THS boys fourth, girls fifth at state meet


CASPER – The Torrington High School boys’ track and field team ended the season with 61 points to finish fourth in the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships at Kelly Walsh High School over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the girls’ team finished fifth with 64 points.

Both teams brought home one individual state championship apiece.

Senior Allison Brummell capped off her career with a state title for the Lady Blazers in triple jump with a leap of 35 feet, 6 inches, beating out junior teammate Marissa Moorehouse who finished third at 33-10.5.

The lone win for the boys’ team went to junior Brendan Flock, who won the 200-meter dash finals on Saturday in 22.48 seconds.

It was one of four times Flock stood on the podium at state over the weekend.

He also finished second in the 100-meter dash in 11.09 seconds, fourth in the 400-meter dash, and Flock also ran the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay, along with Benjamin Fuller, Aydan Loya and Dylan Packard.

In other running events, Loya finished fourth in the 800-meter run in 1 minute, 59.33 seconds and placed fifth in the mile in 4:36.97. Senior Weston Cronk finished 16th in the 1,600-meter run. Cronk also placed 13th in the two-mile race. In hurdles, Fuller finished seventh in 42.35 seconds.

The sprint medley relay team of Bryant DeMott, Fuller, Loya and Packard placed second in 3:47.18, only four seconds behind Lander Valley.

In field events, DeMott cleared 11 feet in pole vault, finishing 10th, while Fuller was third in long jump at 20-4.5. In triple jump, freshman Evan Hellus was seventh at 40 feet, while sophomore Tyler Bennick medaled in discus with a throw of 128-8 to place seventh.

Bennick also finished ninth in shot put at 44-5.25, while sophomore Trey Parriott was 10th at 44-4.

Lander Valley won the team title with 98 points, while Mountain View was second with 88.5. Powell was third with 75.5 points.

In the girls’ division, besides Brummell’s win in triple jump, the Lady Blazers also had a pair of runner-up finishes as well.

The pole vault event was scheduled to take place first on Thursday afternoon, but because of the weather, it was moved to Friday morning. Despite that, senior Mattie Jones and the rest of the Class 3A pole vaulters still dealt with even more snow and cold on Friday. Jones vaulted her way to a second-place finish, clearing 9-6.

The 4x400 relay team of Jaycee Hurley, Tyne Stokes, Moorehouse and Alyssa Wondercheck finished second in the team’s final event of the weekend in 4:09.24.

In other relay action, the 4x800 team of Amberly Froerer, Tiffany Krueger, Ada Merrigan and Stokes finished sixth in 10:47.16, while the sprint medley relay team of Hurley, Olive Osmera, Wondercheck and Merrigan placed eighth in 4:53.37.

In the other running events, senior Stokes finished in the 400-meter dash in 1:02.51. She also placed 14th in the 800-meter run in 2:38.47.

In the distance events, Merrigan was 12th in the 1,600, while Krueger placed 17th. In the two-mile race, Merrigan was 15th and Froerer 17th.

In field events, Sierra Allen led a trio of Lady Blazers in shot put with a fourth-place finish with a throw of 34-10.25. Emma Johnson was ninth at 32-3.25, and Teryn Stokes was 14th at 29-11.75. In discus, senior Reece Halley was fourth at 115-1. Allen was sixth at 112-5, and Johnson came home 11th at 95-11.

Powell won the team title with 96 points. Mountain View was second with 90. Lander Valley was third with 76.5 points.

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