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Traveling halfway across the country on your own, as a junior in high school, isn’t ideal. But Tony Brown from Beaumont, TX, knew he had to come to Idaho to set a meet record. And that he did, breaking the Simplot Games 60-meter hurdles meet record with the time 7.76 seconds.
Brown’s time of 7.76 [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho- Summer Harper, a senior from Orem, Utah, claimed the championship spot in the 3200 meter run at this year’s Simplot Games.
Harper actually ran a slower time than last year, when she placed third in this event. She said she got too comfortable with her pace and then had to pick it up. [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho-Riverton Track Club from Utah took the 4×400-meter-relay title at the 2013 Simplot Games. With a time of 3:23.18, they were able to best the second place team, Newburgh Elite Track Club from New York, who beat them at last years’ Games.
The juniors-only team includes Brandon Walker, Nikita Mangeris, Clay Lambourne and Michael [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho-Leighton Blanchard, a senior from Cody Track Club, is the 2013 Simplot Games boys’ pole vault champion. It is also his birthday.
“It’s a big birthday present,” said the senior who turns 18 today. “I kind of thought, ‘How cool would it be to get a medal for my birthday?’”
For Blanchard, who had [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho-It was a good day to be a Utahn Saturday at the 2013 Simplot Games, held at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena.
Senior Ben Saarel of Salt Lake City smashed the Simplot Games record in the 3200 meters. He turned in a time of 9:00.62, nearly 10 seconds faster than the record set just [...]Continue Reading →
This year’s Simplot Games celebrated 35 years of great competition and memorable moments. And the Games knows how to celebrate in style, complete with a fantastic Simplot Games Ceremonies and Parade of Athletes that included fireworks, top Olympian guests, and glow-in-the-dark wrist bands.
Plus the competition at this year’s Games did not disappoint with Tony [...]Continue Reading →
Wyoming’s Ben Mancuso, a senior from Lovell, won the 2013 Simplot Games high jump with a leap of 6’7”. Rexburg, Idaho, junior Daniel Bruton cleared the same height, but Mancuso prevailed based on fewer misses.
“My form could have been better, but I tried to stay relaxed,” Mancuso said. “I pictured my approach in [...]Continue Reading →
Leading a strong field from start to finish, Josh Wallin, a senior with Team YMCA Idaho, won the 400 meters at the 2013 Simplot Games.
Wallin’s strategy for the two-lap race was simple, he said: “Win the first lap, and then hold on.”
With a clean start, Wallin led the first lap, hit [...]Continue Reading →
Colorado athletes placed in 20 out of 30 events at the 2013 Simplot Games. Athletes from all over Colorado showed their depth once again by placing first in several events on the track and in the field events.
Alexander Mead, a senior from Aurora, led the way by winning the boys’ 200 meters for [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho- Over 2,000 high school athletes competed in this year’s Simplot Games, the nation’s premier high school track and field event. Montana’s athletes showed they could compete with the nation’s best.
Gabriel Linabary, a junior from Bozeman, placed second in the boys’ long jump with a mark of 22’10.50”. Linabary had the best American [...]Continue Reading →
Beating a meet record by 10 seconds is something you don’t see everyday, but Ben Saarel did it today at the 2013 Simplot Games.
Ben Saarel, a senior from Salt Lake, Utah, set the Simplot Games meet record with a time of 9:00.62. He ran the last two laps in 55.2 seconds (final lap [...]Continue Reading →
Shea Martinez, a senior from Davis, Utah, wins the girls’ 800 meters at the 2013 Simplot Games with a time of 2:09.18, which is the U.S. #1 time this year.
“It’s really cool to win,” said Martinez. “I put in so much work. Last year I place 4th but my time wasn’t the best. [...]Continue Reading →
Sarah Feeny, a junior from Ogden, Utah, placed first in girls’ 1600 meters, with a time of 4:5.26, at the 2013 Simplot Games.
At last year’s Simplot Games, Feeny placed second in the 3200 meters, but this year she chose to run the 1600 meters.
“It’s my favorite event, and I thought I’d have [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho- Wyoming athletes bring home three top place finishes in the 35th Simplot Games on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
Ricky Faure, a junior from Rock Springs, won the boys’ 1600 meters with a time of 4:20.22. Faure led through the first two laps but then fell back into 3rd place.
