Torrington fourth, sixth at Wiseman Invite


TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School track and field teams hosted the annual Wiseman Invite on Friday afternoon, and the Lady Blazers came away with a fourth-place finish. The boys’ team placed sixth.

As a whole, Torrington didn’t record a win on the day in a meet dominated by Class 4A programs – Cheyenne East, Cheyenne Central and Laramie.

The Lady Blazers had a pair of runner-up finishes in field events.

Junior Allison Brummell finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 2 inches, while Sierra Allen pre-qualified for the state meet with a personal record throw of 113-6 in discus to place second. Allen beat out junior Reece Halley, who finished third, with a toss of 102-9, while Emma Johnson was ninth at 89-3.

Brummell also finished third in high jump, clearing 5-1 and third in long jump at 16-11.

Brummell was one of three Lady Blazers to place in long jump, as freshman Alyssa Wondercheck was seventh at 15-8 and sophomore Marissa Moorehouse was eighth at 15-6 1/2.

In pole vault, junior Mattie Jones was fifth with a personal record height of 9-3.

In the relay races, the Lady Blazers had a trio of teams place in the top five.

The sprint medley relay team of Hailey Boslau, Moorehouse, Sera Glass and Tyne Stokes fished third in 4 minutes, 27.8 seconds.

The 4x100 team of Boslau, Halley, Brummell and Wondercheck and the 4x400 team of Moorehouse, Stokes, Glass and Wondercheck both finished fifth in their respective races.

In the running events, Wondercheck led the Lady Blazers with an 11th-place finish in the 100-meter dash in 13.84 seconds, while Boslau finished 13th. Boslau also finished 10th in the 200-meter dash in 28.04 seconds.

In the 400-meter dash, Stokes finished seventh in 1:03.75, while Moorehouse was seventh in 1:04.43.

In the distance events, sophomore Amberly Froerer was fifth in the two-mile race in 14:13.24, while freshman Ada Merrigan was eighth in the 1,600-meter run in 5:57.03. In the 800-meter run, Glass was fourth in 2:26.76, while Merrigan was 13th in 2:45.97.

In hurdles, Halley was third in 17.62 seconds.

As a team, the Lady Blazers finished fourth – the highest finishing 3A school – with 77 points. Cheyenne Central won the team title with 144 points, while Cheyenne East was second with 121. Laramie was third with 97.33.

In the boys’ division, senior Cody Pierce paced the Blazers with a pair of top three finishes.

Pierce finished second in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.51 seconds and placed third in the 300-meter hurdles in 43 seconds.

Pierce also ran the second of four legs of the sprint medley relay, joining Jayden Schlagel, Weston Cronk and Aydan Loya in a fifth-place finish in 3:52.18.

In the other relays, Schlagel, Benjamin Fuller, Pierce and Brendon Flock placed sixth in 46 seconds during the 4x100 race, while the 4x400 team of Loya, Timothy Randolph, Bryant DeMott and Cronk capped off the day with a fifth-place finish in 3:49.35.

In the dashes, Flock was ninth in the 100-meter dash in 12.06, and Fuller placed 10th in 12.11. Fuller was 12th in the 200-meter dash in 24.94, while Randolph was 11th in the 400-meter dash in 55.17 seconds.

In the distance events, Cronk finished fourth in the 1,600-meter run in 4:52.1, while Loya was sixth in the 800-meter run in 2:09.53.

In the field events, senior Rave Rising finished fourth in discus at 126 feet, 3 inches, while sophomore Ryan Baker was ninth at 114-10. Senior Dylan Dreiling was 10th at 109-10.

In shot put, Dreiling set a personal record mark of 41-3 to place seventh. Freshman Tyler Bennick was 14th at 39-7 1/2.

In the jumping events, Fuller was fourth in long jump at 19-10, while DeMott was fourth in high jump at 5-10. DeMott also finished eighth in pole vault, clearing 10-9.

As a team, the Blazers scored 50.5 points to finish sixth. Cheyenne East won the team title with 159 points, while Cheyenne Central finished second in 130 points. Laramie was third with 106.

Torrington hosts to the 3A East Regional Meet on Friday and Saturday at Wiseman Field. Action gets underway at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

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