THS track teams sweep 3A East Regional titles


NEWCASTLE – Both the Torrington High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams brought home 3A East Regional championships on Saturday afternoon from Newcastle.

The boys’ team picked up seven wins over the course of the weekend.

Junior Aydan Loya led the Blazers with two wins. His time of 2 minutes, 2.22 seconds won the 800-meter run. He won the 1,600-meter run in 4:45.06, while teammate and senior Weston Cronk was fourth in 4:53.26. Cronk also finished third in the 3,200-meter run in 10:48.52.

Junior Brendan Flock won the 200-meter dash in 22.79 seconds, while senior Dylan Packard was eighth in 24.41. Flock was second in the 100-meter dash in 11.23 seconds and was also second in the 400-meter dash in 50.35 seconds.

The sprint medley relay team of Bryant DeMott, Benjamin Fuller, Loya and Packard picked up a win in 3:46.05.

Fuller scored an individual win in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 5 inches. Fuller was also second in the 300-meter hurdles in 42.88 seconds.

The Torrington boys swept the throwing events. Sophomore Tyler Bennick’s throw of 46-7.75 won shot put, while sophomore Trey Parriott was fifth at 44-3. In discus, junior Ryan Baker won the event by 10 feet with a toss of 150-4, while Bennick was third at 135-4. Sophomore Brayden Frazier was 10th at 112-11.

In other field events, freshman Matthew Hellus was third in triple jump at 39-1.25, while DeMott was fourth in high jump clearing 5-10. DeMott also finished fifth at 11 feet in pole vault.

In relay action, the 4x400 team of Flock, Fuller, Packard and Loya finished second in 3:30.74, while the 4x800 team of Jorey Asmus, Barrett Eichenberger, Tyler Nicolay and Zabdiel Munoz finished sixth in 9:43.45. The 4x100 team of Asmus, DeMott, Hellus and Hayden Banzhaf also placed sixth in 49.26 seconds.

As a team, the Blazer boys scored 147 points to win the regional championship. Douglas was second with 125 points, while Buffalo was third with 115.5.

The girls’ team picked up four wins on the weekend.

Two of the wins came courtesy of senior Sierra Allen.

Allen swept the throwing events, winning shot put with a toss of 34-3. Senior Emma Johnson was third at 33-1, while freshman Teryn Stokes was sixth at 30-8. Allen also won discus with a throw of 109-9, beating senior teammate Reece Halley by two inches. Johnson was eighth at 93-8.

Junior Mattie Jones tied her season-best and school-record height of 10-1 in pole vault, winning the event by six inches, while Gabrielle David was ninth at 7-7.

The other win of the weekend went to the 4x400-meter relay team of Jaycee Hurley, Tyne Stokes, Marissa Moorehouse and Alyssa Wondercheck in 4:17.72.

Hurley also picked up a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash and was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, while Wondercheck was seventh in the 200. Moorehouse was second in the 400 in 1:01.18, while Tyne Stokes was third. Stokes was also fourth in the 800-meter run.

In the distance events, sophomore Ada Merrigan was fith in the 1,600-meter run in 5:39.89, while freshman Tiffany Krueger was seventh. In the two-mile race, Merrigan was sixth, while junior Amberly Froerer was eighth.

In relay action, the 4x100 team of Halley, Autumn Harris, Olive Osmera and David finished fourth, while the 4x800 team of Froerer, Krueger, Merrigan and Stokes finished second. The sprint medley relay team of Hurley, Osmera, Wondercheck and Merrigan placed third.

In other field events, Allison Brummell was second in high jump at 4-9, while Wondercheck was second in the long jump at 16-4.5. Moorehouse was third and Brummell fifth. Brummell was also second in triple jump at 33-10, while Moorehouse was fourth in 32-10.5.

As a team, the Lady Blazers scored 160 points, while Buffalo was second with 138.5 points. Rawlins was third with 118.

The Torrington track and field teams return to action Thursday through Saturday in Casper for the Wyoming 3A State Track and Field Championships hosted by Kelly Walsh High School.

Action gets underway at 3 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

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