BURNS – Torrington’s annual Jim Wiseman Invite was held at Burns High School on Friday due to a known issue near the finish line that makes the local track unfit for competition.
The Blazers came away with three first-place finishes heading into this week’s 3A East Regional Track and Field Meet, to also be held in Burns, as both the Blazers and Lady Blazers finished fourth in the final team standings.
Senior Scotty Woodruff picked up two wins, while freshman Allison Brummell claimed the third.
Woodruff swept the throwing events, winning shot put with a toss of 52 feet, 5 inches while beating out junior teammate Corbin Harris with a throw of 141-8 in discus.
Harris also finished third in shot put with a throw 49-7. Brandon Bennick also medaled in the shot put, finishing sixth.
In other field events, senior Brett Posten finished sixth in long jump and seventh in pole vault.
Two of the Blazer relay teams placed in the top three.
The 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team of Posten, Nick Sherbeyn, Pierce and Pake Haun placed second in 3 minutes, 56.75 seconds, while the 4x100 team of Kevin Parish, Pierce, Posten and Jacob Wilhoit finished third in 47.27 seconds.
Sherbeyn also picked up a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter dash in 53.57 seconds, while Parish was 11th.
Haun grabbed up two additional medals in the distance events, finishing sixth in the 1,600-meter run in 5:15.70 and eighth in the 800-meter run.
In the 3,200-meter run, senior Jacob Polkowske finished fourth in 11:39.68.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Pierce finished fifth in 45.61 seconds, while Wilhoit placed seventh in the 200-meter dash in 25.92 seconds.
As a team, the Blazers finished fourth with 76 points. Cheyenne Central won the team title with 186 points, while Cheyenne East was second with 154.
In the girls’ division, Brummell earned the Lady Blazers only victory of the day with a leap of 33-10 ¼ in triple jump. She also finished third in the long jump and fourth in the high jump.
Brummell was the first leg of the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay who finished second in 4:37.07. Onalise Albaugh, Hailey Boslau and Sera Glass also ran legs of the relay, capping off the finish.
Albaugh earned another three top five finishes throughout the day, placing third in pole vault and the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 100-meter dash.
Freshman Reece Halley finished second in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.04 seconds while placing third in the discus with a toss of 117 feet. Halley also placed fifth in the 300-meter hurdles.
In the 400-meter dash, a trio of Lady Blazers placed in the top eight. Boslau led the way with a fourth-place finish 1:05.39, edging teammate Tyne Stokes who finished fifth. Katie Wiford came home seventh.
Glass placed fourth in both the 800-meter run and 1,600-meter run, while the 4x400-meter relay team ended the day with a fourth.
The Lady Blazers were fourth with 93 points. Cheyenne Central won the team title with 162.5 points. Cheyenne East was second with 143 points.
Both Blazer teams will return to Burns for the 3A East Regional Track and Field Meet on Friday and Saturday. Action begins at noon Friday and 9:30 a.m., Saturday.