Moorehouse breaks THS long jump school record

THS boys second, girls third at WHS Invite

WHEATLAND – The Torrington High School boys’ team finished second and the girls’ team placed third at the large Wheatland High School Invite on Thursday.

The meet was originally scheduled for Friday but was moved up 24 hours due to cold, windy weather forecast as 24 teams converged on the Wheatland High School football field.

In all, Torrington won seven individual events.

The Lady Blazers won three events, including two by freshman Brooklyn Asmus.

Asmus won the 100-meter dash in 12.99 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 26.27 seconds. There were more than 100 other runners in both the girls’ 100- and 200-meter dashes.

The other win went to senior Marissa Moorehouse in long jump.

On her final attempt, Moorehouse broke the Torrington High School long jump record at 17 feet, 6 inches. She beat out teammate Alyssa Wondercheck, who finished second by only three inches.

Moorehouse also finished second in the 400-meter dash in 1 minute, 1.58 seconds, while freshman Trishell Pontarolo placed sixth in 1:04.67. Moorehouse also came home eighth in the 200-meter dash, while Wundercheck finished sixth in the 100-meter dash.

In the distance events, sophomore Callie Taylor placed fifth in 13:31.22, and Amberly Froerer was sixth in 14:03.21 in the 3,200-meter run.

In other field events, Moorehouse was fifth in the triple jump at 33-5, while Pontarolo was 10th at 32-1. In discus, sophomore Teryn Stokes finished fifth with a toss of 94 feet and fourth in shot put with a throw of 32.6.5.

As a team, the Lady Blazers finished third with 73 points. Thunder Basin won the team title with 96.25 points, while Laramie was second with 77.25 points.

In the boys’ division, senior Brendan Flock swept the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Flock topped the 100 in 11.08 seconds and the 200 in 22.63 seconds. Senior Benjamin Fuller finished fifth in both events. Fuller completed the 100 in 11.55 seconds and the 200 in 23.59 seconds.

Fuller also picked up the win in long jump with a leap of 20-10.5. Fuller also placed second in the 300 hurdles in 42.40 seconds. 

The other win of the day went to Aydan Loya in the 1,600-meter run. He completed the mile run in 4:41.11.

In the other distance events, junior Zab Munoz finished fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:09.62 and fourth in the 3,200-meter run in 11:00.2.

In field events, senior Bryant DeMott finished fifth in pole vault, clearing 10-6, while sophomore Barrett Eichenberger was eighth at 9-6. DeMott placed sixth in high jump at 5-8.

In the throwing events, junior Ty Bennick led the group of Torrington throwers. Bennick finished third in discus at 125-5, while senior Ryan Baker was fourth at 120-9. In shot put, Bennick was third at 49-7, and junior Trey Parriott finished just outside the top 10 in 11th at 39-7.

The Blazers finished a distant second with 89.25 points. Laramie won the team title with 150 points. Thunder Basin was third with 68.5 points.

Torrington track and field teams are back in action Friday, April 7 in Cheyenne at the Okie Blanchard Invite hosted by Cheyenne East High School. Field events are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. with running events slated to begin at 9:45 a.m.