44-year-old THS track record falls

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Torrington track teams fourth at Trojan Invite

CASPER – For the second time this season, Torrington senior Brendan Flock broke a school record.

Back at the season-opening meet in March, Flock broke the school’s 200-meter dash school record, and on Thursday, he added the 100-meter dash record to his name.

Flock topped the 100-meter dash field in 10.67 seconds. He broke THS coach Mark Sims’ record by .02 which was set in 1979.

“It was pretty awesome to see. He had a big day. He won that and the 400,” Sims said. “I was telling people if he gets a little wind here. He’s already really fast. I thought he had a good shot at it. He looked really good. He smoked everybody.”

It was the first of two victories on the day by Flock. He also won the 400-meter dash in 50.40 seconds. Flock has not been beaten yet this season in the 100 and 200.

Sims believes he can also own the 400 record before the end of his high school career, after being only two seconds off the record in Casper.

“He’s a good young man, and he’s come a long way from where he started. He works hard, and he is dedicated.”

Flock wasn’t the only Blazer to pick up two wins. Ty Bennick swept the throwing events, winning discus with a toss of 143 feet, 7 inches and shot put at 51-11.5.

Bennick’s discus through prequalified him for the state meet next month.

The only other win of the day for Torrington came in the 800-meter run, winning the event in 2 minutes, 8.16 seconds. Loya also placed third in the mile in 4:46.79.

Sims also praised senior Dylan Packard for prequalifying for state in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Casper meet Thursday.

“He had a big day,” Sims said. “We now have three guys prequalified in the 100.”

In field other events, senior Bryant DeMott placed in both high jump and pole vault. He finished fourth in high jump, clearing 5-8 and placed sixth in pole vault at 11-6.

As a team, the Blazers finished fourth with 72 points. Natrona County dominated the team title with 275.5 points, while Sheridan was second with 89.5.

In the girls’ division, the Lady Blazers also finished fourth with 61 points. Natrona County won the team title with 172 points, while Sheridan was second with 148.

The Lady Blazers were led by a pair of runner-up finishes.

Junior Alyssa Wundercheck placed second in long jump at 16-1,, while the 4x400 relay team finished second in 4:24.26.

Freshman Brookly Asmus came home third in the 100-meter dash in 12.73 seconds and fourth in the 400-meter dash in 1:02.41.

Meanwhile, the 4x100 relay team and the sprint medley relay team both finished third.

In the 300-meter hurdles, freshman Natalie Hawes placed fourth in 50.67 seconds.

In other field events, Marissa Moorehouse finished fourth in the long jump and triple jump, while Trishell Pontarolo placed seventh in the triple jump. Teryn Stokes led all Lady Blazer throwers with a fourth-place finish in shot put with a toss of 34-3.5.

“We are coming along. It’s really exciting,” Sims said. “If we stay the course and everyone stays healthy, we had a shot.”

Torrington will back in action on Friday, April 21 at the Twilight Invite in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.