Lady Blazers 2nd at Twilight Invite

Torrington picks up 13 wins at Scottsbluff meet

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Torrington High School track and field team had to wait an extra 24 hours to take part in the annual Western Nebraska Twilight Invite.

The meet featured only four teams – Torrington, Alliance, Nebraska, Gering, Nebraska and Scottsbluff. The Lady Blazers came away with a second-place finish, while the boys’ team finished the day third.

As a whole, Torrington won 13 individual events.

Of the 13 wins, seven of them came in the girls’ division.

Marissa Moorehouse won two events, while Alyssa Wondercheck, Brooklyn Asmus, Callie Taylor, the 4x100 and 4x800 relay teams scored wins.

Moorehouse won triple jump at 35 feet, 3.25 inches, beating out teammate Trishell Pontarolo, who finished second at 31-9.5. Moorehouse also won the 400-meter dash in 1 minute, 0.5 seconds. Pontarolo finished fourth in 1:06.73. 

Meanwhile, Wondercheck won long jump at 16-10.75, while Moorehouse was second at 16-2.25. Le Nezet was fifth at 14-10.

In the other dashes, Asmus won the 200-meter dash in 26.30 seconds, while Wondercheck was second in the 100-meter has in 13.25 seconds. Julie Le Nezet was fifth in 13.71.

In the distance events, Taylor won the 3,200-meter run in 13:19.85, while Amberly Froerer was second in the 1,600-meter run 6:19.44.

The other wins went to the two relay teams. The 4x100 team of Natalie Hawes, Le Nezet, Pontarolo and Wondercheck won in 51.7 seconds, while the 4x800 team of Froerer, Taylor, Callie Taylor and Natalie Long won in 11:02.45.

Long also placed fourth in the pole vault, clearing 7-9 and in the 800-meter run in 2:38.38. Krueger finished fifth in the 800 in 2:44.

In hurdles, Hawes placed runner-up in both the 100 and 300 hurdle races.

As a team, the Lady Blazers scored 263 points. Scottsbluff won the team title with 332.5 points.

In the boys’ division, the Blazers picked up six wins on the day.

Benjamin Fuller won two events, while Ryan Baker, Tyler Bennick, Aydan Loya and Brendan Flock also scored wins.

Fuller won the 300-meter hurdles in 43.11 seconds while also picking up a win in long jump at 20-5.

Torrington swept the throwing events with Bennick winning shot put with a toss of 49-1.75, while Baker won discus at 137-11.

In shot put, Brayden Frazier finished fourth at 41-2.5, while Trey Parriott was fifth. Brayden Hime placed nineth. In discus, Bennick was fourth at 115-2, while Parriott was sixth and Frazier eighth.

In other field events Bryant DeMott finished third in high jump, clearing 5-7 and pole vault at a height of 10-9.

Flock won the 400-meter dash in 50.46 seconds, while Loya won the 800-meter run in 1:59.63. Jorey Asmus finished fifth, and Tyler Nicolay was sixth in the 800.

In the distance events, Zab Munoz was third in the two-mile race in 11:00.27.

The Blazer boys finished second in the 4x100 relay in 45.77 seconds with the team of DeMott, Fuller, Flock and Landre Greiman.

As a team, the Blazers placed third with 231 points. Scottsbluff won the team title with 343 points, while Gering was second with 278.

Torrington is back in action on Friday, April 28. They host the T-Town Qualifier at Wiseman Field. Field events begin at 9 a.m. with the track events starting at 10:30 a.m.