GJ boys lead SWL meet after first day

The Grand Junction High School boys track and field team leads the Southwestern League meet at Cortez after Friday’s six events.

The meet resumes today.

The Tigers have 57 points, followed by Fruita Monument’s 34 and Durango’s 25.

Greg Eccher won the 3,200-meter run for Grand Junction in a time of 10 minutes, 14.4 seconds.

Also for the Tigers, freshman Chance Mims won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 10 inches and Colton Deters and DeShaun Harris placed first and second, respectively, in the discus.

Fruita Monument’s James Lewis won the long jump, going 20-9.

Durango leads the girls division after five events with 48 points. Grand Junction is second with 22, followed by Fruita Monument’s 18.

Sabrina Trujillo placed first for Grand Junction in the triple jump, going 34-10. Niki Hunt of Fruita Monument was second with a leap of 33-5.5.

Trinity Simmons of Grand Junction took third in the 3,200 run with a time of 13:09.2.


The Grand Gents, a high school rugby club comprised of athletes from Grand Junction and Aspen, became the first team from the Western Slope to compete in a state rugby final.

But PAC defeated the Grand Gents 27-7 on Wednesday at Infinity Park in Denver.

The Gents made their first finals appearance after making it to the semifinals last season.


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