Rohweder dominates the Demon |

Rohweder dominates the Demon

Post Independent/Kara K. Pearson

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Talk about wham-bam-thank you, ma’am.

All Eagle Valley’s Ashley Rohweder did Saturday at the Demon Invitational in Glenwood Springs was win the 100 meters, the 200 and the 400.

“Just another day in the park for Rohweder,” Devils coach Jeff Shroll joked. “I think the 400 was good just to help out her confidence in the 300 (hurdles), just to see where she’s at. She’s prequal(ified for state) in the 300. We just want to keep all the other schools in the region guessing what we might do with her.”

Yes, Rohweder is already set for the state meet in the 300 hurdles, but the secret is out on the other events. Rohweder won the 100 in 12.97 seconds, and the 400 in 1 minute, 2.18 seconds, both more than a half-second ahead of the competition. She was just about as dominant in the 200, posting a 27.03, a 0.48-second victory.

With just 16 athletes ” seven girls and nine boys ” due to spring break, the Devils’ girls (58.5 points) and boys (48) still finished fifth in their annual stop in Glenwood.

Amy Thompson took second in the shot put with a throw of 33 feet, 9 3/4 inches. Of note was that she finished behind Hotchkiss’ Stephanie Spor, also known as a prolific goal-scorer for Delta ” the Bulldogs do not field a soccer team ” to both the Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain soccer teams.

Kacey Bair (97-6 1/4) and Jackie Eberhard (95-11 1/4) finished second and third, respectively in the discus. Emily Kingston was fourth in the 100 (13.47) and sixth in the long jump. Bryonny Hiland took seventh in the long jump as well.

On the boys’ side, Mike Smith did his thing ” first in the long jump (21-2), second in the high jump (6-5), second in the 100 (11.45) and second in the 200 (23.41). Colt Nelson clocked a 2:10.95 in the 800, good for fourth. Ethan Smith captured fifth in the 110 hurdles in 18.07, and Colt Nelson broke 5 minutes in the mile to take seventh.

Eagle Valley hosts its home meet Saturday, with field events starting at 9 a.m., and the running at 9:30 a.m. But before that is a big meet Friday at Rifle.

“We’re excited for our meet, but the Rifle meet will be a test against our entire conference there,” Shroll said. “That’s going to be a good measuring stick to see how strong we are in this region.”

COLORADO SPRINGS ” Vail Christian track and field had a long wait for its opening meet, but the Saints are happy with what they saw after a late start to the season Saturday at the Glen Peterson Invitational.

Caleb Pearson broke his own record in the high jump, soaring 5 feet, 10 inches, which placed him eighth. Sophomore Jessica Linder took fourth in the mile, starting the season with a time of 5 minutes, 45.01 seconds, just 5 seconds off her personal best.

Lettie Fickling did post a personal record in the 1,600 meters with a 6:20.04. Sophomore Ryan Vlaar also had a nice varsity debut in the mile, clocking a 5:35.89.

“We’re real excited,” Saints coach Bob Isbell said. “If you look at Caleb, he had a good jump at 5-10, and probably had 6 feet or 6-2 at 5-10. Jess going out and running right near her personal best is a great thing. Lettie and Ryan also competed exceptionally well, so we’re really pleased all of that.”

Vail Christian heads to Gyspum Saturday for a pseudo-home meet at the Eagle Valley Invitational.

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