DOUGLAS – The Torrington Trailblazers boys track team, aided by 21 top-eight finishes, took second at the 3A East Regional Invitational in Douglas over the weekend, while the Lady Blazers’ 17 top-eight finishes earned them third.
In a race separated by 0.05 seconds, the Blazers’ 3200-meter relay team of Aaron Borger, Matthew Garcia, Pake Haun and Cameron Juma took first with a time of 8:27.70 after a dive at the finish line from Garcia. Torrington also snagged first in the 1600-meter sprint medley, with Garcia, Borger, Bo Moorehouse and Bryan Lemmon taking the crown with a time of 3:45.36.
Rounding out the relays, Lemmon and Moorehouse linked up with Kevin Parish and Brett Posten for the 400-meter relay, picking up second with a time of 45.12. Garcia, Juma, Parish and Posten posted a time of 3:40.64 in the 1600-meter relay, earning third.
In addition to having a solid showing in the relays, Torrington’s throwers continued to impress. Nathaniel Woodruff won the shot put with a throw of 47 feet, 2.75 inches, narrowly edging the second-place finisher in Jacob Wamboldt (47 feet, 1 inch). Corbin Harris took third in the event with a throw of 46 feet, 11 inches. Harris paced Torrington in discus, taking fifth with a throw of 123 feet, 3 inches. Wamboldt snagged fifth in the event with a 121-foot, 7-inch effort.
Staying in the field events, Lemmon took second in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, while Casey Britton cleared 5 feet, 6 inches, earning seventh. Cade Schwartzkopf secured second in the pole vault, with a 12-foot effort. Quentin Meyer’s vault of 10 feet, 6 inches earned him seventh.
In the individual events on the track, Lemmon snagged the top spot in the 110-meter hurdles, posting a time of 15.86 seconds.
Haun performed well in the long-distance events. He took fourth in the two-mile with a time of 11:12.21 and snagged fifth in the mile, clocking a time of 5:08.23.
Moorehouse paired his portion of the first-place finish in the 1600-meter sprint medley with two individual top-eight finishes. He took fourth in the 400 with a time of 53.58 seconds and clocked a time of 24.16 seconds in the 200, earning sixth. Remaining in the shorter distances, Posten snagged fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.32 seconds.
Borger joined Moorehouse in the 400, picking up a seventh-place finish with a time of 54.28 seconds. He also snagged eighth in the 800, turning in a time of 2:08.74.
The Blazers amassed 122.5 points as a team, snagging second in the standings. They finished 0.5 points ahead of Worland’s 122 points. Buffalo picked up the top spot with 157.5 points.
Sera Glass had a solid day on the track for the Lady Blazers, finishing in the top-three in three individual events. She snagged the silver in both the 1600 (5:49.06) and the 3200 (12:47.89). In the 800, Glass’ time of 2:28.80 earned her third.
In the shorter distances, Latosha Wiford took fourth in the 200 with a time of 29.32 seconds. Her time of 1:04.82 in the 400 put her sixth. Onalise Albaugh joined Wiford in the 200, finishing eighth with a time of 53.21 seconds. Albaugh upped her placing in the 100, earning fourth with a time of 13.93 seconds.
HeLena McGaugh rounded out the individual placers on the track, finishing fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.84 seconds.
Torrington’s 400-meter relay team of Albaugh, McGaugh, Wiford and Samantha Hill had the best finish among the relays, finishing second with a time of 54.13 seconds. McGaugh was joined by Emily McGaugh, Katie Wiford and Adia Sherbeyn for the 1600-meter relay, finishing fourth with a time of 4:34.54.
Emily McGaugh, Wiford, Sherbeyn and Glass combined for the 3200-meter relay, posting a time of 11:39.97 to take fourth. In the 1600-meter sprint medley, Sherbeyn, Katie Wiford, Latosha Wiford and Hailey Boslau finished third, turning in a time of 4:46.09.
Nakalyn Garner picked up second in the pole vault after clearing 10 feet. Albaugh took fourth in the event (8 feet, 6 inches), while Katie Wiford (7 feet, 6 inches) took eighth.
Hill picked up a silver of her own in the triple jump, clearing 31 feet, 9.75 inches. Renee Cline also placed in the triple jump, securing seventh with a 30-foot, 2.5-inch effort.
The Lady Blazers compiled 89 team points to finish third, edging out Thermopolis (81) and Newcastle (80). Douglas won the girls team title with 156.5 points, followed by Buffalo’s 126 points.
Those that placed in the top-eight in individual events, as well as the top-four relays, earned a spot at the state track meet in Casper. The 3A State Invitational kicks off Thursday and wraps up Saturday.
Those that competed in Douglas but did not finish the top-eight include:
100-meter dash – 19, Dylan Waller, 12.88.
200 – 14, Nick Sherbeyn, 25.57; 26, Dylan Waller, 27.24.
400 – 9, Kevin Parish, 55.25; 10, Matthew Garcia, 55.63.
800 – 9, Cameron Juma, 2:08.78; 14, Pake Haun, 2:13.36; 16, Josh Posten, 2:15.92.
110-meter hurdles – 15, Thomas Heron, 21.66.
300-meter hurdles – 12, Quentin Meyer, 47.75; 14, Thomas Heron, 49.77.
Long Jump – 9, Brett Posten, 18-5; 15, Dylan Waller, 16-6.25; 16, Nick Sherbeyn, 15-9.75.
Triple Jump – 15, Nick Sherbeyn, 33-8.5.
Shot Put – 13, Brandon Bennick, 38-5.5.
Discus – 16, Brandon Bennick, 103-10.
200-meter dash – 10, Hailey Boslau, 30.80.
800 – 10, Adia Sherbeyn, 2:37.08.
100-meter hurdles – 9, HeLena McGaugh, 20.03; 11, Kailey Fitzsimmons, 20.89.
300-meter hurdles – 11, Kailey Fitzsimmons, 59.07.
Long Jump – 11, Samantha Hill, 14-3; 13, Renee Cline, 13-6; 14, Hailey Boslau, 13-5.25; 19, Emily McGaugh, 12-1.
Triple Jump – 10, Hailey Boslau, 29-2; 13, Emily McGaugh, 26-8.
Shot Put – 11, Michaela Moorehouse, 27-4.75; 12, Chloe Krick, 27-4.5.
Discus – 9, Chloe Krick, 84-2; 10, Michaela Moorehouse, 78-2.