For Immediate Release
Date: February 18, 2017
Contact: Melissa Lee (702) 461-2975
Wyoming Athletes Finish Strong at 2017 Simplot Games
Pocatello, Idaho – Athletes from the state of Wyoming fought strong at the 2017 Simplot Games. Although every athlete gave their all, there were some performances that stood out.
- The Star Valley Track Club ‘A’ from Afton, claimed the top spot in the boys’ 4×800-meter relay with the time of 8:00.82. Their time was four seconds faster than Davis Track Club ‘A’ from Kaysville, Utah. Broncs Track Club ’A’ from Sheridan, placed sixth in the boys’ 4×800-meter relay.
- Three Wyoming teams medaled in the boys’ 4×200-meter relay. Cheyenne East ‘A’, from Cheyenne, placed second with the time 1:32.19, Kelly Walsh High School ‘C’ finished third with the time 1:32.35, and Broncs Track Club ‘A’ finished fifth with the time 1:34.09.
- William Nolan, a senior from Cheyenne, and Leila Martinez, a junior from Evanston, both placed in the top six in the triple jump. Nolan finished second with a mark of 47’1”. Martinez finished third with a mark of 38’11 ¾”.
A full list of finishers is found below.
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.
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Boys 60 Meter Dash
3rd, Lamont Frisby, 12, Casper
Boys 60 Meter Hurdles
3rd, McCade Johnson, 12, Laramie
5th, Caige McComb, 11, Casper
Boys 200 Meter Dash
5th, William Nolan, 12, Cheyenne
Girls 1600 Meter Run
4th, Mackenzie Marler, 10, Cheyenne
Boys 3200 Meter Run
6th, Wesley Kallgren, 11, Afton
Girls 3200 Meter Run
6th, Aubrey Frentheway, 11, Cheyenne
Girls 1600 Medley Relay
4th. Cody Track Club, Cody
6th, Rock Springs High, Rock Springs
Boys 4 x 200 Relay
2nd, Cheyenne East, Cheyenne
3rd, Kelly Walsh High School ‘C’, Casper
5th, Broncs Track Club, Sheridan
Girls 4 x 200 Relay
6th, Campbell County High School, Gillette
Boys 4 x 400 Relay
2nd, Laramie Track Club, Laramie
Girls 4 x 400 Relay
5th, Campbell County High School, Gillette
Boys 4 x 800 Relay
1st, Star Valley Track Club, Afton
6th, Broncs Track Club, Sheridan
Boys Shot Put
4th, Logan Harris, 12, Cheyenne
Girls Shot Put
4th, Greta Villarreal, 12, Gillette
5th, Shantell Gladson, 11, Gillette
Girls Pole Vault
5th, Lily Joslin, 12, Cheyenne
Boys Triple Jump
2nd, William Nolan, 12, Cheyenne
Girls Triple Jump
3rd, Leila Martinez, 11, Evanston