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Pocatello, Idaho- Team CATC from Oakland, California, pulled out a dramatic win in the boys’ 4×200 meters relay with a time of 1:29.41 at the 32nd Simplot Games.
Carl Horsley, Derrick Henry, Darquis Rucker, and Noah Blue, the four seniors from Oakland, came back to revenge last year’s loss to Track E.C. by pulling out a thrilling victory at the end. Track E.C., from New Bern, North Carolina, led the whole time until the last 10 meters of the race.
“We were all juniors last year and lost to them,” said Rucker. “We needed to win it this year.”
It was an amazing way for the team, which has came to Simplot Games in hope of a championship for the past four years, to finally win in their last race at Simplot Games together.
“We came back to win it, and we did,” said Rucker.
Track E.C. finished with a time of 1:29.58. Third was YMCA Team Idaho, from Boise, with a time of 1:30.50.
More than 1,800 athletes came from across the U.S. and Canada to participate in the 32nd annual Simplot Games. Simplot Games remains the nation’s premier high school indoor track and field event. Sponsored by the J.R. Simplot Company since 1979, the Simplot Games are held at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho.
For more information on Simplot Games, please visit our website at www.simplotgames.com. You may also contact Rebecca Anderson at (208) 235-5604 or the media team at Simplot_Games@yahoo.com.
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