Boise’s Michael Slagowski sets 1600-meter meet record at 2016 Simplot Games

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Date February 20, 2016

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Boise’s Michael Slagowski sets 1600-meter meet record at 2016 Simplot Games

Pocatello, Idaho – Michael Slagowski, a senior from Boise, set the Simplot Games meet record in the 1600-meters at the 2016 Simplot Games with a time of 4:09.52.

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

Slagowski didn’t expect to come in first, let alone beat the meet record, but said he always has the goal of winning. When he saw the clock at 3:50 as he entered the homestretch, he knew he had a chance to enter the record book.

“I couldn’t be happier,” said Slagowski. “Simplot Games is my favorite indoor track meet, so it’s awesome to be here and beat the meet record.”

This is Slagowski’s fourth year at Simplot Games. He will compete at Penn State next year.

More than 2,100 athletes have come from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to participate in the 38th 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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