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Rifle girls take honors at invite; Demon boys finish in second

Staff Report

RIFLE – Palisade runners dominated the individual portion of Saturday’s Rifle Invitational cross country meet at Fravert Reservoir, but Rifle and Battle Mountain took team honors.

Palisade’s Glen Randall and Jessica Sargent set course records for boys and girls, respectively. Sargent finished with a time of 21 minutes, 46 seconds, while Randall posted a mark of 17:12.

The Rifle girls took advantage of their home course to win the team race with score of 29, followed by Battle Mountain and Glenwood Springs in second and third, respectively.

Jessica Warwick led a group of four Rifle runners to finish in the top 10. Warwick was third at 23:11, behind Sargent and Jenny Thorne of Battle Mountain. Elisabeth Strouse was seventh, while Bears teammates Heather McCain and Kelsy Been were ninth and 10th, respectively.

Amanda Alberieto was Glenwood’s top finisher in fourth place with a time of 23:37 and teammate Sabrina Rice was sixth in 24:22.

On the boys’ side, Battle Mountain took team honors with 40 points, followed by Glenwood (50), Palisade (65), Meeker (71) and Rifle (73).

Alex Tiernan finished third overall for the Demons with a time of 18:58 and teammate Tory Garling earned eighth-place kudos.

Loren Osiecki was the top placer for Rifle, finishing in 12th place.

Many of the same teams will participate in the Glenwood Invitational Saturday at Two Rivers Park. A citizens and coaches race begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by the boys division at 10 a.m. and the girls at 10:45 a.m.

For results from the Rifle Invitational, see Scoreboard on page 19.

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