Seagren lifts Fruita Monument back to state with solid performance

The Fruita Monument High School cross country team is headed back to state after taking third in the Class 5A Region 3 meet at the Adams County Fairgrounds on Thursday.

Woody Seagren placed eighth overall for the boys with a time of 16 minutes, 40 seconds, which was only 40 seconds behind the winner of the race. James Mauch and Keenan Widhammer placed 19th and 22nd, respectively. Tyler McDermott took 25th and John Kolb finished 26th.

The girls team took eighth, which was won by Boulder.

Lindsay Hyde and Jennifer Campbell, who placed 31st and 38th overall, both were in the top 15 runners outside of the qualifying teams and will join the boys at state.

Central’s girls and boys teams placed 10th and 12th in the 5A Region 2 Meet at the Denver Botanical Gardens.

Scotty Brennan led the boys with a time of 17:52 while Erik Newhouse came in at 19:34.

Cory Swim was the lead runner for the Central girls at 23:02 while Ashley Neely came in just over a half minute behind her.


Grand Junction used a solid defensive effort to beat Prairie View 1-0 in Henderson in its final game of the regular season.

The Tigers limited the Thunderhawks to only six shots in the game, four of which were stopped by goalkeeper Caleb Ealey. Grand Junction recorded 18 shots, although its only goal came from Tim Hofer in the first half.

The Tigers finished the regular season at 11-3-1 overall, 7-2-1 in the Southwestern League, and now await their playoff fate.

Fruita Monument beat Central 2-1 in overtime at Walker Field to earn a league victory, closing out the regular season.

Vicente Mora scored the game-winning goal in the 81st minute for the Wildcats, who trailed after the first half. Mason Alpert had the tying goal in the 47th minute.

Stevie Palma scored Central’s lone goal in the 40th minute.

Roberto Navarrete was in goal for Central, while Trevor Allen was in the net for Fruita Monument. Both saved seven shots.

Fruita Monument finished the regular season 2-11-1 overall, 1-8-1 SWL. Central finished 3-12 and 2-8 SWL.


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