Prep roundup: Gaddis sets new school mark in long jump
AURORA — The previous school record in the girls long jump at Glenwood Springs High School isn’t so long anymore thanks to Delaney Gaddis.
The Glenwood senior broke a 34-year-old school record to win the long jump on Saturday, one of the many highlights for the Demons at the Grandview Invitational.
“A day like this really pleases me,” Glenwood coach Blake Risner said of this team’s all-around performance. “But with the kind of training we do and the kind of kids that we have, things like this don’t so much surprise me anymore.”
Gaddis had the biggest accomplishment of those Glenwood athletes. Her first-place jump of 17 feet, 6 inches, broke the school record of 17-5 previously set by Mary Ann Young in 1980. It ranks third among marks in 4A this year, with the best coming from Ashlyn Nolan of Discovery Canyon (18-2).
Also setting a new standard was Glenwood’s Kaden Weller, who won the 300-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 39.01. That time not only won the event, but also serves as the state’s best in 4A so far.
Glenwood also got stellar performances from its relay teams. The Demons’ boys 4×400 relay of Garrett Goodstein, Evrett Marr, Zane Lundin and Weller was second in 3:25.89, which beat their previous-best time by close to 2 1/2 seconds and is the third-best time in 4A this season, according to http://www.co.milesplit.com. The same team of runners took fifth place in the 4×200 in 1:31.72.
The Glenwood girls 4×200 relay team posted fifth-place time of 1:49.06, setting a new season-best mark by more than 3 seconds. Carly Setterberg managed a seventh-place finish in the 100 hurdles in 17.28. Gaddis was also eighth in the 300 hurdles in 49.18.
Olathe sweeps twin bill from Coal Ridge
PEACH VALLEY — Olathe High School’s baseball team took advantage of its scoring opportunities against the Titans, winning the first game 15-3 before cruising in the second game, 14-3.
Zack Zordel led the way offensively for Coal Ridge in the opener, hitting a pair of doubles with two RBIs. The Titans (3-9 overall, 3-7 3A WSL) were limited to five hits in the second game by Olathe (8-5, 7-4).
“That’s probably the best team that we’ve played all season long,” Coal Ridge coach Dan Larsen said.
The Titans continue league play Tuesday at Roaring Fork.
Young Roaring Fork squad no match for Gunnison
CARBONDALE — Gunnison (12-1, 11-0) retained its spot as the team to beat in the 3A WSL on Saturday, beating Roaring Fork 15-2 and 14-4.
Tanner Nieslanik finished 2-for-2 with a double, and Alex Fisher hit a triple for the Rams in the opener. Fisher lead the way offensively in the second game, going 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles. The Rams (3-10, 3-7 3A WSL), however, started four freshmen thanks to some eligibility problems with four players on Roaring Fork’s roster.
“We did great with what we had today,” Roaring Fork coach Marty Madsen said. “The light bulb came on for a lot of kids on the field, and that was really good to see.
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Six members of the Glenwood Springers Track and Field Club traveled to Aurora July 10-11 to compete in the Colorado State Junior Olympic Meet with coach Anne Swanson.