Prep Roundup: Nelson-Buehler, Tribble pace Demons at Cherry Creek Invitational
CHERRY CREEK — Kenzie Nelson-Buehler had a first- and second-place finish in the weight events to accompany a second- and third-place finish from Auston Tribble to highlight the performances of Glenwood Springs High School’s track and field team at the Cherry Creek Invitational on Saturday.
Nelson-Buehler’s discus throw of 118 feet was first by almost seven feet over the second-place throw of Arapahoe’s Audrey Kohlts (111-7), with Glenwood’s Rachel Orosz finishing third in 111-5. In the shot put, Nelson-Buehler’s mark of 38-4 1/2 earned her second place.
Tribble was defeated for the first time in the 300-meter hurdles, with his second-place time of 39.94 seconds coming in right behind Joel Isakson of Class 5A ThunderRidge. He also joined Garrett Goodstein, Evrett Marr and Kaden Weller for a third-place finish in the 4×400 relay (3:29.97).
The meet, which gave the Class 4A Demons a chance to compete against Class 5A schools, featured other successful Glenwood athletes.
Garrett Lowe’s put of 45-9 in the shot put earned him a fifth-place finish, and Orosz also finished fifth in the girls shot put (34-9 1/2). Also earning fifth-place finishes were the boys 4×200 and 4×100 relay teams and the girls 800 medley relay team.
Kuheim dominates weight events at Tiger Invitational
GRAND JUNCTION — Riffle High School’s Joey Kuheim won both the shot put and discus events by convincing margins at the Tiger Invitational track meet on Saturday.
Kuheim’s mark of 42 feet, 11 inches was a personal best, beating the second-place put by Delta’s Bryanna Music (37-4) by more than five feet. Her winning throw of 131-8 in the discus won by more than 11 feet over Savannah Hanson of Palisade (120-7).
Also faring well for Rifle was the boys 4×200 relay team, which took second in 1:33.82. Aaron Wagler was second in the 800 meters in 2:00.16, right behind the winning time of 1:59.93 by Pomona’s John May.
Grand Valley, Roaring Fork do well at Battle Mountain
EDWARDS — Grand Valley’s boys 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams each took first to help give the Cardinals a fourth-place finish in the Husky Invitational at Battle Mountain High School on Saturday.
The Cardinals’ 4×100 relay won in 46.00, with the 4×200 winning in 1:36.33. Their 4×800 relay team also fared well, taking second in 9:11.90. For Roaring Fork, Keegan Fawley took second in the 100 meters in 11.61, with teammates Michael Skinner third in the 300 hurdles in 44.59. The Rams also got a second-place finish in the 4×400 relay in 3:42.54.
On the girls’ side, Grand Valley’s Rocio Roman easily won the 100 hurdles in 16.46 seconds but didn’t compete in her strongest event, the 300 hurdles. For Roaring Fork, Taila Howe earned a convincing win of her own in the long jump (16-7) to go with a fourth-place finish in the 200 (27.73).
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