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Springers show well at Regionals

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The members of the Glenwood Springers Track Club who qualified for regionals seemed to have peaked at the right time.

All four athletes who competed in Saturday’s action of the Region 10 Junior Olympic Championships scored personal-best marks in their respective events. Additionally, Katrina Selsor’s improvement earned her a trip for the National Junior Olympics.

“You can’t ask for much more,” Springer coach Blake Risner said. “All four kids had personal-best times, and in some cases by a great margin.

The kids should be extremely pleased with their performances.”

Katrina Selsor finished third in the midget (11-12 years) girls division of the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 39.08 seconds. The mark was 26 seconds better than her state qualifying time and the third-place finish qualifies her for the national meet later this month in Miami, Fla.

Katrina’s sister, Sharaya, also made a big jump in her time in the youth girls (13-14) 3,000, improving on her personal best by 36 seconds with a time of 11:42.31. Sharaya placed fourth in the event, missing a national qualification by one spot.

In the boys 800-meter run Jordan Chavez and Tory Garling both finished in ninth place and improved on their personal-best times in the event.

Chavez running in the bantam (9-10) division clocked in at 2:58.32, almost 3 seconds faster than his previous best. Garling posted a time of 2:22.32 in the youth division for a new personal best.

Chavez also ran in the prelims of the 400 meters on Saturday and, if he qualifies will compete in the finals today.

Also on the slate today is Rifle’s Justin Steffen in the young men’s (17-18) division of the 400 hurdles, and the Selsor sisters will both compete in the 1,500.

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