TORRINGTON — Several local track and field teams competed well in the 21st Annual Wiseman Invitational on Friday in Torrington, Wyo.
Gering, which was the only Nebraska school competing in the meet, fared especially well. The Bulldog girls claimed third place with 107 points and the boys earned a runner-up finish with a score of 136.
The Torrington girls placed fourth with 65.5 and the Trailblazer boys finished third with 105.5.
In the girls division, Gering received first-place finishes from Chelsea Wickard in the 300-meter low hurdles (46.1), Morgan Greene in the high jump (5-4) and Stephanie Coley in the discus (115-4). Wickard also placed third in the 100 high hurdles with a time of 16.18, while Greene landed a third-place finish in the triple jump with a jump of 33-4 ½. Coley finished in second place in the shot put with a throw of 38-3.
Avery Madden was the top Torrington girls’ performer, winning the long jump with a jump of 34-9.
The Gering boys won the 4x800 relay in a time of 8:32.66. Running for the Bulldogs in the event were Ryan Bustinza, Aaron Pierce, Kyle Peters and Darrin Gonzales.
Danny O’Boyle ran a regional best and school record time of 49.79 to win the 400. The senior also set a personal best in the 200 with a time of 22.74 to place fourth.
The Bulldogs’ 4x400 meter relay cruised to a first-place finish with a time of 3:25.74, more than eight seconds faster than Cheyenne East’s 3:33.85. O’Boyle anchored the event running with teammates Dillon Wademan, Ryan Schwartzkopf and Dillon DeMott.
In the field events for Gering, Zac Bibb won the high jump with a jump of 6-0. Bibb also placed second in the long jump with a mark of 20-0 ¼.
The Torrington boys received first-place finishes from Isaac Brown in the 200 (22.45), Caden Coffelt in the triple jump (41-3 ½) and Zack Lurz in the discus (156-6) and shot put (55-7). Lurz’s distance in the shot put leads all regional athletes. Additionally, Brown’s time in the 200 also leads all regional athletes.