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Swanson, Nevin top boy and girl in annual GSMS fenceline run

Glenwood 7th grader Sophia Nevin races to the finish line during the annual fenceline run at Glenwood Springs Middle School Wednesday afternoon. (PROVIDED)

For the 18th straight year, Glenwood Springs Middle School held the annual All-Star Fenceline run Wednesday afternoon, this year under the direction of Glenwood track & field head coach Blake Risner.

In place of the mile run that was used to determine the aerobic endurance assessment test, former GSMS physical education teacher Frank Miller designed the fenceline run, which is a 60m run around the playing fields of GSMS, in 1996.

This year, eighth-grader Reid Swanson and seventh-grader Sophia Nevin won the boys and girls fenceline run. Swanson turned in a time of 1 minute, 48.1 seconds to win the boys’ race by seven seconds, while Nevin turned in a time 1:54.7, winning the girls’ race by nearly seven full seconds, as well.

Behind Nevin in the girls’ race was eighth-grader Sydney Reinhold, who clocked a time of 2:00.8, narrowly beating out seventh-grader Cate Simpson with a time of 2:01.5. Eighth-grader Emma Barsness placed fourth with a time of 2:02., while fellow eighth-graders Kenzie Winder (2:22.6) and Kenna Wilson (2:13.7) placed fifth and sixth behind Barsness.

Seventh-grader Tori Parrish turned in a seventh-place finish with a time of 2:16.5, while seventh-graders Jessie Spires (2:19.1), Monnica Meza (2:19.6) and Bailey Risner (2:20.2) rounded out the top 10 girls in the fenceline run.

In the boys’ race, eighth-grader Ethan Fergen finished behind Swanson in second place with a time of 1:55.4, while eighth-grader Brian Aguilar placed third with a time of 1:59.4. Eighth-grader Azuriah Ortiz turned in a time of 2:01.1 to place fourth, while fellow eighth-grader Thane Newton placed fifth with a time of 2:03.2. Eighth-grader Irvin Ayon placed sixth with a time of 2:03.5, narrowly missing the top five, while sixth-grader Erick Vazquez recorded a time of 2:05.2 in his first fenceline run to place seventh.

Eighth-grader Zack Cobb (2:05.8), sixth-grader Cameron Steen (2:06.9) and eighth-grader Abadiel Rosales (2:10.2) rounded out the top 10 boys in the annual fenceline run.