Flock signs with Black Hills State

TORRINGTON – Brendan Flock knew from an early age he wanted to break the 100-meter dash school record.

On April 13, he accomplished the feat in 10.67 seconds, breaking a 44-year-old record which was set by his head coach Mark Sims.

“I’ve been telling my parents I was going to break that record since I was four, and when I finally did it, it was pretty special,” Flock said.

It was the second school record he broken this season after he broke the 200-meter dash record at the season-opening Binfield Invite on March 24 in 22.08 seconds.

“It’s been a great season so far,” Flock said. “I got those two records, and it’s matching up to a really good season.”

Flock has yet to be beaten in the 100 or the 200 yet this spring, and with only a handful of high school track meets left in his senior season, Flock announced his intentions to continue his track career and education at Black Hills State University.

“I have family moving up there,” Flock said. “I wanted to stick close with them. It was a pretty easy decision to go there.”

Plans to study environmental physical science.

Flock heads into the home stretch of his career, looking to defend his 200-meter state title from 2022. He is also looking to add a 100-meter dash state championship to his resume next month in Casper.

Flock has spent a lot of summer days running and lifting to accomplish what he has in only three outdoor track seasons.

“From pretty much here on, a lot of focus as practice and hopefully it turns out well,” Flock said.

Now, as his senior season winds down, Flock still has one more school record in his sights – the 400-meter dash.

“I want to break it. They think I can, but I don’t know. It’s pretty tough. The 400 is a tough race.”