For Immediate Release

Date: February 16, 2019

Contact: Tori Parks, 208-991-7987

E-mail: media@simplotgames.com

 

 

Utah Athletes Place in Finals at 2019 Simplot Games

 

Pocatello, Idaho – Utah athletes brought their game to the 2019 Simplot Games. After three days of intense competition, Utah athletes took home multiple medals.

Many Utah athletes excelled at Simplot Games. Here is a list of some of Utah’s top athletes.

  • Luke Grundvig, a senior from American Fork, placed first in the boys’ 3200 meters with a time of 9:07.76.
  • William Prettyman, a senior from West Valley, placed fourth in the boys’ 60-meter dash with a time of 6.88 seconds. He placed third in the boys’ long jump with a mark of 21’8.25.”
  • Ellie Lundgreen and Karli Branch, both seniors, placed in the girls’ 3200 meters. Lundgreen, who is from Kaysville, placed third, and Branch, who is from Draper, placed fifth. Both girls have signed with the University of Utah.
  • Utah athletes continued to dominate in distance events in the finals. Fourteen Utah athletes placed in the 1600 meters and seven placed in the 3200 meters.
  • Five Utah athletes who qualified for the freshman boys’ 1600 meters placed in the top six in the finals.

 

A full list of Utah finalists 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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Utah Finalists

Boys’ 3200-Meter Run

  • 1st – Luke Grundyig, 12, American Fork
  • 3rd – Max Wehrli, 12, South Weber
  • 4th – Carson Wilkins, 12, Mountain Green
  • 6th – Mark Boyle, 11, Draper

Girls’ 3200-Meter Run

  • 3rd – Ellie Lundgreen, 12, Kaysville
  • 5th – Karli Branch, 12, Draper
  • 6th – Shanee Harris, 12, Brigham City

Boys’ 1600-Meter Run

  • 3rd – Jason Davis, 12, Woods Cross
  • 4th – Dalton Brems, 12, American Fork

Girls’ 1600-Meter Run

  • 1st – Carlee Hansen, 10, Woods Cross
  • 3rd – Laurie Murphy, 12, Bountiful
  • 4th – Elisabeth Ferrel, 10, Kaysville

Girls’ Freshman 1600-Meter Run

  • 2nd – Jaroldeen Oveson, 9, Provo
  • 3rd – Hazel Baird, 9, American Fork
  • 4th – Sadie Hess, 9, American Fork
  • 5th – Kailey Hopkins, 9, American Fork

Boys’ Freshman 1600-Meter Run

  • 1st – Ethan Peterson, 9, Farmington
  • 2nd – Matthew Neuenschwander, 9, Kaysville
  • 4th – Tim Clarke, 9, Woods Cross
  • 5th – Isaac Halverson, 9, Kaysville
  • 6th – Logan Garnica, 9, Springville

Boys’ 800-Meter Run

  • 3rd – Joseph Corbridge, 12, American Fork

Girls’ 800-Meter Run

  • 4th – Abby Rasmussen, 12, Salt Lake City

Boys’ 400-Meter Dash

  • 1st – Jace Jensen, 12, Bountiful
  • 5th – Nathan Kaufusi, 12, West Point

Girls’ 400-Meter Dash

  • 4th – Adi Nielson, 10, Lehi
  • 5th – Larissa Dabb, 12, Lehi
  • 6th – Jasie York, 12, Lehi

Boys’ 200-Meter Dash

  • 2nd – Braiden Ivie, 11, Lehi

Boys’ 60-Meter Dash

  • 3rd – Braiden Ivie, 11, Lehi
  • 4th – William Prettyman, 12, West Valley

Boys’ 1600 Sprint Medley

  • 2nd – Syracuse Track Club

Girls’ 1600 Sprint Medley

  • 1st – Gold Medal Athletics
  • 2nd – Bear River
  • 3rd – Davis Track Club
  • 4th – Bountiful Track Club

Boys’ 4×200-Meter Relay

  • 2nd – Utah Sprint Academy

Girls’ 4×400-Meter Relay

  • 4th – Lone Peak Track

Boys’ 4×400-Meter Relay

  • 5th – Park City Track Club
  • 6th – Lone Peak Track

Girls’ 4×800-Meter Relay

  • 2nd – Davis Track Club
  • 3rd – Springville Track Club
  • 5th – O-Town Tigers
  • 6th – Olympus A

Boys 4×800-Meter Relay

  • 1st – Davis Track Club
  • 2nd – O-Town Tigers
  • 4th – Woods Cross
  • 5th – Bountiful Track Club
  • 6th – Davis Track Club
  • 7th – Davis Track Club

Girls’ Pole Vault

  • 3rd – Hannah Stetler, 11, South Jordan

Boys’ Pole Vault

  • 4th – Robert Walker, 12, Riverton

Boys’ Long Jump

  • 1st – Joshua Hartvigsen, 12, West Valley
  • 3rd – William Prettyman, 12, West Valley

Boys’ High Jump

  • 1st – Jonathan Homan, 11, Springville
  • 2nd – Kale Thomas, 11, Kaysville

Boys’ Shot Put

  • 6th – Sam Hansen, 12, Westpoint

Girls’ Shot Put

  • 2nd – Makelesi Taufa, 12, Herriman