Lady Blazers tied for second at 3A East Regionals

TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School girls’ track and field team finished tied for second over the weekend in the 3A East Regional Track and Field Championships at Wiseman Field.

As a team, the Lady Blazers qualified 12 athletes in 22 events, along with four relay teams.

During the two-day regional meet, the Torrington girls picked up three wins.

Junior Allison Brummell scored the lone individual win, jumping 36 feet, 9 inches in triple jump to win the event. The distance was also a personal record.

The other two victories went to the 4x400 and the sprint medley relay teams.

The sprint medley relay team of Marrissa Moorehouse, Hailey Boslau, Tyne Stokes and Sera Glass won in 4 minutes, 23.14 seconds, while the 4x400 team, comprising of the same four individuals won in 4:11.45. In the only other relay race the Lady Blazers ran, the 4x800 team of Gabrielle David, Amberly Froerer, Ada Merrigan and Mattie Jones finished fourth in 12:16.58.

In other field events, Jones placed second in pole vault, clearing 9-3, while David was seventh at 7-9, a personal record.

In long jump, the Lady Blazers qualified a trio of jumpers for state. Brummell finished third at 16-4, while Moorehouse was fourth at 15-11 and Alyssa Wondercheck was sixth at 15-2.

The Lady Blazer throwers qualified two in each event with Sierra Allen throwing 31-11 in shot put, while Emma Johnson was eighth at 30-3 1/2. In discus, Allen topped a trio of throwers at 105-8, while Reece Halley’s toss of 91-2 was good for seventh. Johnson finished 10th at 85-11.

In the distance events, freshman Ada Merrigan qualified for both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs.

She finished sixth in the mile in 5:42.19 and placed eighth in the two mile in 12:43.7.

In the middle-distance events, Stokes and Glass qualified for the 400-dash and 800-meter run.

Stokes came home fourth in the 400 in 1:00.7, while Glass was sixth in 1:01.99. In the 800, Glass finished third in 2:22, setting a new THS school record. Stokes was seventh in 2:26.52.

In the dashes, Wondercheck placed fifth in the 100-meters in 13.59 seconds, while Boslau finished third in the 200-meters in 26.84 seconds. Moorehouse was sixth in 27.42, while Wondercheck was eighth in 28.25.

As a team, the Lady Blazers finished tied for second with Douglas with 105 points. Buffalo won the team title with 142.5 points.

In the boys’ division, the Blazers picked up a pair of third-place finishes – the highest placings of the weekend.

In long jump, junior Benjamin Fuller placed third with a leap of 19-4 1/2, while the 4x800-meter relay team of Weston Cronk, Aydan Loya, Timothy Randolph and Jayden Schlagel were third in 8:56.72.

In the other field events, junior Bryant DeMott cleared 10-11 to place fifth in pole vault and 5-8 in high jump to finish seventh.

In the throwing events, senior Dylan Dreiling finished sixth in shot put at 42-8 1/2, while Tyler Bennick was seventh at 41-9.

In discus, sophomore Ryan Baker was the lone state qualifier, finishing eighth at 116-9. Dreiling finished ninth at 116-4.

In relay action, the 4x100 team of Schlagel, Brendan Flock, Fuller and Cody Pierce finished fourth in 46.92 seconds, while the 4x400 team of DeMott, Randolph, Loya and Fuller finished fifth in 3:41.1. The sprint medley relay team of Schlagel, Pierce, Randolph and Loya came home sixth in 3:56.93.

Pierce also qualified for state in both hurdle races, finishing fifth in the 110 hurdles in 17.83 seconds, while placing fourth in the 300-meter hurdles in 42.16 seconds.

In the distance events, junior Weston Cronk finished fifth in the two-mile run in 10:46.8. He also placed sixth in the mile in 4:50.21.

In the 800-meter run, Loya finished fifth in 2:02.83, while Cronk was eighth in 2;06.44.

In the 100-meter dash, Flock finished sixth, qualifying for state, in a time of 11.9 seconds.

As team, the Blazers qualified 10 athletes in 14 events and two relay teams.

The Torrington boys finished seventh with 60 points. Rawlins won the team title with 149 points, edging Douglas, who placed second with 143 points. Buffalo was third with 106.

Action gets underway at the 3A State Track and Field Championships on Thursday at 3 p.m. with the 3,200-meter run at Kelly Walsh High School in Casper. Action resumes Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m.



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