Fuller, Stoddard win indoor state titles

Courtesy Kirk Miller/For the Torrington Telegram Jordan Stoddard competes in the long jump at the Wyoming State Indoor Track and Field Championships in Gillette on Friday. The senior won the event with a jump of 18 feet 7.5 inches.

GILLETTE – Kyland Fuller and Jordan Stoddard paced the Torrington High School indoor track and field teams at the state meet Friday and Saturday, winning a pair of individual state titles.

Fuller set a personal record time of 2 minutes 01.11 seconds in the 800-meter dash, beating out teammate Aydan Loya, who finished seventh, by a full two seconds.

The only other individual win of the weekend went to Stoddard, who won long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 7.5 inches to win the event by seven inches.

Torrington also had several runner-up finishes, including a pair from sprinter Ryan Clapper.

Clapper finished second in the 200-meter dash in 22.63 seconds and 400-meter dash in 51.45 seconds. He beat out Brendan Flock who finished sixth in 23.28 seconds in the 200 and Fuller, who finished seventh, in 52.33 seconds in the 400.

Flock also finished seventh in the 55-meter dash in 6.81 seconds, while Bryant Demott placed fifth, clearing 6 feet in high jump.

Allison Brummell also finished runner-up in the girls’ triple jump with a leap of 35-6.75. She also finished eighth in high jump, clearing 4-10.

Tyne Stokes placed fifth in the 400-meter dash in 1:01.96 and just missed scoring team points with a ninth-place finish in the 800-meter run in 2:27.07.

In relay action, the boys’ 4x800 team of Weston Cronk, Fuller, Aydan Loya and Myles Wilson finished fourth in 8:43.76, while the girls’ 4x800 team of Amberly Froerer, Tiffany Krueger, Ada Merrigan and Stokes finished sixth in 10:31.66.

As a team, the boys finished fifth with 50.5 points. Sheridan High School won the team title with 139 points, while Cheyenne Central was second with 75. The Lady Blazers finished ninth with 25.33 points. Cheyenne Central won the team championship with 103.33 points, while Campbell County was second with 100.

Practice for the outdoor season began Monday, March 7, with the first allowable contest date set for March 17.

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