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Demon mountain bikers win races in Glenwood Springs

McManus wins second-straight varsity boys race

High school mountain bikers from Durango grabbed four of the top-five spots in the varsity boys race Saturday, along with three of the top-five spots in the varsity girls race at the Spring Valley Scramble in Glenwood Springs.

Emmett McManus won his second straight varsity boys race to lead Durango, crossing first in one hour, 12 minutes and 57 seconds. Tilia Clausen, meanwhile, led Durango in the varsity girls race with a second-place finish in 1:35:15.

Kai Lokey finished second (1:14:21), Dylan Timmerman finished fourth (1:17:43), and Cedar Bremner was fifth (1:19:22) in the boys races. Quentin DeLuca (eighth), Chase Groom (23rd) and Braden Harms (27th) also competed in the varsity boys race.

Riley Huston finished third (1:35:16) in the girls race, while Betty Holcomb crossed fifth (1:35:35). Rose Horning of Leadville won her second straight varsity race in 1:29:10.

In the junior varsity girls race, Ellie Shaw finished second for Durango, while Rowan Lott and Lilly Glidden placed third and ninth, respectively. Johan Souders finished eighth in the JV boys race.

Ryder Seitz (fourth) and Lena Karpel (eighth) also scored for Durango in the freshman boys and freshman girls races, respectively.

In the team race, Durango handily won the Division 1 title, followed by Salida, Montrose, Chatfield and Conifer.

Jake Sandau led Animas with a fourth-place finish in the JV boys race. Delyla Kroenung placed sixth in the freshman girls race, while Brayden Harms was 30th in the varsity boys race. Joseba Izaguirre and Oscar Bowsman finished 24th and 38th, respectively, in the sophomore boys race.

Animas finished ninth out of 19 teams in Division 3, which Leadville won. Grand Junction won the Division 2 title.

colivas@durangoherald.com



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