Briefs: Prep Roundup Sept. 06, 2009
• Wildcats run to top-10 finish at Poudre
If the Poudre Pre-State Invitational can give Fruita Monument High School’s cross country team any hint of how the state tournament might turn out, it has reason for excitement.
Missing a few runners because of the flu, the Wildcats’ boys team was still able to finish ninth out of 24 teams. The girls finished 14th out of 21 teams.
“We lost two to three girls to injury, had a few guys out with the flu,” Fruita Monument coach Herb Huskey said. “We had to bump some JV runners up, but in a few days we’ll be fine.”
Fruita Monument’s top runner, Woody Seagren, finished 21st overall in 17 minutes, 2 seconds. James Mauch was the other Wildcats runner in the top 50 as he came in 40th at 17:28. For the Fruita girls, Olivia Daniels led the way, finishing 45th at 21:38.
• Grand Junction and Palisade were both at the Delta Invitational, with the Tigers finishing second in the boys race and third in the girls.
The Tiger boys had two runners finish in the top 10, with Kevin Martin placing fifth in 17:17 and Wyatt Colloty seventh in 17:38.
The girls were led by Kelsey Slauson, who finished third in 20:38, and Margeaux Prinster’s 22:10, which was good for 13th.
“We have improved a lot from last year,” Grand Junction coach Clay Keithley said.
Palisade finished ninth, led by Kevin Martinez’s third-place finish in 17:07.
Auelicia Guzman finished 10th for the girls in 22:03.
After losing 1-0 to Heritage on Friday, Grand Junction took its own 1-0 victory Saturday over Legacy.
Brendan Ryan scored the game’s lone goal in the second half.
• Palisade took its first victory, shutting out Bayfield 4-0 in Bayfield.
Spencer Jackson’s score was the only goal in the first half. The Bulldogs (1-1) scored three times in the final 10 minutes, including two goals by Christopher Mauer.
Palisade’s defense was strong throughout, as goalkeeper Rosalio Orneles had seven saves.
• Grand Junction placed third in the Demon Invitational at Glenwood Springs.
After defeating Denver Christian on Friday, the Tigers downed West Grand on Saturday morning, but lost their final pool-play match to Steamboat Springs.
Grand Junction defeated Meeker 25-16, 25-17 in the third-place match.
Glenwood Springs defeated Steamboat Springs in the championship match.
• In the final day of the Regis Invitational, Fruita Monument opened with a 25-23, 7-25, 10-25, 22-25 loss to Cherokee Trail. The Wildcats turned in a better match in the afternoon, defeating Fort Lupton 25-17, 25-19, 25-18.