Blazers win 3A East Regional title

Andrew Towne/Torrington Telegram Brendan Flock, center, competes at the Best in the West on May 2. Flock was named as the 3A East Male Athlete of the Year at this weekend’s regional track meet in Rawlins. He won the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes and ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay team.

Flock named 3A East Male Athlete of the Year

RAWLINS – The Torrington High School boys’ track and field team won the 3A East Regional championship on Saturday in Rawlins.

The Blazers were led by Brendan Flock, who scored four wins on the weekend.

Flock won the 100-meter dash in 10.99 seconds, the 200-meter dash in 21.5 seconds, the 400-meter dash in 50.02 seconds, and joined Benjamin Fuller, Landre Greiman and Dylan Packard on the 4x100 team which won in 44.33 seconds.

For his efforts all season, Flock was named the 3A East Athlete of the Year at the meet.

Flock wasn’t the only Blazer to win multiple events in the boys’ division.

Ty Bennick swept the throwing events, winning discus with a toss of 140 feet and shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 11 ¼ inches. Ryan Baker also finished second in discus at 136-3 ¼, while Trey Parriott was seventh. In shot put, Parriott was fourth and Brayden Frazier was fifth.

In other field events, Fuller won long jump with a leap of 21-3 ½, while Bryant DeMott was second in pole vault, clearing 11-9. DeMott was fifth in high jump at 5-6. Greiman was eighth in triple jump.

In addition to the win the 4x100 relay, the sprint medley relay team of Fuller, Landen Fuller, Aydan Loya and Packard was second in 3 minutes, 46.39 seconds. The 4x800 team of Jorey Asmus, Loya, Tyler Nicolay and Zab Munoz was fourth in 9:05.59. The 4x400 team of Asmus, Brady Dagen, Greiman and Landen Fuller was seventh in 3:56.63.

In hurdles, Benjamin Fuller won the 300-meter finals in 42.08 seconds.

In the distance events, Munoz was third in the two-mile in 11:05.54, while Loya won the 1,600 in 4:43.15. Munoz was eighth. Loya was also second in the 800-meter run in 2:00.26, and Munoz was ninth.

In the dashes, Flock was the lone qualifier for the finals in the 400, but Packard finished fifth in both the 100 and 200 in 11.68 and 23.26, respectively.

As a team, the Blazers scored 163 points, scoring 22 more points than second-place Buffalo.

In the girls’ division, the Lady Blazers picked two wins on the weekend.

Brooklyn Asmus won the 200-meter dash finials in 25.62 seconds. She also placed second in the 100 in 12.6 seconds. 

The other win went to the 4x400 relay team of Asmus, Marissa Moorehouse, Trishell Pontarolo and Alyssa Wondercheck.

None of the Lady Blazer relay teams finished no worse than third.

The 4x800 team of Amberly Froerer, Tiffany Krueger, Natalie Long and Callie Taylor placed second in 11:15.11, while the sprint medley team of Natalie Haws, Krueger, Pontarolo and Long, as well as the 4x100 team of Hawes, Julie LeNezet, Pontarolo and Wondercheck finished third in their respective races.

Hawes also placed in both hurdles races, finishing fifth in the 300 and sixth in the 100.

In the distance events, Froerer was seventh in the 3,200, while Taylor was eighth. Taylor was ninth in the 1,600-meter run, while Krueger was 10th. Krueger was seventh in the 800.

In the 400-meter dash, Moorehouse as third in 1:01.07. She recorded a pair of runner-up finishes in triple jump and long jump. Moorehouse had a jump of 34-2 ¼, while Pontarolo was third at 34-0 ½. Moorehosue leaped 17-3 in long jump, while Wondercheck was fifth at 16-8.

In the throwing events, Teryn Stokes was second in shot put at 34-4 ¼ and was fourth in discus   at 91-8 ½.

As a team, the Lady Blazers was third with 114 points. Buffalo won the title with 159.5 points, while Rawlins was second with 141.

Torrington heads to Casper for the 3A State Track and Field Championships Thursday through Saturday at Kelly Walsh High School. Action gets underway at 3 p.m. Thursday and continues at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.