Blazers win Wheatland Invite; girls third


WHEATLAND – The Torrington High School boys’ track and field team topped the field at last Wednesday’s Wheatland Invite.

The Blazers scored 118 points, edging Rawlins and Laramie by a combined two points.

The Torrington boys came home with 21 medals, including three first-place finishes.

The throwing trio of Scotty Woodruff, Corbin Harris and Brandon Bennick did the most damage for the boys’ team.

Woodruff topped the shot put with a toss of 47 feet, 10 inches, while Harris was second at 45-2. Bennick was sixth.

In discus, Harris won the event with a throw of 129-9. Woodruff was second at 123-2 and Bennick was fourth.

Bryan Lemmon picked up the Blazers only other win, topping the field in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.47 seconds. Beau Bivens placed eighth in the race.

Torrington also had a trio of second-place finishes with Nick Sherbeyn (400-meter dash), Cody Piece (300-meter hurdles) and Pake Haun (800-meter run). In the 400-meter dash, Kevin Parish also finished sixth, while Bivens placed fifth in the 300-meter hurdles.

Pierce also finished third in pole vault, while the Blazers’ only relay team placed third in the 4x400.

In the distance events, Jacob Polkowske finished fourth in the 3,200-meter run, while Haun placed fifth in the 1,600-meter run. Polkowske placed sixth in the 1,600.

In the girls’ division, the Lady Blazers finished third, scoring 104 points. Douglas won the team title with 146.5 points, while Laramie was second with 134.

Nakalyn Garner and Reece Halley earned wins for the Lady Blazers in Wheatland.

Garner topped the pole vault event at a height of 8 feet, 9 inches, beating out teammate Onalise Albaugh, who cleared 7-9. Mattie Jones and Katie Wiford placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the event.

Albaugh also finished fourth in the 200-meter dash and sixth in the 100-meter dash.

Meanwhile, Halley won the 300-meter hurdles in 56.25 seconds. Helena McGaugh placed sixth in the event. Halley also finished third in discus and fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.

In the distance events, Sera Glass finished second in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 35.02 seconds while placing fourth in the 1,600-meter run.

Tyne Stokes also earned a second-place medal, finishing the 400-meter dash in 1:06.06.

The Lady Blazers also had the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams cross the line fourth.

In the jumping events, Allison Brummell placed fifth in the triple jump, while Hailey Boslau finished sixth in the long jump.

The Blazers travel to Mitchell, Neb. on Thursday, April 4. Field events are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

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