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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