Shorthanded Glenwood makes strong showing at Central Relays |

Shorthanded Glenwood makes strong showing at Central Relays

GRAND JUNCTION ” Despite being without a number of athletes competing in the Sweet 16 and Great Eight rounds of the 4A state basketball playoffs, the Glenwood Springs track and field team made a strong showing at Friday’s Grand Junction Central Relays.

The Demon boys finished third overall behind first-place Fruita Monument and second-place Central, while the girls took second behind Rifle. Rifle’s boys finished fourth.

Two Glenwood boys relay teams won events ” the 800-yard medley foursome of Michael Hudson, Greg Mills, Kurt Hartmann and Travis Whitman and a 4×400 group that included Hudson, Hartmann, Ryan Buchanan and Whitman.

Recording solid splits for the boys at the all-relay meet included Whitman (51.66-second 400 split and 20-foot-3-inch long jump), Kellen Fockler (4:48 mile split and 2:10 800 split) and Greg Orosz (47-foot shot put throw and 145-foot discus toss).

The Glenwood girls had six relay units win events (4×1600, Abbey Barnes, Melissa Buchanan, Brooklyn Fullenwider, Michelle Thrun; shuttle hurdles, Taylor Goodstein, Anna Gauldin, Madi Goodstein, Kristy Moore; 800 medley, Madi Goodstein, Taylor Goodstein, Moore, Allison Brown; 4×200, Jolie Dubois, Gauldin, Brown, Theresa Gabriel; 1600 medley, Thrun, Fullenwider, Buchanan, Barnes; 4×400, Taylor Goodstein, Fullenwider, Madi Goodstein, Dubois).

Top individual splits for the girls included Barnes’ 6:17 mile and 2:39 run in the 800. Gabriel covered 34 feet, 5 inches with a triple jump and 15 feet with a long jump and Dubois ran a 26.93 200 split and 1:03.74 400 split.

Next up for the Demons is a trip to the Saturday Delta Invitational.

RIFLE ” Rifle blanked Moffat County 1-0 in the Bears’ Saturday girls soccer opener.

Sandy Samson scored the lone goal of the afternoon and goalkeeper tandem Crystal Clemons and Jinna Harper combined on the shutout for Rifle, which travels to Delta on Tuesday.

PEACH VALLEY ” Coal Ridge’s baseball team did not play its first scheduled game of the season against Eagle Valley on Saturday, as the squad is still waiting on a number of athletes who play on the school’s state-bound basketball team.

Coach Steve Ryan said his team will be rescheduling the game. He added that Coal Ridge’s Tuesday baseball game at Rifle and Saturday’s home game against Cedaredge will also be rescheduled for later dates.

The Titan basketball team is heading to Colorado State University in Fort Collins for the Thursday-Saturday Class 3A state tournament.

PEACH VALLEY ” Basketball kept Coal Ridge’s girls soccer team from playing its Saturday season opener, too.

With much of their team in Colorado Springs for the basketball playoffs, the Titans rescheduled Saturday’s home game with Vail Christian for April 30.

Coal Ridge will now get its season going Thursday at Grand Valley.

GRAND JUNCTION ” Glenwood Springs’ boys swimmers took seventh at Saturday’s District 51 Relays at Orchard Mesa Community Pool in Grand Junction.

The Demons scored 64 points at the all-relay meet, which was won by Durango (258).

Sunday’s Glenwood Springs-Broomfield girls basketball story incorrectly referred to the game as taking part in the Sweet 16 round of the Class 4A state playoffs. The game took place in the Great Eight round.

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