PREP ROUNDUP: Glenwood girls golf tops Aspen in friendly match play at Ranch at Roaring Fork; Glenwood’s Barth breaks school record in 3200m at WSL championships
Looking to keep things light Wednesday, the Glenwood Springs Demons and Aspen Skiers girls golf teams kicked off what they hope to be an annual event as the two local teams met up at the Ranch at Roaring Fork for a local friendly match play competition.
At the Par-3 Ranch at Roaring Fork course, Glenwood topped Aspen 4-2, winning the inaugural event.
The two programs are planning on making this an annual 9-hole match play event with the winning team keeping the trophy each year.
Against Aspen, Glenwood senior Lisa Kelley defeated Aspen’s Zoe Guthrie 1-up in extra holes, while teammate Maggie Friemel defeated Aspen’s Avery Hirsch 1-up in nine holes. Glenwood’s Maddie Riley defeated Aspen’s Hailey Higdon 1-up, while Glenwood’s Katelyn Brennan defeated Aspen’s Maddie Madril 2-up.
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For Aspen, Julia Higdon defeated Glenwood’s Emma Price 4-up, while Tessa Guthrie topped Kyley Fishman 6-up.
Following the friendly match-play tournament at Ranch at Roaring Fork, the two programs now head to their 3A and 4A regional tournaments on Monday in hopes of qualifying for the state tournament. Aspen travels to Gunnison for the 3A regional tournament, while Glenwood travels to Adobe Creek for the 4A regional tournament.
WSL TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
On Day One of the 2019 Western Slope Multi-League track and field championships Friday at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction, a number of local athletes got off to a fast start.
For Glenwood, senior Henry Barth broke the school record in in the 3200m run that was previously set two weeks ago by teammate Gavin Harden. Barth ran a 9:34.96, winning the league championship in the event while breaking Harden’s school record by six seconds. Harden placed second in the event, clocking a time of 9:42.91, giving the Demons a 1-2 finish in the event.
Staying in 4A, Glenwood senior Sequoia Kellogg placed fourth in the high jump with a height of 4-08.00. Senior Payten Spencer claimed a league championship in the pole vault for the Demons, clearing a height of 9-6.00, winning the event by six inches, before then placing fourth in the shot put with a distance of 30-04.00, helping the Glenwood girls get off to a strong start in the two-day meet.
The Glenwood girls sit third after one day in the team standings with 29 points, while the men sit third with 21 points.
In 3A, Grand Valley distance runner Katherine Stark started the two-day meet in strong fashion for the Cardinals, claiming third place in the 3200m run in the 3A Western Slope League race, clocking a time of 13:06.72.
In the men’s 800m, Coal Ridge’s Gustavo Archila pocked up a win for the Titans, finishing ahead of Roaring Fork’s Ronald Clemente in second place. Archila clocked a time of 2:03.39, while Clemente finished in 2:04.91.
In the girls’ 3A WSL 800m race, Grand Valley’s Jordyn Pittman picked up a league-championship win, finishing in 2:22.19, more than two full seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
In the high jump, Coal Ridge’s Marin Simons won the event with a height of 5-02.00, while Grand Valley’s Shaya Chenoweth won the 3A WSL long jump with a distance of 17-09.75, winning by more than a full foot.
Coal Ridge’s Colby Hoffman won the league’s pole vault championship, clearing a height of 11-06.00, while teammate Phoebe Young won the women’s pole vault championship, clearing a height of 10-07.00, finishing ahead of Rifle teammates Ashley Manera and Emilee Demann in second and third.
Closing out the first day in the 3A WSL, Rifle’s Duke Brady finished second in the men’s shot put with a distance of 45-01.00, while Coal Ridge’s Taylor Wiescamp and Taylor Roberts finished second and third in the shot put for the girls.
At the conclusion of the first day, the Coal Ridge girls sit second behind Delta in the team standings with 34 points, while Grand Valley (fourth, 26 points), and Rifle (sixth, 24 points) are in the hunt as well.
For the boys, Coal Ridge sits second behind Gunnison with 32 points, while sits tied for fourth with 14 points.
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