Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley run well at Glenwood invite
2. Emerson Betz, Eagle Valley, 18:16
8. Jason Macaluso, Battle Mountain, 18:41
10. Nick Thompson, Eagle Valley, 19:01
11. Jake Allen, Battle Mountain, 19:03
12. Wyatt Nelson, Battle Mountain, 19:06
14. Matthew Grewe, Eagle Valley, 19:11
17. David Buechel, Eagle Valley, 19:22
18. Bailey Scrivens, Eagle Valley, 19:25
19. Gage Nielsen, Eagle Valley, 19:27
21. Evan Fitzcharles, Battle Mountain, 19:45
22. Max Grimaldi, Battle Mountain, 19:46
24. Tony Hernandez, Eagle Valley, 19:57
25. Mason Mitchell, Battle Mountain, 19:58
26. Ari Dennis, Battle Mountain, 19:59
3. Hayley Diemar, Battle Mountain, 21:07
4. Berit Kirchner, Battle Mountain, 21:29
7. Josephne Trueblood, Battle Mountain, 21:58
12. Amalia Manning, Battle Mountain, 22:20
13. Hayley Bewster, Battle Mountain, 22:34
18. Samantha Lindal, Battle Mountain: 23:02
21. Carley Beckum, Eagle Valley, 23:17
23. Suerra Richter, Battle Mountain, 23:29
35. Lindsey Castillo, Eagle Valley, 24:56
37. Gabby Fuentes, Eagle Valley, 25:03.
44. Katie Smith, Eagle Valley, 25:28
51. Mackenzie Gale, Eagle Valley, 26:28
53. Gracie Mondragon, Eagle Valley, 26:50
59. Samantha Werner, Eagle Valley, 27:28
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — As the noted philosopher Timbuk 3 said during the mid-1980s, “The future’s so bright, i gotta wear shades.”
Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley sent its youngsters out on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Demon Invite in Glenwood Springs and the kids looked darn good.
Battle Mountain’s girls won because that’s what the Huskies ladies seem to be doing. In fairness to the youngsters, they did snap a one-meet losing streak for the varsity as the Huskies lost to 5A No. 1 Mountain Vista last weekend in Boulder — for shame.
Not to belabor the point, but the Huskies’ depth is scary. They won a meet with their junior varsity squad. On the other hand, this is what makes Battle Mountain cross-country so good year after year.
Eagle Valley’s squads finished second in both races on Thursday. The Devils’ young master Emerson Betz was the top local finisher at the Demon Invite.
With regionals on Thursday, Oct. 19, this is a common time of the season to rest the varsity runners. Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain are at Delta on Friday, Oct. 6. The Devils are also sending a contingent to Palisade on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, email@example.com and @cfreud.
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