TORRINGTON – After weather reworked the weekend’s track and field schedule around, Torrington, along with Southeast and Lingle-Fort Laramie schools, hosted the T-Town Qualifier on Friday morning and early afternoon ahead of the windy weekend forecast.
The Torrington boys’ track and field team edged the field of seven teams by only half a point, scoring 113.5 points, beating out the LFL Doggers who had 113 points. Pine Bluffs was third with 110.
The Blazer boys picked up five wins on the day, led by junior Aydan Loya with two.
Loya won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 5.22 seconds, as well as the 1,600-meter run in 4:49.88, beating out teammate Weston Cronk in both races. Cronk finished third in the 800 and fourth in the 1,600.
Senior Benjamin Fuller won long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 1.5 inches. Meanwhile junior Ryan Baker won discus with a toss of 144-4, leading a large group of Blazer throwers. Tyler Bennick finished fourth at 124-6, while Brayden Frazier was sixth at 112-4.
Junior Brendan Flock picked up the other win in the 100-meter dash in 11.19 seconds, while Dylan Packard was sixth and Fuller was eighth. Packard ended up fifth in the 200-meter dash in 24.47 seconds.
Fuller finished runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles in 45.61 seconds, while Barrett Eichenberger was fifth. Eichenberger was also fifth in the 110-meter hurdles. Bennick also picked up a runner-up finish in shot put at 45-10. Frazier was fifth, Trey Parriott was sixth and Brayden Hime seventh.
In the 400-meter dash, Jorey Asmus was sixth.
In the girls’ division, the Lady Blazers had five wins on the day to finish second in the final team standings with 115 points. Glenrock won the team title with 137.5 points, while Pine Bluffs was third with 91.
Marissa Moorehouse, Tyne Stokes, Ada Merrigan, Jaycee Hurley and Sierra Allen picked up wins for the Lady Blazers.
Moorehouse won the 400-meter dash in 1:03.65, while teammate Olive Osmera was eighth in 1:10.25. Stokes won the 800-meter run in 2:30.16.
The Lady Blazers swept the top three spots in the 1,600-meter run. Merrigan led the trio with a 5:57.87, while Tiffany Kruegger was second in 6:00.61. Amberly Froerer was third in 6:23.87.
In hurdles, Hurley won the 100 in 17.38 seconds and finished second in the 300 in 52.46 seconds.
In field events, Allen got the win in discus with a throw of 119-9, while Emma Johnson was sixth at 98-3. Allen and Johnson were also seventh and eighth, respectively, in shot put with throws of 31-3 and 30-11.5.
In other field events, Alyssa Wondercheck was second in long jump at 15-3.25, while Gabrielle David was fourth in pole vault at 7 feet.
In the dashes, Hurley was third in the 100 in 13.45 seconds, while Wondercheck was seventh in 14.02 seconds. Autumn Harris finished just outside the top eight with a ninth-place finish in 14.29 seconds. In the 200-meter dash, Wondercheck was fifth in 28.73 seconds to lead a trio of Lady Blazers. Osmera was sixth in 29.6 seconds, while Harris was seventh in 29.94 seconds.
Torrington is back in action at home for the annual Wiseman Invite on Friday. Field events begin at 12:30 p.m. with running events scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.