PREP ROUNDUP: Wagler, Lippman pace local runners at Delta Invitational
DELTA — Brenden Wagler of Rifle High School managed an eighth-place finish in the boys individual standings and Courtney Lippman of Glenwood Springs took 22nd place in the girls race to highlight the performances of Garfield County prep athletes at the Delta Invitational cross country meet on Friday afternoon.
Wagler clocked in at 17 minutes, 47.90 seconds. Greg Eceher of Grand Junction won the race in 16:18.20.
Also placing high were Noah Crisler of Coal Ridge (11th, 17:59.10), Wyatt Till of Glenwood (18th, 18:34.90), and Gabe Marbas of Rifle (21st, 18:40.20).
On the girls’ side, Lippman paced the local female contingent with a time of 22:01.50. The winning time was posted by Natalie Anderson of Hotchkiss, who finished in 20:05.90.
Madi Spence of Glenwood (17th, 22:10.40), Glenwood’s Jenna Brown (21st, 22:24.10), and Coal Ridge’s Mariela Martinex (34th, 23:19.70) followed in the individual standings.
Roaring Fork sinks Steamboat Springs in pool play
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Toni Gross had 17 assists and Grace Brown had nine aces, six kills and three digs for Roaring Fork High School’s volleyball team in the Rams’ 25-19, 25-8 pool-play victory over Moffat County on Friday on the second day of the Demon Invitational tournament.
Taila Howe added six kills and a pair of digs, and Yari Zarte and Emily Fuller each had five digs for the Rams, who are now 2-0 in pool play. Brown had seven of her nine aces during a 15-0 run in the second game against the Sailors.
The tournament continues today at GSHS, with pool play finishing in the morning and championship play beginning in the middle of the afternoon.
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