Loya, Kosmicki lead THS runners at home meet

Blazers travel to Wyoming Indian High School for state

TORRINGTON – For the first time since the fall of 2018, the Torrington High School cross country teams hosted a meet.

Both the Blazers and Lady Blazers had strong showings at the 3A East Conference Championships on Thursday at the Cottonwood at Torrington Golf Course.

Leading the way in the boys’ division was senior Aydan Loya. His time of 17 minutes, 15.80 seconds was good for second place, 14 seconds behind race winner Jack Bishop of Worland.

Freshman Sully Wilson finished 14th in 18:26.70, while junior Myles Wilson was 15th in 18:34.80. Junior Zab Munoz placed 21st in 19:07.80, while freshman Cole Keller was 25th in 19:18.90. Freshmen duo of Ty Albaugh and Brody Harrison finished 50th and 51st, respectively.

As team, the Blazers finished third with 77 points. Worland High School won the team title with 27 after placing five runners in the top 10. Buffalo was second with 39 points.

In the girls’ division, freshman Kaycee Kosmicki led the Lady Blazers in 22:20.90. 

Sophomore Ada Merrigan finished 16th in 22:54.20, while junior Callie Taylor placed 17th in 22:56.70. Senior Amberly Froerer was 18th in 23:11.60. Freshman Elli Froerer was 28th in 24:11.50.

The Lady Blazers finished fourth with 84 points. Buffalo won the team title with 56, edging Rawlins, who was second with 59. Worland was third with 65.

The Torrington runners now turn their attention to the 3A State Championships on Saturday, and the event will be hosted by Wyoming Indian High School in Ethete. The 3A girls’ race fires off at 11 a.m. with the 3A boys’ race scheduled for 12:45 p.m.