“As the [...]Continue Reading →
Event 10 Women 800 Meter Run ‑ Class FR: 2:06.48 2004 Devon Williams, Towson, MD Class SO: 2:02.64 1974 Mary Decker, Orange, CA Class JR: 2:04.96 2007 Chanelle Price, Easton, PA Class SR: 2:04.13 2012 Ajee Wilson, Neptune, NJ Meet Rec: 2:07.00 2005 Heidi Howle, Orem, UT National: 2:01.80 [...]Continue Reading →
Sophomore Elijah Armstrong, of Pocatello, led a parade of Idaho athletes with strong performance at the 35th annual Simplot Games. Several athletes look to place in Saturday’s finals.
Top athletes that qualified for Idaho include:
• Elijah Armstrong, a sophomore, from Pocatello, led the Idaho pack in the boys’ 3200 meters with a time [...]
Pocatello, Idaho- Colorado athletes showed their depth as they qualified in 26 of 30 events for Saturday’s finals at Simplot Games.
Top Colorado athletes who qualified:
• Alexander Mead, a senior from Aurora had the fastest time in the boys’ 200 meters with a time of 22.42.
• The Ric Rojas Running ‘A’ [...]
Pocatello, Idaho-Saturday will be a busy day for Utah’s prep track and field athletes at the 35th annual Simplot Games. Utah athletes qualified to compete in 22 of the 30 final events at the nation’s premier high school track and field meet.
As at past Simplot Games, Utah will be well represented in the distance [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho – Thirty-five years ago Simplot Games was a small, regional meet with 600 athletes from six Western states. Today, participation includes approximately 1,900 high school athletes from all over the United States and Canada. Utah will offer a strong field of athletes for the 35th annual Simplot Games, which will be held Feb. [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho- The success of Simplot Games is a direct result of the many loyal volunteers who have donated their time and expertise year after year. For their years of loyalty and dedication, the Simplot Games Board of Governors and Molinelli’s Jewelers are proud to recognize three distinguished volunteers and present them with a special [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho- As the countdown begins for the 35th annual Simplot Games, held February 14-16, it’s important to look back at what started it all. In 1979, 600 athletes from six states huddled inside Idaho State University’s Holt Arena to begin the first Simplot Games track meet. Thirty-five years later, the number of athletes has [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho- The 1972 Olympics birthed an overnight star in a17-year-old gymnast from the Soviet Union, Olga Korbut. She entered the Olympics as a relative unknown, but left as a legend, having captured hearts around the world while winning three gold medals and a silver. Since then Korbut won two more medals (gold and silver) [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho- In 1978, Simplot Games was a small, regional meet with 600 athletes from six, Western states. Today, thirty-five years later, participation includes approximately 2,000 athletes from all over the United States and Canada. Here is a handful of some of the best Simplot Games has to offer in 2013.
Hannah [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho-As a sixth-grader, Elijah Armstrong was entered in a middle school race by his dad. He was told that if he won, he would get a new pair of shoes. Like most other boys, he wanted the shoes. So he ran, and he won. Unlike most other boys, though, his races are now written [...]Continue Reading →
Pocatello, Idaho-Several Olympians will attend the 35th annual Simplot Games. Here are their thoughts about the premier high school track and field meet, which is Feb. 14-16 at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena.
1988 Gold Medalist in 400-meter hurdles; National Track and Field Hall of Fame
What sets Simplot [...]Continue Reading →
Carol Lish dedicated thirty years of work to Simplot Games before retiring in 2008.
“Because of Lish’s pioneering work with the Games, she is this year’s recipient of the Spirit of the Games Award,” says Greg Burch, Simplot Games meet director. “There are many aspects to what makes Simplot Games such a wonderful event, but [...]Continue Reading →
At last year’s Simplot Games, fans were at the edge of their seats with excitement as they watched two of Idaho’s best track athletes, Erick Harris and Dallin Farnsworth, battle it out for first in the Boys 1600-meter event.
The race was extremely close but Harris was able to overtake Farnsworth right at the [...]Continue Reading →
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Pocatello, Idaho- Maura O’Brien, senior; Emma Sanchez, sophomore; Kelley Robinson, senior; and Rebecca Hermann, senior; from Boulder, Co., representing The Ric Rojas Running team won the Girls’ 4×800 Meter Relay at the 34th annual Simplot Games.
These girls dominated the 4×800 meter event. [...]Continue Reading →