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Grizzlies dominate home meet with perfect scores

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 11th, 2013

Valley Natives Kelly Lamb (78) and Lauren Martin (79) led the whole race on Saturday with Lamb claiming the victory. Photo by Eric R. Flores

Courier Sports Editor

ALAMOSA—What better way to pay homage to one of the most legendry head coaches in running history than to have the home team perfect score on both the men’s and women’s side at the meet that was named in his honor. The Adams State Grizzlies did just that by scoring 15 points on Saturday as the 20th Annual Joe I. Vigil Open, drew over 800 participants to Cattail’s Golf Course.

On the women’s side, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Runner of the Year, Kelly Lamb of Creede, took the individual crown. She finished the 5,000-meter course in 17:44.33 while Jenna Thurman took second in 17:59.95. Former Alamosa standout, Lauren Martin was the third through the line in 18:15.42. Alyssa Selve and Melissa Roberts were the final two scorers for the Grizzlies in fourth and fifth with times of 18:21.23 and 18:29.90, respectively.

Maura O’Brien was the sixth place finisher for Adams State in 18:32.13 while Gylany Crossman finished eighth in 18:47.67.

Other Adams State runners included Rachel Kresl (9th, 18:56.70), Kelsy Corbin (10th, 19:02.94), Jesse Brunnett (11th, 19:06.14), Tayler Warren (13th, 19:17.81), Kailie Hartman (25th, 19:55.19), Vivian Ochoa (35th, 20:40.85), Morgan Fitzgibbon (36th, 20:46.50), Karlee Smith (37th, 21:01.40), Carson Severson (43rd, 21:36.11), Camille Garcia (44th, 21:40.55) and Natalie Neece (53rd, 22:17.54).

For the complete article see the 09-11-2013 issue.

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