jump, with her leap of 33-3 setting a personal record. Teammate Makena Warren was second with a 32-2 1/2. Montoya also won the 300 hurdles, crossing the finish line in 47.43.
Also setting a PR was coal Ridge senior Britni Allen, who claimed victory in the shot put and discus events. She won the discus with a throw of 110-0, and her put of 39-5 in the shot put was a personal-best mark and the third-best in Class 3A this year, according to co.milesplit.com.
Another Coal Ridge win came from the Titans’ boys 4×800 relay team, which set season-best time of 8:40.52. It’s the second-best time in 3A — Alamosa’s 4×800 relay team set the standard at 8:34.74 in Colorado Springs on Friday.
Winning an event for Roaring Fork was Jose Lopez , who crossed the finish line first in the 110 hurdles in 15.50.
Rifle nets high finishes in Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION — Rifle High School’s boys track and field team got a pair of second-place finishes at the Frank Woodburn Invitational at Stoker Stadium.
Finishing second in the 4×200 relay was Rifle’s team of Tyler Bosshardt, Erick De La Rosa, Triston Elizardo and Carlos Ochoa, who finished in 1:33.78. Also finishing second for the Bears was senior Brenden Wagler, who set a season-best time of 9:58.21 in the 3,200 to finish behind Montrose’s Ian Meek (9:55.65).
The top finisher of the day for Grand Valley was sophomore Kylyn Rigsby, who finished fifth in the 300 hurdles (52.49) and fourth in the high jump (4-6).
Glenwood falls 7-0 against Hotchkiss
PAONIA — Each member of Glenwood Springs High’s girls tennis team was defeated during the Demons’ dual match against the Bulldogs.
Each of Glenwood’s team members lost in straight sets except for the No. 3 doubles team of Becky Eggleston and Savannah Kelly, who retired following a knee injury to Eggleston during the match.
Cedaredge one-hits Roaring Fork in victory
CEDAREDGE — Roaring Fork High School’s baseball team was limited to just one hit in the Rams’ 18-0, five-inning loss at Cedaredge.
Hayden Bernot hit a double for the Rams (0-7) for their only hit against the Bruins, who used a seven-run second and eight-run third to pull away. Roaring Fork will continue nonleague play Thursday at Glenwood Springs.
Rifle splits doubleheader vs. Battle Mountain
EDWARDS — Rifle’s baseball team fell 4-1 in the first game of its doubleheader against Battle Mountain before rebounding for an 8-6 victory in the second game.
In the opener, the Bears were limited to just four hits. Morgan Robinson had the Bears’ only RBI and pitched the distance, allowing no earned runs and four hits with four strikeouts in six innings.
In the second game, Takoda Chaney, Layton Stutsman and Gabe Marbas each finished with two hits, and Stutsman added three RBIs and a run scored. Gabe Marbas got the win on the mound, allowing three earned runs, no walks and six hits in seven innings.
Basalt sweeps doubleheader from Grand Valley
PARACHUTE — Two big innings turned out to be too much for the Grand Valley baseball team to handle as it was swept by Basalt by scores of 17-4 and 17-9.
The Longhorns’ 12-run first inning in the opener proved too much for the Cardinals (1-5 overall and 3A WSL) in the opener, and the Longhorns (5-4, 4-2) used a 10-run fourth inning in the second game to take control.
The Cardinals play at Roaring Fork in a doubleheader on Saturday.
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