Idaho Athletes Make Their Way into Saturdays Finals

For Immediate Release
Date: 2/17/17
Contact: Levi Gribas

Idaho Athletes Make Their Way into Saturdays Finals

Pocatello, Idaho – Concluding a day and a half of competition at the Simplot Games, Idaho athletes have represented their state, and some have competed their way into the finals on Saturday.
Here is a list of Idaho athletes who you will want to watch for in the finals on Saturday.

  • Caleb Hardy, a senior from Boise, took the number one spot in qualifiers for the boys 200-meter dash with a time of 22.55 seconds. He will compete in the final on Saturday at 2:21 p.m.
  • Coen Haroldsen, a senior from Idaho Falls, ran a 9:33.21, the fifth qualifying time in the boys 3200-meter run. He will run for the 3200 final at 3:40 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Britt Ipsen, a senior from Boise, looks to sweep the boys long jump, triple jump, high jump, and 60-meter hurdles. (lower photo)
  • Lexy Halladay, a freshman from Boise, looks to make her mark in the girls 1600-meter final at 1:55 p.m. on Saturday. She qualified third on Thursday with a time of 5:13.16. (top photo)
  • Randee Smith, Megan Nate, and Lita Forse, seniors from Rigby all were able to qualify for the girls shot put final at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
  • In the Boys 4×200 relay, Idaho Dash track club of Boise ran a 1:33.95, which landed them the second overall qualifying time. They will compete in the final on Saturday at 3 p.m.
  • Two local Pocatello athletes made it to the Saturday finals. Brock Snow, a junior, qualified for the boys triple jump final at 12:30p.m. Lindsey Jones and Vincent Kelemente both qualified for their events; Jones for girls pole vault final at 8:30 a.m., and Kelemente for boys shot put at 9 a.m.
  • On Saturday there will be two All Idaho Relays. The All Idaho Girls relay will be at 3:10 p.m., followed by the boys at 3:18 p.m. Teams in All Idaho relays are on list at bottom of release.

For the full list of Idaho qualifiers for Simplot Games finals, check list at the end of this release.
More than 2,200 athletes came from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to participate in the 39th 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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Idaho Qualifiers
Boys 3200

  • Coen Haroldsen, 12, Idaho Falls
  • Abdi Maqtal, 12, Boise

Girls 3200

  • Rachel Morrin, 11, Rexburg
  • Shaylee Hill, 12, Sugar City
  • Haley Shaeffer, 12, Twin Falls

Boys 1600

  • Siyad Matan, 11, Boise

Girls 1600

  • Lexy Halladay, 9, Boise
  • Paytin Drollinger, 12, Shelley
  • Michelle Pratt, 12, Blackfoot
  • Arianna Ghiorso, 11, Boise
  • Payton Fratusco, 11, Boise

Boys 800 Meters

  • Anthony Ghiorso, 12, Boise

Girls 800 Meters

  • Danielle Van Lith, 12, Caldwell
  • Virginia Nielsen, 12, Idaho Falls

Boys 400 Meters

  • Caleb Hardy, 12, Boise
  • Alex Ayers, 12, Coeur d’Alene

Girls 400 Meters

  • Jordan Johnson, 12, Boise

Boys 200 Meters

  • Caleb Hardy, 12, Boise
  • Kodee Vining, 12, American Falls

Girls 200 Meters

  • Ashanti Byrd, 9, Boise
  • Rebecca Troescher, 11, Boise

Boys 60 Meters

  • Austin Lane, 12, Boise
  • Carter Kuehl, 11, Boise
  • Khalil Forehand, 11, Boise

Girls 60 Meters

  • Tristin Bowens, 12, Boise

Boys 60 Meter Hurdles

  • Britt Ispen, 12, Boise
  • Jaydon Green, 11, Boise

Girls 60 Meter Hurdles

  • Lindsey Schmidt, 12, Boise

Girls 4×200 Meter Relay

  • Team-Idaho ‘A’, Boise
  • Idaho Dash Track Club ‘A’, Boise

Boys Sprint Medley Relay

  • Team-Idaho ‘A’, Boise

Girls Sprint Medley Relay

  • Team-Idaho ‘A’, Boise

All-Idaho Boys 4×200

  • Ram Trackclub ‘A’, Pocatello
  • Trojan Track ‘A’, Rigby
  • Tiger Track Club ‘A’, Idaho Falls
  • Idaho Dash Track Club ‘B’, Boise
  • Indian Track Club ‘A’, Pocatello
  • Hawks Running ‘A’, Twin Falls

All Idaho Girls 4×200 Relay

  • Trojan Track ‘A’, Rigby
  • Idaho Dash Track Club ‘B’, Boise
  • Donnelley Sports ‘A’, Twin Falls
  • Indian Track Club ‘A’, Pocatello
  • Team-Idaho ‘B’, Boise
  • Indian Track Club ‘B’, Pocatello

Boys Pole Vault

  • Darrian Walker, 12, Boise
  • Mark Sullivan, 11, Caldwell
  • Seth Nims, 11, Boise
  • Jacob Englar, 11, Nampa

Girls Pole Vault

  • Jocelyn Hartley, 12, Boise
  • Auby Barr, 12, Boise
  • Aubrey Scott, 11, Rigby
  • Cheyenne Chapman, 12, Fruitland
  • Annalea Black, 11, Meridian
  • Taylen Langin, 11, Meridian
  • Paige Dallmann, 11, Meridian
  • Sierra Kiser, 12, Boise
  • Lexi Wrightman, 11, Rexburg
  • Lindsey Jones, 11, Pocatello

Boys High Jump

  • Lucas Greenlee, 12, Boise
  • Britt Ispen, 12, Boise
  • Jared Smythe, 12, Boise
  • Ty Wright, 10, Shelley
  • Kobie Young, 12, Boise
  • Hayden Figueroa, 12, Boise
  • Bryton Cooper, 12, Oakley

Girls High Jump

  • Olivia Gneiting, 12, Rigby
  • Lindsey Schmidt, 12, Boise
  • Courtney Christopherson, 11, Burley
  • Jada Johnson, 12, Idaho Falls

Boys Long Jump

  • Britt Ispen, 12, Boise

Boys Triple Jump

  • Britt Ispen, 12, Boise
  • Brock Snow, 11, Pocatello

Girls Shot Put

  • Randee Smith, 12, Rigby
  • Lita Forse, 12, Caldwell
  • Megan Nate, 12, Boise

Boys Shot Put

  • Cody Allen, 10, Rigby
  • Daniel Hesley, 12, Idaho Falls
  • Michael Sikorski, 12, Boise
  • Christian Williams, 12, Idaho Falls
  • Vincent Kelemete, 12, Pocatello