Demon Boys Kick up Flames on the Track


Dalton Deter, Reporter

During the three days of the League Championship competition in Grand Junction, the boys Glenwood Springs Demon track team rose to the top, going from a lower place all the way to number one at the end of the meet.

Because of Prom, many had left the meet early; so when they announced that Glenwood Springs boys had won the meet there were few lefts to celebrate. In fact, only eight were left and the other teams were very confused.

During the meet, many athletes achieved first place finishes and personal records. Senior Henry Barth beat Gavin Hardin’s school record for the 3,200 meters, getting a solid time of 9:34.96. Hardin also got a school record in the 1,600 meters run with a time of 4:23.40.

“We went in there with confidence from a long season of hard work and took care of business,” said Hardin.

Overall, the team was doing well in the first two days of the meet, but they were not winning. That all changed on the third and final day of the meet when the Demons hit their stride and took the championship title.

The coaches and the athletes were all very proud of themselves and their fellow athletes after the meet. This will hopefully be an exciting preview into what happens at the upcoming state championship meet May 16-18 at Jefferson County Stadium.