For Immediate Release
Date: February 17, 2018
Contact: Hailie Pease (208) 908-8348
Gold Medal Athletics from Provo, Utah, Places First in the Boys’ 1600 Sprint Medley Relay at the 2018 Simplot Games
Pocatello, Idaho – Gold Medal Athletics from Provo, Utah, placed first in the boys’ 1600 sprint medley relay at the 2018 Simplot Games with a time of 3:34.
The team consisted of Logan Orr, a senior who ran the 400-meter leg, Nathan Kaufusi, a junior who ran the first 200-meter leg, Braiden Ivie, a sophomore who ran the second 200-meter leg, and Brandon Williams who ran the 800-meter leg.
“As soon as I saw he [Orr] was in the lead, I knew we won,” Kaufusi said.
“We were pretty confident going into it, but obviously you never know what’s going to happen,” Orr added.
Though they have been practicing as a team, this was the first time Orr, Kaufusi, Williams, and Ivie practiced handing off to each other.
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