Palisade track teams finish second
Track and Field
Both Palisade teams finish second
The Palisade boys and girls teams each finished second at the Demon Invitational in Glenwood Springs on Saturday.
The host Demons won the boys title with 115 points, with Palisade second at 92 and Rifle third with 91. For the girls, Palisade trailed Glenwood 136-89.
In the boys meet, Palisade picked up wins from Chance Jackson in the high jump and Leo Gallegos in the discus.
The Bulldogs’ 1,600 relay team edged Rifle, which won the 3,200 relay and the Bears’ Brenden Wagler was a winner in the 1,600.
Grand Valley’s Benjamin Coleman won the triple jump, and teammate Zach Steinke won the long jump.
For the girls, Rifle’s Brittany Neuroth was a double winner in the shot put and discus. The Bears also won the 800 medley relay.
Palisade picked up four individual wins. Zeeda Nkana was a double winner in the 100 and 200, Greta Van Calcar won the 1,600 and Alexis Leonard tied for first in the high jump.
Pomona Invitational: The Fruita Monument girls placed fourth in a 31-team field at Jeffco Stadium. Grandview won the event with 77.2 points, with the Wildcats scoring 51.
Michaela Hoffman placed second in the 300 hurdles. Joelle LeFevre was third in the 100 and fourth in the 200, and Katie Werman was fifth in the 100 and sixth in the 200.
Chuck Bisbee finished second in the boys 3,200 and fifth in the 1,600 to account for all 13 of Fruita’s points.
Valor Christian defeats Wildcats
Maddie Thompson scored three goals to lead Valor Christian to a 5-1 nonleague win over Fruita Monument. The Eagles (6-2) led 3-0 at the half, but the Wildcats (5-3-1) got a goal from Shaylee Holt in the 47th minute.
Montrose 1, Glenwood Springs: The Indians scored a second-half goal to improve to 7-3. Glenwood Springs dropped to 7-2.
Steamboat Springs overpowers Wildcats
Mountain League leader Steamboat Springs, the lone unbeaten team in Class 4A, defeated Fruita Monument 16-5.
The Sailors (17-0, 7-0 ML) led Fruita (3-6, 2-4 ML) 8-2 at the half.
Campos, Mantlo place third in Denver
Carolena Campos at No. 1 singles and Morgen Mantlo at No. 2 singles placed third for Grand Junction at the eight-team Phil Krause Invitational in Denver. The Tigers added a fifth-place finish at No. 1 doubles from McKenna Brooks and Jordin Early.
Central 6, Montezuma-Cortez 1: The Warriors (6-0, 3-0 Southwestern League) swept the doubles and won two three-set matches.
Boys Swimming and Diving
Griffins breeze past Moffat County
District 51 claimed a dual win at Moffat County 172-72.
The Griffins won two relays: Carlos Matthews, Shane Habberkorn, Brock Curry won the 400-yard freestyle relay and Travis Newland, Levi Rajnowski, Tyler Sweet and Sam Jordan won the 200 freestyle relay.
Newland was a double winner, taking the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Matthews won the 100 freestyle, and Rajnowski won the 100 breaststroke. Trenton Leany won the one-meter diving competition.