Prep roundup: Rifle boys nearly win track meet in Craig

Staff Report

CRAIG — Rifle High School’s boys track and field team swept each of the sprint-relay events on Friday, helping the Bears nearly win the annual Clint Wells Invitational at Moffat County High School.

The Bears won the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 relays and finished with a team score of 105. Rangely, however, thanks to a victory in the boys discus by Colt Allred in the final event of the meet, scored 106 to win the meet.

Rifle’s 4×100 relay team of Tyler Bosshardt, Erick De La Rosa, Triston Elizardo and Carlos Ochoa won the event handily in 45.57 seconds. The Bears’ 4×200 relay team of Luis Carreon, De La Rosa, Elizardo and Ochoa won in 1:36.36, and the 4×400 team of Carreon, Elizardo, Ochoa and Cody Rice won in 3:39.16. De La Rosa also won the 100 meters (11.49). Rice also was second in the 300 hurdles in 44.77.

Grand Valley was paced in the meet by senior Ben Coleman, who finished first in the long jump (18 feet, 7 1/2 inches), third in the triple jump (41-0) and second in the 110 hurdles (15.47).

Also winning for Rifle’s boys was Brenden Wagler, as the senior distance runner prevailed in the 1,600 meters in 4:45.48. His teammate, Jack Rubalclave, was second in 5:00.44.

Allred won the shot put with a mark of 46-2 to beat the second-place put of 45-0 by Rifle’s Jose Prado.

In the discus event, Allred’s top throw of 148-11 earned him the victory in the event and the Panthers the team title.

On the girls side, Deleny Aguirre of Rifle won the shot put (33-3) and discus, with her winning throw of 113-1 in the discus claiming victory by a wide margin. Grand Valley High sophomore Kylyn Rigsby won the high jump (4-9) and was second in the 100 hurdles 17.89.

Glenwood boys finish third at Montrose Invitational

MONTROSE — Glenwood senior Kaden Weller won the 100 meters and the 110 and 300 hurdles events to help the Demons place third in the team standings at the Montrose Invitational meet on Friday.

Weller won the 100 in 11.30 and, in the 110 hurdles, won in 15.39 against Jacob Hahn of Fruita Monument (15.41), who had beaten him in the event at the Rifle Invitational back in March. In the 300 hurdles, Weller was the only one to post a sub-40 second time by winning in 39.60.

Eagle Valley claimed the team title with 86 points, with Fruita (76) and Glenwood (75) following.

The big relay winner on the boys side was Coal Ridge with its 4×800 relay team, which won in 8:23.75. That time, according to, is by far the best time in the event in Class 3A this season, eclipsing the previous best of 8:28.81 clocked by Frontier Academy on April 11.

Glenwood’s boys also won the 4×100 relay in 44.37. For Coal Ridge, Sergio Valentin was second to Weller in the 100 in 11.47, and Noah Crisler was second in the 3,200 in 10:42. For Roaring Fork, Jose Lopez was third in the 110 hurdles in 15.46.

On the girls side, Coal Ridge’s Kaitlyn Detlefsen finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 34-3 3/4, and head coach Ben Kirk said the jump beat her previous best in the event by two feet. Amber Bowles finished third in the 100 hurdles (16.03) and tied for sixth in the 300 hurdles with Lexi Montoya of Glenwood (49.83), posting the best time among 3A competitors in the event. She also finished tied for third in the high jump with a mark of 4-10, but Roaring Fork’s Emma Cooley won the tiebreaker on jumps.

Coal Ridge’s Britni Allen had a second-place put of 39-6 in the shot put.

The Titans’ 4×200 relay team was second to Class 4A Eagle Valley in 1:49.76, placing it among the four best teams in Class 3A.


Cedaredge 5, Glenwood Springs 2

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Sophia Nelson rallied for a first-set loss during her No. 1 singles match to earn a 3-6, 6-4, 10-0 victory against Abby Burget of Cedaredge during a dual-meet matchup between the Demons and Bruins at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

The victory was one of two of the Demons’ in their 5-2 loss against Cedaredge. Also winning was Avery Nieslanik and Taylor Fiscus, who beat Emily Anderson and Karin Simler 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.

The Demons are off until April 30 when they play in the Class 4A Western Slope Regional tournament at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction.


Roaring Fork 4, Moffat County 0

CRAIG — Emily Fisher netted a hat trick and Maite Nieblas added the other goal for the Rams (7-5-2 overall, 6-3-1 Class 3A/2A Western Slope League play), who picked up a critical league victory against the Bulldogs.

The win pulls Roaring Fork within a half game of Aspen (9-3-0, 6-3-0 league) in the league standings for the league’s second automatic qualifying spot in the Class 3A state playoffs. The Rams play at Grand Valley on Tuesday in their final league game of the season. Aspen, meanwhile, will play at Basalt on April 28.

Lily Nichols finished with three saves in goal for Roaring Fork in the victory.

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