SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Torrington High School girls’ track and field team started off the season on a winning note on Friday at the Binfield Invite hosted by Scottsbluff High School.
The Lady Blazers scored 130 team points to win the title, edging North Platte, Nebraska by seven points. Scottsbluff was third with 101.
The Torrington girls won seven individual events en route to the team title.
Leading the way was junior Marissa Moorehouse with three wins.
Moorehouse swept the jumping events, winning triple jump with a leap of 34 feet, 7.75 inches and long jump at 15-11, beating out teammates Alyssa Wondercheck, who finished third at 15-8.5 and Olive Osmera, who finished 11th at 13-2.25.
Moorehouse also picked up the win in the 200-meter dash finals in 27.48 seconds, beating out Wondercheck who finished second in 27.95 seconds. Wondercheck also finished second in the 100-meter dash in 13.25 seconds.
Senior Tyne Stokes also picked up a pair of wins on the day, winning the 400-meter dash in 60.69 seconds and the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 29.01 seconds. In each race, Stokes beat out freshman Tiffany Krueger, who finished third in the 400 and fourth in the 800.
In the distance events, sophomore Ada Merrigan won the mile in 5:52.11, while junior Amberly Froerer was fourth in 6:06.87. Merrigan also finished second in the two-mile race in 12:24.27, finishing just ahead of Froerer, who crossed the finish line in third.
In the 100-meter hurdles, senior Reece Halley finished second in 18.09 seconds, while freshman Jaycee Hurley was fourth in 18.97.
In other field events, senior Emma Johnson was second in shot put at 34-3.5, while Sierra Allen was sixth at 29-11.25. Freshman Teryn Stokes won the junior varsity division of shot put at 31-11.25. In discus, Halley finished second with a toss of 106-11, while Allen was third at 106-7. In pole vault, senior Mattie Jones finished second, clearing 9 feet, while junior Gabrielle David was fifth at 7-6.
In the boys’ division, the Blazers picked up three individual wins.
Senior Aydan Loya, Weston Cronk and Benjamin Fuller picked up varsity wins for the Blazers on Friday.
Loya won the 800-meter run in 2:03.61, while freshman Tyler Nicolay was sixth in the event in 2:23.34. Loya also placed third in the 400-meter dash in 53.66 seconds.
In the distance events, Cronk won the 1,600-meter run in 4:56.34, while sophomore Zab Munoz was eighth in 5:37.79. Cronk was also third in the two-mile race in 10:47.3, while Munoz was seventh in 12:10.48.
The team’s lone field event win went to Fuller in long jump with a distance of 19-11. Freshman Evan Hellus was eighth at 17-10. Hellus was also third in the triple jump at 37-2.25, while junior Bryant DeMott was fourth at 36-5.25. DeMott also finished fourth in pole vault, clearing a height of 11-6, while freshman Barrett Eichenberger was seventh at 9 feet.
In the throwing events, sophomore Tyler Bennick was second in shot put at 45-2, while sophomore Brayden Frazier was seventh at 38-3. Junior Ryan Baker was 10th at 36-11. In the JV division, Trey Parriott won shot put at 40-11.5.
In discuss, Baker was second at 133-7, while Bennick was fifth at 119-3. Frazier placed 11th at 94-2.
In the 100-meter dash finals, junior Brendan Flock finished second in 11.39 seconds, while Dylan Packer was seventh in 12.02.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Fuller placed fourth in 45.81 seconds, while Eichenberger was 11th in 51.63.
The Blazers finished third with 77 points. North Platte won the team title with 127 points, while Scottsbluff was second with 91.
The Torrington track and field teams head to Wheatland on Friday. Action gets underway at 10 a.m.