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Pocatello, Idaho-Three Simplot Games meet records fell over the course of two hours during a thrilling afternoon of track and field at Idaho State’s Holt Arena today.

Ashley Blake of Las Vegas, Nevada, started things off with a record throw in the girls’ shot put, breaking a mark that had stood for two decades. Little [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Daniel Bruton, a senior from Rexburg, and Alex Lawerence, a senior from Kuna, took home first place medals and led the pack of 16 Idaho athletes who medaled at the 2014 Simplot Games. Bruton’s mark of 6’7 in the high jump and Lawerence’s mark of 14’6 in the pole vault gave them first [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- During Saturday’s final events at Simplot Games, top high school track and field athletes from all over the nation competed for the top spots. Three meet records were broken, and among them was Sarah Feeny, a senior from Ogden, who broke a 14-year-old meet record in the girls 1600 meters with a time [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho – Makena Morley, a junior from Bigfork, Mont., won the Girls’ 3200-meter run at the 2014 Simplot Games with a time of 10:34.03.

A complete list of athletes to medal is below:

Girls 3200- Makena Morley, 11, Bigfork, Mont./1st Boys pole vault-  Brett Dringman, 12, Billings, Mont./3rd Boys high Jump- Coleman Hayes, 12, [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Ricky Faure, a senior from Rock Springs, Wyo., broke the meet record in the boys 1600 meters at the 2014 Simplot Games.  His time was 4:10.22. The previous meet record of 4:10.58 was set by Luke Puskedra, from Salt Lake City, in 2008.

Garret Lynch, a senior from Cody, Wyo., won boys shot put [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- After three days of intense competition, many Colorado athletes raced their way to the winner’s circle at Simplot Games.  Over 1,900 athletes participated in the Games this year, and all Colorado athletes represented the state well. Some great defining moments were:

Stephanie Bess of Aurora took first place in the girls’ pole vault, [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Cardinal Track Club senior Marisa Kwiatkowski of San Jose, Calif., leaped into first place in the girls’ triple jump at Simplot Games. Although she was happy with landing in first place, this champion always wants more.

“I am glad that I won, but I was hoping for a personal record,” said Kwiatkowski. “I [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- The girls’ 4×400-meter relay was a battle at Simplot Games, and Academy of Speed of California claimed first place in the war of athletic wills, sealing the winner’s circle with a time of 3:54.02. This was the girls’ first appearance at Simplot Games, and going home with a win made the traveling worth [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Alex Lawerence, a senior from Kuna, Idaho, won the boys’ pole vault at the 2014 Simplot Games with a mark of 14’6”.

Lawerence was glad to win, but was a little disappointed he didn’t break his personal record of 14’11”.

“I was feeling really good today, and was really excited to compete. [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Makena Morley, a junior from Bigfork, Mont., won the girls’ 3200-meter run at the 2014 Simplot Games with a time of 10:34.03.

After a “sketchy” drive from Montana to Pocatello over the snowy Lolo Pass, Morley turned heads in her 3200-meter run.

“I was hoping to break the record,” said Morley, “but [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- In a much anticipated boys 3200 meters, three athletes separated from the pack to chase the meet record. Cerake Geberakidane, a senior from Denver, won with a time of 9:01.13, just 0.51 seconds shy of the record that was set last year by Ben Saarel of Salt Lake City.

For the first [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Kevin McClanahan, a senior from Broomfield, Colo., won the boys’ 400-meter dash at the 2014 Simplot Games with a time of 48.91 seconds.

“That was the longest 48 seconds of my life,” exclaimed McClanahan, who sprinted for the whole race. “When you run that hard, for that long, you put all of your [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Alec Ambercrombie, McKay Christensen, Clay Lambourne, and Michael Bluth from Riverton, Utah, won the boys’ 4×400-meter relay at the 2014 Simplot Games with a time of 3:20.37.

“We had to wake up really early to get here, but we are glad we came,” said Bluth, a senior.

“This was a fantastic experience,” [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- In the boys 4×200 meters, Pure Speed Track Club ‘A’ Team takes first place with a time of 1:29.55. The team consisted of all seniors: Kossi Tchenawou, Jai’Shawn Thompson, Joel Thies, and Brandon Singleton.

Three of the four boys on the team competed in other sprinting event finals: Thompson placed first in the 200 [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Carly Smiedala, a sophomore from Helena, Mont., placed first in the girls 800 meters with a time 2:13.24.

“This was a personal record for me so it was great,” said Smiedala. “I came in prepared and confident and I think it paid off.”

