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One national class record and two meet records fall; numerous top U.S. marks set

The Nation’s premier indoor track and field event is a venue where the best high school athletes come to test their mettle against the best – the best competition, the best environment, and the best atmosphere.

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Pocatello, Idaho- Ben Poulson, Joe White, Brad Nye and Logan Petty of Kaysville, Utah, representing the Davis Track Club, won the boys’ 4×800-meter relay at the 32nd annual Simplot Games.  Their winning time was 8:08.41.

“This is what we have been working for all season,” Nye said.

With the win today, the team broke the [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- The number one rated triple jumper in the nation, Kasen Covington, a senior from Boise, Idaho, claimed gold at the 32nd annual Simplot Games with a leap of 23’6”. One event down for Covington, one to go, the triple jump event will take place later today).

“I was a little scared cause I [...]

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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 [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Kendahl Melvin, Ashley Jensen, Alex Vanalder, and Brittney Owens, from Boise, representing the YMCA Team Idaho, won the All-Idaho girl’s 4×200 at the 32nd annual Simplot Games.  They won with a time of 1:50.16.

“It’s awesome to win today, we love the Simplot Games,” said Jensen.

“We look forward to the Simplot Games [...]

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Casper’s Gibson wins shot put; Cheyenne relay team  is tops; Cody pole vaulters go one-two; many others place

Pocatello, Idaho- Baile Gibson, a senior, from Casper , Wyoming , won the womens’ shot put event at the 32nd annual Simplot Games.  She won with a distance of 45’ 5”.

“I felt pretty good in practice,” [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Zach Blackham, a senior from Orem; Susannah Hurst, a junior from Holladay; Kelsey Brown, a senior from Orem; and Evan Argyle, a senior from Pleasant Grove; were the four Utah representatives to claim their spot on top of the podium at the 32nd Simplot Games.

Blackham earned the top honors in the boys’ [...]

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One national class record and two meet records fall; numerous top U.S. marks set

Pocatello, Idaho- The Nation’s premier indoor track and field event is a venue where the best high school athletes come to test their mettle against the best – the best competition, the best environment, and the best atmosphere.

The distinctive and [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Katie Nelms, Iesha Hardiman, Jazmia Harper, and Cierra Jordan, of Mountain View, Calif., representing I.S.C. L.S.I Empire Athletics won the girl’s 4×400 relay at the 32nd annual Simplot Games.  They won with a time of 3:54.72.

“We won because of our focus and readiness to run,” said Jordan.

I.S.C. L.S.I Empire Athletics are [...]

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Gem State has strong showing at nation’s premier indoor event

Pocatello, Idaho- With two wins by a Boise senior, a front-running win in the 3200-meters by a senior from Hailey, and two wins in the all-Idaho relay by teams from Boise and Pocatello, Idaho athletes demonstrated their mettle on the nation’s fast track.

Boise’s [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Alex Paul, a senior, from Boulder, Colorado, edged out the rest of the competition by winning the boys’ 800-meter event with a time of 1:57.46.

Paul was more than satisfied with his performance. “I felt great today. It felt smooth,” he said.

Paul set a new personal best time with his performance in [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho— Kori Hazel, Kuma Pinkney, Kevin Scheuerman, and Carzell Vickers combined to outpace the field for the Colorado based ATS Elite track club in the boys 4×400 relay at the 32nd annual Simplot Games.

“This is what we’ve been training for all year.  This feeling,” said Pinkney. “It’s exhausting, but well worth it when [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Alex Gwynn, a senior from Cody, Wyoming, dominated the Simplot Games boys’ pole vault, winning the event by clearing a height of 15’6”. He was followed by teammate Quinn Rivera, a sophomore, who cleared a height of 14’6”

“I’m very happy with my height,” said Gwynn. “I could have done higher, but I [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Jennifer Clayton, a senior from New York City, won the girls long jump at the 32nd annual Simplot Games.

“It’s exciting because this was my first time at Simplot Games,” says Clayton. “But it’s sad because I don’t get to come back.”

Clayton, who jumped 19’4.75”, edged out her teammate Nicole Cummings who [...]

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Overcoming disappointment pushes Covington to bring his game to the next level

Pocatello, Idaho- Kasen Covington is ready to succeed in the finals at the 2010 Simplot Games.

After facing disappointment with the news in 2009 that he would not be attending the Youth World Championships in Italy, Covington became more determined and motivated to [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Zach Blackham, a senior from Orem, Utah, won the boys’ high jump at the 32nd annual Simplot Games with a leap of 6’10”.

