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Water Demons take second in Fruita; Glenwood wrestlers win tourney

The Glenwood Springs girls swimming and diving team put together some of its best performances of the season on Saturday at the Fruita Invitational swim meet.

Emily McDonald, Ali Schaiberger and the 400-yard free relay team all swam to first-place victories, while Jessica Betts dove to another and the Demons took second at the four-team meet.

McDonald won the 100-yard free in 56.42, slipping under the Class 4A state qualifying mark by almost two seconds and also under the 5A required time of 57 seconds.

Schaiberger took the 500 free title with a time of 5:52.32, while teammates Cori Barnes and Morgan Wyrick took third and fourth respectively in the same event.

The 400 free relay team of Sierra Grove, Anna Wiltse, McDonald and Schaiberger placed first with a time of 4:08.62.

Betts topped four other divers for a score of 184.10 to win the one-meter diving event. Demons Tess Kennedy and Kelly Lawson took third and fourth respectively.

Grove, McDonald, Schaiberger and Claire Noone made up Glenwood’s 200 medley relay team and finished second with a time of 2:04.90, one tenth of a second away from qualifying for state.

Fruita won the meet, 65 points ahead of the Demons, while Montezuma-Cortez took third and a squad made up of a mix of Palisade and Central swimmers placed fourth.

The Demon wrestling team took first place at the Eaglecrest dual team tournament this weekend, posting a 5-0 record against junior varsity squads.

Glenwood downed Mountain Vista JV 45-32, Eaglecrest JV 54-27, Fairview JV 75-6, Cherry Creek JV 42-38 and Pueblo South 52-22.

Freshman Tyler Thulson (103 pounds) wrestled to a 5-0 mark individually, as did juniors Blake Newby (125 pounds), Lance Tsosie (160 pounds) and Tyler Rossow (189 pounds) as well as sophomore Greg Orosz (285 pounds).

In the 130-pound weight class, Taylor Parsons won four matches while only losing one and Nick Croissant did the same in the 215-pound division. Kevin Campbell (171 pounds) took home three wins and two losses, while Greg Mills (112 pounds) and Vincent Tsosie (119 pounds) each won two matches.

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