Rifle tracksters claim second at Mickey Dunn | PostIndependent.com

Rifle tracksters claim second at Mickey Dunn

John Alderson finished in the top three in three individual events to lead the Rifle Bears track and field team to a second-place finish at Saturday’s Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction.The Bears racked up 97.3 points, second only to Palmer’s 126. The Glenwood Springs boys team was ninth at 20.5. Alderson won the long jump with a mark of 21 feet, 414 inches and took second in the triple jump at 47-3. Teammate Ryan Chapman was third in the triple jump. Glenwood Springs’ Chris Benson, who had a hand in 17.5 of Glenwood’s points, took fourth in the triple jump.Alderson’s third-place finish came in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 11.65 seconds.Rifle’s Justin Harris also notched an individual win, taking top honors with a 6-0 high jump. Glenwood’s Benson was third in the event with the same mark.Rifle’s Tyler Gose and Andrew Stone each had a pair of top-three finishes. Gose was second in the 300 hurdles (43.4 seconds) and third in the 110 hurdles (16.2). Stone showed well in the throwing events, with a second in the shot put (47-314) and a third in the discus (135-3). Along with his places in the jumps, Benson also took fourth in the 200 and was a member of the fifth-place 4×200 relay team with Joe Schiavone, Jake Greer and Justin Montover. GirlsRifle’s Elisabeth Strouse had the top performance among local athletes on the girls side. Strouse took top honors in the 3,200 with a time of 12:47.1, a second faster than the second-place finisher.Glenwood also had a solid showing in the 3,200, with Sharaya Selsor (13:25.9), Amanda Alberico (13:26.5) and Abbey Walters (13:46.5) scoring team points in fourth, fifth and sixth place, respectively. The three were also members, along with Morgan Vernie, of the Demons’ fourth-place 3,200 relay team.Rifle finished 10th as a team with 32.5 points. Glenwood was 12th.

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