SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Torrington High School track and field teams opened the season at the 79th annual Wayne Binfield Invite on Saturday morning.
Only four teams showed up after the meet was pushed back a day due to the threat of storms on Friday afternoon.
When the final gun sounded, the Torrington boys won 20 medals, while the Lady Blazers brought home 21. Both teams placed third in the final team standings.
Combined, the teams won four events on the day.
Freshman Reece Halley led the Lady Blazers with victories in the 100-meter hurdles (18.44 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (54.04 seconds), while freshman Allison Brummell won the triple jump event with a distance of 33 feet, 9.75 inches.
On the boys’ team, sophomore Nick Sherbeyn won the 400-meter dash in 54.88 seconds, edging Lingle-Fort Laramie freshman Kyland Fuller.
Both teams finished third in the final team standings as Scottsbluff and North Platte, Neb. swept the top two spots in the standings.
In addition to the wins by Halley and Brummell, junior Onalise Albaugh placed second in the 200-meter dash finals in 29.45 seconds, while Brummell finished second in the long jump. The 4x400-meter relay team of Mattie Jones, Halley, Nakalyn Garner and Tyne Stokes also finished second.
Stokes also earned a pair of third-place finishes in the 400 and 800-meter runs. The 4x100 relay team of Hailey Boslau, Katie Wiford, Halley and Albaugh finished third, while Sierra Allen got third in discus. Albaugh cleared 8 feet in pole vault to come home third.
In the boys’ division, the Blazers had a number of second-place finishes on top of Sherbeyn’s victory.
The 4x100 relay team of Trace Floyd, Brett Posten, Sherbeyn and Jacob Wilhoit placed second in 47.04 seconds, while senior Pake Haun finished second in the 3,200-meter run, edging teammate Jacob Polkowske. Senior Bryan Lemmon also finished second in the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.46 seconds.
Lemmon also finished third in the 200-meter dash in 24.35 seconds, edging Posten, and third in the high jump at 6 feet. The 4x400 relay team of Sherbeyn, Cody Pierce, Kevin Parish and Polkowske finished third, while Pierce picked up a second third-place finish in the pole vault.
The Blazer season resumes Saturday in Wheatland.