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Devils burn rubber in Grand Junction

Andrew Harley

The guys finished the day in second place with 35 points – trailing first-place Gunnison by 10. The girls are in third with 41.25 points – trailing first-place Gunnison by five points.

Today is the final day of regional competition, and both boys and girls have legitimate chances to place well.

“We had to perform today to set ourselves up for placement (Saturday),” said Eagle Valley coach Jeff Shroll. “The guys have a good shot at winning the overall, and the girls can take second if everyone runs well.”

The boys who qualified for state on Friday include Alex Gamble – who qualified in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 2 inches, Ethan Vroman – who ran a personal best in the mile with a time of 4 minutes 48.77 seconds and the boys 3200-relay team.

The girls who qualified for state on Friday include Laura Sandoval – who had a season-best long jump of 15-3, and the girls 3200-relay team – which improved its best time by 45 seconds.

Kim Smith won the mile and broke her own school record with a time 5:19.73.

“We had a great day. Tomorrow’s (Saturday) even a bigger day, but I was very pleased with our efforts today,” Shroll said.

Andrew Harley can be contacted at 949-0555 ext. 608 or at aharley@vaildaily.com.


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