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Springers track club preps for Jr. Olympics meet

The Glenwood Springers youth track club tuned up for this weekend’s Colorado Junior Olympics qualifying meet by setting good marks at Saturday’s Northern Colorado Running Foundation Invitational in Fort Collins.

Four Springers, paced by head coach Blake Risner’s 6-foot, 4-inch mark in the Men’s Masters High Jump, finished in first in various events.

Rifle residents Sharaya Selsor captured blue ribbons in the Youth (ages 13-14) Girls 1,500 and 3,000-meter runs. Selsor, 14, who will be a freshman at Rifle High School in the fall, ran a 5 minute, 20-second time in the 1,500. In the 3,000, Selsor posted a 11:32.54 mark.

Her younger sister, Katrina, 13, finished second in both races.

Natalie Whitmore, 12, earned the Springers’ final top time of the meet. Running in the Midget Girls 400-meter run, Whitmore clocked a season-best 1:08.16. She also earned fifth in 200 meter dash and sixth place in the 100.

Jordan Chavez and Greg Orosz were runners-up in the Bantam (ages 9-10) boys shot put and Youth Boys 100, respectively. Chavez, running in at 5:50.34, also took third place in the Bantam Boys 1,500.

Andy Wentzel, competing in the Youth Boys division was sixth in the long jump and finished the 1,500-meter run in 6:00.00.

Before heading to Aurora’s Legacy Stadium, located on the campus of Cherokee Trail High School on Saturday, the Springers are scheduled to compete in an all-comers meet at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction this afternoon.

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