Smiedala placed second last year in the 800 meters as [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- The boys’ 60-meter hurdles was an extremely exciting neck-and-neck race at Simplot Games, and Bayron Manual of Long Beach, Calif., clinched first place by a hair.  He finished the race at eight seconds flat, which was four-hundredths of a second off the fifth-ranked time in the nation.

“It was a really close race, [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Dior Hall, a senior from Denver, Colo., won the girls 60-meter hurdles at Simplot Games with a time of 8:20 seconds. Dior said she came back to Simplot Games to redeem herself from a ninth place finish in 2012.

“Two years ago, when I came here I did not perform like I [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- YMCA Team Idaho ‘B’ of Boise won the boys all Idaho 4×200 relay, and Trojan Track Club of Rigby was victorious on the girls’ side at the 2014 Simplot Games.

The All-Idaho 4×200 relays give Idaho relay teams a chance to shine in the spotlight during the meet held in their home [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Isaac Penner, a senior from Beaumont, Alberta, Canada won the boys’ 800-meter run at the 2014 Simplot Games with a time of 1:54.87.

This was a huge meet for Penner, and he wasn’t sure what to think about winning. “I guess I’m excited,” he said. “This is the biggest meet I have [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Jai’Shawn Thompson, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colo., won the boys 200 meters at the 2014 Simplot Games with the time of 22.01 seconds. Brandon Singleton, a senior from Aurora, placed second with the time 22.04 seconds.

Thompson came from behind on the last turn to pull out the win.

“I was so [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Cravon Gillespie, a senior from Pasadena, Calif., won the boys’ 60-meter dash at the 2014 Simplot Games with a time of 6.89 seconds. Gillespie is running for the Altadena, Calif., team.

He was already fast, but his coach had him work on his reaction time, “During the girl’s races I stayed focused and [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Nathaniel Moore, a senior from Fremont, Calif., placed first in the triple jump and second in the long jump at Simplot Games.

In the triple jump, Moore finished with a mark of 48’03,” this was 2’08.50” ahead of second place finisher, Marcell King, a senior from Boise, Idaho.

“I am just glad I [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Daniel Bruton, a senior from Rexburg, Idaho won the boys’ high jump at the 2014 Simplot Games with a jump of 6’7”.

Coming from Rexburg, Bruton is glad to have such a great meet so close to home. “At night I get to go home to my own bed and get a [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Sarah Feeny, a senior from Ogden, Utah, had her eye set on the girls 1600-meter record since she won the event last year. This year, Feeny set a new meet record with a time of 4:46.97, which is 4.68 seconds faster than the 14-year-old meet record.

“I knew what I needed to [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- The Fort Collins Track Club, from Fort Collins, Colo., made two trips to the Simplot Games victory stand, winning the girls sprint medley relay (4:04.61) and 4×200-meter relay (1:40.46).

The 1600-meter sprint medley relay—one 400-meter leg, two 200-meter legs, and a final 800-meter run—proved to be an intense race. The team’s anchor, [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Chyna Reis, of Denver, Colo., had a shining day in the sand at Simplot Games. Reis leaped her way into first place in the girls’ long jump with a distance of 20’3”, just two inches shy of the Simplot Games record. Reis is no stranger to the Games, with this meet being [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Ricky Faure, a senior from Rock Springs, Wyo., broke the meet record in the boys 1600 meters at the 2014 Simplot Games.  His time was 4:10.22. The previous meet record of 4:10.58 was set by Luke Puskedra, from Salt Lake City, in 2008.

“It is really exciting,” says Faure. “It has been [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Stamatia Scarvelis, a senior from Santa Barbara, Calif., broke the meet record at the 2014 Simplot Games with the mark of 53’08.25”. The previous meet record, 51’5.75”, was set in 1994 and was one of the event’s oldest records. Ashley Blake, a senior from Las Vegas, actually broke the record first with [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho-Gabriella Cantrell a senior from Oakland, Calif., won the girls’ 200-meter dash at the 2014 Simplot Games with a time of 23.77 seconds.

Cantrell won both the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. She completed a very busy weekend by anchoring her team’s third-place finish in the 4×200-meter relay.

After a very tight [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho-The team from New Image Training Group, of Los Angeles, wins the boys sprint medley relay at the 2014 Simplot Games. Isaiah Jewett, a junior, Brandon Hasson, a junior, Aaron Bloom, a junior, and Isaiah Marshall, a senior, ran a 3:35.67 to get the first place medal.

“We were confident, we made a [...]

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