Blackman said he felt very tired entering the event, but received a lift from legendary high jumper Dick Fosbury.

“He was talking to me, encouraging me,” Blackham said. “It really [...]

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2010 Simplot Games Track Camp returns in July

Pocatello, Idaho – After another successful camp in 2009, track and field legend Dick Fosbury will bring his expertise back to Pocatello for the third annual Simplot Games Track Camp, July 7-9, 2010. The Simplot Games camp is an offspring of Fosbury’s original track camp [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Fuqauwn Greene, a senior, from New Bern, North Carolina, set a new 200 meters Simplot Games meet record with a time of 21.41.

It was no doubt one of the most crowd-pleasing races of the day. The fans roared in amazement after Greene came across the finish line holding the new meet record. [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Jenna Adams, a senior from Littleton, Colo., cleared the bar and the rest of the field to win girls pole vault event at the 32nd annual Simplot Games.

“The hash browns I had this morning, combined with the awesome Simplot atmosphere, was all I needed,” said Adams.

More than 1,800 athletes came from [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Davis Fraker, a senior, from Marietta, Georgia, representing the team Throw 1 Deep, won the shot put with a throw of 64’10 1/2 at the 32nd annual Simplot Games.

“It’s great, it’s not quite what I wanted because I’ve been training with a college and Olympic size shot put so my timing was [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Akeem Haynes, a senior, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, bolted out of the gates and across the finish line in 6.85 seconds to claim the top spot on the podium.

“I hurt my hamstring. I felt it pop there at the end,” Haynes said. “Luckily I still finished. In first too.”

More than 1,800 [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Tara Richmond, a senior from Long Beach, Calif., leaped past the field and the 5’8” bar to stand atop the podium at the 32nd annual Simplot Games.

“I’ve always enjoyed Simplot,” Richmond said.  “I find Pocatello extremely peaceful. So to win in my last year is really exciting.”

More than 1,800 athletes came [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Evan Argyle, a senior from Pleasant Grove, Utah, won the boys’ high jump at the 32nd annual Simplot Games with a time of 4.24.11. Argyle’s time was a personal best.

“My goal was to stick with the pack until the end, then see what kind of kick I could pull off,” Argyle said.

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Pocatello, Idaho- Trinity Wilson, a sophomore, from Union City, Calif., broke the national sophomore record in the women’s 60-meter hurdles at this year’s Simplot Games.

Wilson loves the indoor track at Simplot.

“I always tell people Simplot’s my favorite meet,” Wilson said. “From now on, if something will ever go down it’s going to happen [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho – The 32nd Simplot Games are being held this weekend, February 18-20, at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena. The annual J.R. Simplot Company-sponsored event has become one of the nation’s premier high school indoor track and field events since it was first held in 1979.

Athletes to keep an eye on from Oregon [...]

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The 32nd Simplot Games is here

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And it’s better than ever

Pocatello, Idaho – The 32nd Simplot Games are being held this weekend, February 18-20, at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena. The annual J.R. Simplot Company-sponsored event has become one of the nation’s premier high school indoor track and field events since it was first held in 1979.

“Athletes [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Kelsey Brown, a senior, from Orem, Utah, won the 800 meter event at the 32nd annual Simplot Games. She set the fastest mark recorded in the United States for the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.05 seconds.

“Wow, I like it here,” Brown said.

Brown had to scratch her pre-race plans in [...]

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Idaho Athletes Qualify for Finals

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Idaho will be well represented in finals

Pocatello, Idaho- As Simplot Games races to Saturday’s finals, dozens of Idaho athletes qualified to compete in the championships. Among the many finalists are Kasen Covington of Boise, the returning triple jump champion; both Dallin Farnsworth of Pocatello and Erik Harris of Twin Falls are among the top [...]

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Pocatello, Idaho- Shaq Thompson, Aaron Dewatteville, Jason Coupe, and Nick Torrence, from Sacramento, Calif., representing the Pacific United Track Club, won the boy’s 1600 sprint medley at the 32nd annual Simplot Games. They won with a time 3:31.45.

“It’s awesome, it’s our first time to come to the Simplot Games,” said Coupe. “We love it!”

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Pocatello, Idaho- The girls from Cheyenne, Wyoming won the 4×800-meter relay at the 32nd annual Simplot Games.  They came across the finish line with a time of 9:47.98.

The Cheyenne team members include Alyssa Miller, Anna Yanchek, Jessica Lemaster, and Candice Wollert. Miller is the veteran member of the team and is competing in her [...]

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