Prep Sports Roundup
MONTROSE ” The Glenwood Springs boys swim team had an eventful weekend. In more ways than one.
The small squad competed at Friday and Saturday’s Western Slope swimming and diving championships and then endured an adventurous journey home Saturday night.
On their way back from Montrose, the site of the league championships, the team’s bus broke down. That left the group stranded at a Starbuck’s in Grand Junction for a couple of hours as they waited for a new bus to be sent their way.
They did eventually make it back to Glenwood.
As far as the weekend’s competition went, the Demons scored a number of respectable finishes.
Alex Moore made the finals in the 100-yard backstroke, touching in at 1:11.03. He added a 12th-place finish in the 200 freestyle (2:17.22).
Geoffrey Moore landed ninth place in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.88) and 10th place in the 200 individual medley (2:31.27). Jon De Leo swam to 11th in the 100 backstroke (1:18.62) and a Demon relay team took ninth in the 200 free (1:50.18).
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” Glenwood Springs’ track and field squad set three school records at the past weekend’s 4A Western Slope League championships.
The Demon girls 4×100-meter relay team of Meg Waibel, Laura Young, Connor Adams and Jolie Dubois lowered its own record from 50.36 seconds to 50.3.
Dakota Stonehouse broke his own school record in the 300 hurdles, clocking in at 39.13. His old record was 39.25.
Finally, Glenwood’s boys 4×400 relay team of Travis Whitman, Kurt Hartmann, Wyatt Israel and Stonehouse broke a school record that was set at the 2001 state meet by Patrick Davis, Jake Taufer, Adam Lowell and Jacob Benson. This year’s foursome timed in at 3:24.67.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” A pair of local top-three finishers were omitted from Sunday’s Post Independent stories on Saturday’s track and field meets (the 4A Western Slope League championships and the 3A Western Slope Regional) in Grand Junction.
Rifle’s Holly Keeper placed third overall in the girls 800-meter run, crossing the line in 2 minutes, 26.49 seconds at the 4A league meet.
Grand Valley’s Sam Whelan took third in the 3,200 in the 3A regional. His time of 10:40.16 earned him a trip to the upcoming state meet in Lakewood.
CARBONDALE, Colorado ” Several members of Roaring Fork’s girls tennis team landed spots on the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) academic all-state team.
All-state first team honors, for a grade-point average between 3.6 and 4.0, went to seniors Rianna Rollyson and Maria Flores, sophomores Landon Garvik, Joey Clingan, Savanna Phibbs and Niki Burns and freshmen Paola Santiago and Adriana Perez.
Nabbing an honorable-mention selection, for a GPA between 3.3 and 3.59, was freshman Michelle Lopez.
The Ram tennis team posted a cumulative GPA of 3.511.
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.