Selsor, Whitmore earn Hershey state titles
LAKEWOOD – Katrina Selsor and Natalie Whitmore of the Glenwood Springers youth track club became state champions with first-place marks in the girls 13-14-year-old 1,600-meter and 11-12 200-meter runs, respectively, at the 2004 Colorado state Hershey track meet Saturday at Jeffco Stadium.Selsor, 13, ran the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 39.20 seconds and took second in the girls 800 meters in a personal-best time of 2:34.18.Whitmore, 12, buzzed to a lifetime best time of 29.23 in the 200, then set a second personal best, clocking in a 13.89 second-place mark in the girls 11-12 100 finals.Both runners could be in line to participate as members of the Region 5 team at the annual Hershey North American Final meet in Hershey, Pa., Aug. 5-8.That decision, according to Springers head coach Blake Risner, will not be determined until the mid-July.”The champions of the state meet have to wait for all the regional meets to be run,” Risner explained. “They compare times of all the regional state champions in their age groups and events, then announce who has been selected to the regional team.”Region 5 includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.Katrina Selsor’s older sister, Sharaya, 14, was second in the 1,600 and third in the 800. The 13-14 girls 4×100 relay team of Savannah Cochran, Meghan Moriarty, Meg Waibel and Melissa Buchanan took second in 59.97. Buchanan, an eighth-grader at Glenwood Springs Middle School, finished fourth in the 1,600.Melissa’s younger brother, Ryan, posted a 1:11.34 runner-up time in the 11-12 boys 400, and was also a member of the Springers 4×100 relay team with Garrett Brown, Kellin Casey and Kevin Hartmann, which took third place.Jordan Chavez nabbed fourth in the 9-10 boys 400 and sixth place in the 100 finals. Teammate Nico Seamonce finished sixth in the 400.McKenzie Kuhn had a fourth-place toss of 110 feet, 8 inches in the 11-12 girls softball throw. Kellin Fockler was seventh in the 13-14 boys 1,600 meters, and Theresa Gabriel finished eighth the in 13-14 girls long jump.McKenzie Kuhn had a fourth-place toss of 110 feet, 8 inches in the 11-12 girls softball throw. Kellin Fockler was seventh in the 13-14 boys 1,600 meters, and Theresa Gabriel finished eighth the in 13-14 girls long jump.
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