Idaho Dash Track Club from Boise Wins All Idaho Boys 4×200-meter Relay, Donnelley Sports from Twin Falls, Idaho, Wins the Girls’ 4×200-meter Relay

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Date: 2/17/17

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Idaho Dash Track Club from Boise Wins All Idaho Boys 4×200-meter Relay, Donnelley Sports from Twin Falls, Idaho, Wins the Girls’ 4×200-meter Relay

 

Pocatello, Idaho – Idaho Dash Track Club from Boise, won the All Idaho boys’4×200 relay at the 2017 Simplot Games.

 

Jaymon Barrus, Cameron Foley, Khalil Forehand and Caleb Hardy final for the boys 4×200-meter relay, but fell short of placing with a time of 1:34.07. However, because they are from Idaho, their time was the best of the Idaho relay teams, and placed them in first in the All Idaho Boys Relay.

 

Braxton Staples, Kason Hewatt, Trystan Gray and Tucker Cone of the Indian Track Club, from Pocatello, ran in the All Idaho boy’s 4×200-meter relay and had a time of 1:35.40 as they finished first in the heat, but would take second on the podium due to Idaho Dash having a better time in the elite heat.

 

“It is a great feeling being able to compete in front of a home crowd,” Cone said, “We love participating in Simplot and getting to meet all these people from different places.

 

Donnelley Sports ‘A’ from Twin Falls, Idaho, won the all Idaho girls’ 4×200-meter relay with a time of 1:49.95 at the 2017 Simplot Games.

 

The team consists of Payton Kirtley, senior, first leg, Marina Tong, sophomore, second leg, Julia Nixon, freshman, third leg and Rebecca Troescher, juinor, anchor.

 

“It felt really good to win because we worked really hard from the beginning of the season,” Troescher said.

 

“It was nice to see the rewards,” Kirtley added.

 

It was Troesher, Kirtley and Nixon’s first time at Simplot Games and Tong’s second.

 

More than 2,200 athletes came from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to participate in the 39th 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 Lisa Woodland at (208) 235-5604 or Simplot Games Media Team at media@simplotgames.com.

 

More than 2,200 athletes came from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to participate in the 39th 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 Lisa Woodland at (208) 235-5604 or Simplot Games Media Team at media@simplotgames.com.

 

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