Shipp and Severy pace AHS boys at Demon Invite
Jon Severy and Clay Shipp paced the Aspen High School boys track team to a sixth-place finish at the Glenwood Springs Demon Invitational Saturday.
Severy cruised to victory in the 1,600-meter run in 4:38.89 setting a new meet record. Severy also finished third in the 800 in 2:08.10.
Shipp finished second in both the 110-meter hurdles (16.24) and the 300 hurdles (41.76). He also finished third in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet.
Aspen’s 4×400 team finished sixth in 3:50.01
The Skiers finished the meet with 38 points.
Tournament host Glenwood Springs and Palisade tied for
the meet victory with 64 points. Delta finished third with 59 points.
Moffat County (50), Hotchkiss (49) and Steamboat Springs (42) finished in front of Aspen.
Senior Elizabeth Mitchell paced the AHS girls team, which finished ninth in the team standings with 19 points, with a second-place finish in the 3,200 in 12:46.20.
Junior Lacey Gaechter finished fifth in the triple jump at 31 feet, one-half inch.
Moffat County won the girls team title with 107 points – 35 points in front of second-place finisher Hotchkiss at 72 and 36 points in front of third-place finisher Palisade (71).
Glenwood Springs finished fourth at 69 while West Grand (43), Battle Mountain (26), Eagle Valley (26) and Rangely (26) finished in front of Aspen, which will travel to Grand Junction Saturday for the annual Tiger Invitational. Soccer Aspen stretched its unbeaten mark in Western Slope Conference play to 3-0 with a 7-2 rout over Olathe Saturday in Olathe.
Senior Ashley White scored the three goals in the win for the Skiers, who climbed the 3A polls to fifth late last week.
Ellen Falender, Lacee Patterson, Sara McFlynn and Kate Jensen also scored for Aspen, which hosts Colorado Rocky Mountain School Tuesday at the AHS soccer field.
The Skiers trail valley rival Basalt by one game in the league standings after the Longhorns defeated Battle Mountain 4-2 Saturday.
The Huskies were unbeaten before Saturday’s game.
Basalt, now 4-0 in the WSC standings, got goals from Michelle Kettler, Megan Macuan, Lilly Jensen and Shondia Hautzer for the win.
Basalt travels to Rifle Tuesday for a nonleague matchup with the 4A Bears.
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