Garrett Calhoun, from Boise, wins the boys’ 800 meters at the 2016 Simplot Games

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Date: February 20, 2016
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Garrett Calhoun, from Boise, wins the boys’ 800 meters at the 2016 Simplot Games
 
 
Pocatello, Idaho – Garrett Calhoun, a senior from Boise, won the boys’ 800 meters at the 2016 Simplot Games. Calhoun’s time of 1:52.39 is the 3rd fastest in the country this year.

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

Photo by H. Michael Roberts


Calhoun fought off Logan Mckay, a senior from Layton, Utah, until the last 400 meters when he started to pull ahead. Calhoun said his goal for the race was to keep on the inside of the track, and set the pace that he was comfortable with.
 
“Logan challenged me and I knew I had to keep the inside of the track so that he didn’t pass me,” Calhoun said.
 
This is Calhoun’s third year at Simplot Games. He is currently looking at his options for college.
 
More than 2,100 athletes will 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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