THS track teams seventh, ninth at Buffalo


BUFFALO – The Torrington High School track and field teams made their way north to Buffalo for the Jerry Campbell Invite on Friday. The Lady Blazers finished seventh, while the boys’ team placed ninth.

In the girls’ division, junior Tyne Stokes paced the Lady Blazers with a second-place finish in the 300-meter dash.

Stokes’ time of 1 minute, 1.96 seconds was three seconds off the winning time of Tongue River’s Addie Pendergast.

In the distance events, freshman Ada Merrigan finished ninth in the 1,600-meter run in 5:57.82, while sophomore Amberly Froerer was 18th in 6:51.43.

In the dashes, junior Allison Brummell finished tied for 15th in 14.07 seconds, while sophomore Marissa Moorehouse was 16th in the 200-meter dash in 29.12 seconds.

In the hurdle events, junior Reece Halley finished 11th in 17.98 seconds in the 100 hurdles.

In the Lady Blazers’ only relay event of the evening, the 4x800 team of Froerer, Merrigan, Stokes and senior Sera Glass finished third in 10:47.61.

In field events, Brummell finished fourth in high jump at a height of 5 feet, 1 inch, while junior Mattie Jones cleared 8-9 in pole vault, finishing seventh.

In long jump, Moorehouse placed 11th in 15-1 and finished 10th in the triple jump at 31-5.

In the throwing events, junior Sierra Allen placed 18th in shot put with a toss of 29-7, while junior Emma Johnson was 20th at 29-1. In discus, Allen was sixth with a throw of 105-9, while Johnson was 23rd at 78-7 1/2.

As a team, the Lady Blazers finished seventh with 29 points. Sheridan won the team title with 153 points, while Thunder Basin was second with 136.

In the boys’ division, Cody Pierce placed in the top six in both hurdle events to lead the Blazers.

Pierce crossed the finish line in third in the 300-meter hurdles in 42.7 seconds, and the THS senior placed sixth in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.67 seconds.

Pierce also ran the first leg of the sprint medley relay, joining Timothy Randolph, Ayden Loya and Jayden Schlagel, in a fourth-place finish in 3:55.35.

In the distance events, Loya finished 11th in the 800-meter run in 2:10.84, finishing ahead of teammate Weston Cronk, who finished 12th in 2:11.74. Cronk also finished ninth in the 1,600-meter run in 4:54.39.

In field events, junior Bryant DeMott finished third in high jump at 5-10 and sixth in pole vault at 10-5.

In the throwing events, freshman Tyler Bennick tied for 15th with a toss of 39-6 1/2, while freshman Brayden Frazier was 28th and sophomore Ryan Baker placed 29th.

Baker also placed seventh in discus with a toss of 122-9, beating out senior teammate Rave Rising, who placed eighth at 118-8. Bennick finished 18th at 105-9.

The boys’ team scored 26 points to finish ninth. Sheridan dominated the team standings with 207 points. Thunder Basin was second with 90.5 points.

Torrington hosts the annual Wiseman Invite on Friday. Action is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m.

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