Wyoming Athletes Qualify for 2019 Simplot Games Finals

For Immediate Release
Date: February 15, 2019
Contact: Nicholas Bringhurst (208) 417 9379
E-mail: media@simplotgames.com

Wyoming Athletes Qualify for 2019 Simplot Games Finals

 Pocatello, Idaho –  Despite the challenging travel weather, Wyoming athletes had no problem delivering outstanding performances at todays Simplot Games, qualifying for many events in the first day and a half of competition.
Here is a list of Wyoming athletes to watch for in the finals.

  • Sydney Thorvaldson, from Laramie, ran the 3200 meter a day late due to weather Friday evening in Wyoming. Qualifying with a time of 10:37.95, just five seconds behind the meet record, she is a Wyoming athlete to watch tomorrow in the finals of the 3200 meters Saturday at 3:40 p.m.
  • Favour Wanjoku, a junior from Rock Springs, was the only qualifier from Wyoming in the girls’ triple and long jumps. The girls’ long jump final is at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, and the girls’ triple jump final is at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Riley Smith, a sophomore from Cody, qualified with the third fastest time in the girls’ 1600 meters, and will be joined by two other athletes from Wyoming in the finals. The girls’ 1600 meters will be at 1:55 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Afton athletes Asefa Wetzel, a senior, qualified second, and Peter Visser, a sophomore, qualified fourth in the boys’ 1600 meters. They will be joined by three other athletes representing teams from across Wyoming. The boys’ 1600 meters final will be Saturday at 2:05 p.m.
  • Broncs Track Club, qualified second in the boys’ 4×400-meter relay, followed closely by Rock Springs in fourth. The boys’ 4×400 meter relay final will be at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Wyatt Moore, a senior from Afton, qualified fourth in the boys’ 200-meter dash. He will be joined by four other Wyoming athletes in the finals. Moore will race at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday.

A full list of Wyoming qualifiers is at the end of the release.
More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand to participate in the 41st  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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Wyoming Qualifiers
Girls’ 3200- Meter Run

  • Sylvia Brown, 11, Sheridan
  • Sydney Thorvaldson, 10, Laramie

Boys’ 1600-Meter Run

  • Asefa Wetzel, 12, Afton
  • Peter Visser, 10, Afton
  • Dallin Cardon, 12, Evanston
  • Garett Avery, 12, Sheridan
  • Marcos Valerio, 12, Green River

Girls’ 1600-Meter Run

  • Riley Smith, 10, Cody
  • Hannah Shuler, 10, Rock Springs
  • Shaelynn Klamm, 12, Gillette

Boys’ Freshman 1600-Meter Run

  • Braik Hurm, 9, Gillette

Girls’ Freshman 1600-Meter Run

  • Ashton Powell, 9, Cody

Girls’ 1600 Sprint Medley

  • Cody Track Club
  • Rock Springs
  • Broncs Track Club

Girls’ 800-Meter Run

  • Breila Fuller, 12, Evanston
  • Piper Carroll, 12, Sheridan
  • Kelli Holiday, 12, Ten Sleep
  • Shaunti Longfellow, 11, Rock Springs

 Boys’ 800-Meter Run

  • Tyler Schmautz

Boys’ 200-Meter Dash

  • Wyatt Moore, 12, Afton
  • Donovan Hoffman, 11, Gillette
  • Cody Milmine, 12, Sheridan
  • Erick Salcido, 12, Rock Springs
  • Matt Roma, 12, Sheridan

Girls’ 200-Meter Dash

  • Alyssa Bedard, 11, Rock Springs

Boys’ 60-Meter Dash

  • Cody Milmine, 12, Sheridan

Boys’ 60-Meter Hurdles

  • Alec Riegert, 12, Sheridan
  • Liam Greenelsh, 12, Big Horn
  • Tyson Edwards, 11, Gillette
  • Kyler Ostler, 11, Big Horn

Girls’ 4×200-Meter Relay

  • Rock Springs

Girls’ 4×400-Meter Relay

  • Bolts Track Club A
  • Broncs Track Club A

Boys’ 4×200-Meter Relay

  • Rock Springs

Boys’ 4×400-Meter Relay

  • Broncs Track Club
  • Rock Springs
  • Evanston Red Devils

Boys’ Pole Vault

  • Ryan Karajanis, 9, Sheridan
  • Robert Walker, 12, Riverton

Girls’ Pole Vault

  • Amira Cummings, 11, Cheyenne
  • Challis Nebeker, 12, Mountain View
  • Rheannon Hawk, 12, Riverton
  • Grace Shaffer, 10, Cody

Girls’ Long Jump

  • Favour Wanjoku, 11, Rock Springs

Boys’ Long Jump

  • Wyatt Moore, 12, Afton
  • Hunter Brown, 12, Casper

 Boys’ High Jump

  • Nathan Wagner, 11, Sheridan
  • Colby Warner, 12, Powell
  • Connor Goss, 11, Sheridan
  • Jared Grenz, 12, Cody

Boys’ Triple Jump

  • Jefferson Danso, 12, Cheyenne
  • Liam Greenelsh, 12, Big Horn
  • Hunter Brown, 12, Casper

Girls’ Triple Jump

  • Favour Wanjoku, 11, Rock Springs

Girls’ Shot Put

  • Lauryn Love, 10, Gillette
  • Kaitlyn Migneault, 11, Cheyenne
  • Riley Langston, 12, Gillette
  • Kalo Latu, 12, Riverton

Boys’ Shot Put

  • Ryan Kienzle, 12, Gillette
  • Gaige Vielhauer, 10, Sheridan
  • Vijay Pitter, 11, Gillette