Idaho Athletes Qualify for Saturday Finals at 2015 Simplot Games

For Immediate Release
Date
February 20, 2015
Contact: Amy Sorensen (801) 554-6988
E-mail: media@simplotgames.com

 

Idaho Athletes Qualify for Saturday Finals at 2015 Simplot Games

 

Pocatello, Idaho – Elijah Armstrong from Pocatello, along with Kimball Wightman and Bryce Kirby from Boise, led the field of Idaho boys who qualified for Saturday’s finals at Simplot Games. Idaho also presented a prominent field of female athletes as four girls qualified for the high jump and five qualified in the pole vault.

 

Top Athletes include:

  • Elijah Armstrong, senior from Pocatello, led the pack in the boys 3200 meters with a qualifying time of 9:29.98, one of the top 50 times in the nation this year.

 

  • Kimball Wightman, a senior from Rexburg, qualified in both the long jump and the 60-meters hurdles with a time of 8.61 seconds.

 

  • Bryce Kirby, a senior from Boise, qualified in the boys’ 200 meters as well as the 60-meter dash where he had the sixth best time.

 

  • Four girls qualified for the girls’ high jump with Abigail Brown (sophomore, Idaho Falls), Taylor Elliot (sophomore, Boise), Sierra Anderson (junior, Rigby), and Kolbi Sims (senior, Boise) all advancing.

 

  • Five girls qualified for the girls’ pole vault with Auby Barr (sophomore, Nampa), Emma Bellan (senior, Boise), Annea Black (freshman, Meridian), Courtney Diehl (senior, Meridian), and McKenna Dustin (junior, Boise) all making the cut.

 

 

More than 2,000 athletes have come from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia to participate in the 37th 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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Complete List of Idaho Qualifiers for 2015 Simplot Games (name, year in school, city):

 

Boys’ 3200 meters

Elijah Armstrong, 12, Pocatello

Austin Stewart, 11, Shelley

 

Girls’ 3200 meters

Molly Vitale-Sullivan, 11, Pocatello

 

Boys’ 1600 meters

Samuel Berg, 12, Meridian

Porter Wilkes, 11, Caldwell

 

Girls’ 1600 meters

Sara Christianson, 11, Boise

Erin Hagen, 12, Boise

 

Boys’ 800 meters

Garret Calhoun, 11, Boise

Derek Thomas, 9, Blackfoot

Michael Slagowski, 11, Boise

 

Girls’ 800 meters

Danielle Van Lith, 10, Caldwell

Faith Dilmore, 10, Boise

Carli Corpus, 11, Boise

 

Boys’ 400 meters

Cameron Hansen, 12, Rigby

Jeffrey Johnson, 12, Boise

 

Boys’ 200 meters

Bryce Kirby, 12, Boise

 

Boys’ 4×400 meter relay

Trojan Track ‘A’

 

Girls’ 4×400

Shelley ‘A’

 

Boys’ 4×200 meter relay

YMCA Team Idaho ‘A’

 

Girls’ 4×200 meter relay

YMCA Team Idaho ‘A’

 

Boys’ Pole Vault

Wes Loertscher, 12, Boise

 

Boy’s Long Jump

Kimball Wightman, 12, Rexburg

Britt Ispen, 10, Boise

 

Boys’ High Jump

Oscar Klassen, 12, Aberdeen

Bryton Cooper, 10, Burley

Diego Garcia, 12, Rigby

 

Girls’ Long Jump

Mikaela Sawyer, 12, Boise

Kolbi Sims, 12, Boise

 

Girls’ High Jump

Abigail Brown, 10, Idaho Falls

Sierra Anderson, 11, Rigby

Taylor Elliot, 10, Boise

Kolbi Sims, 12, Boise

 

Boys’ 60 meters hurdles

Ryan Phillips, 12, Boise

Ryan Chism, 12, Boise

Kimball Wightman, 12, Rexburg

 

Girls’ 60-meters hurdles

Mikaela Sawyer, 12, Boise

 

Girls’ Pole Vault

Auby Barr, 10 Nampa

Emma Bellan, 12, Boise

Annea Black, 9, Meridian

Courtney Diehl, 12, Meridian

McKenna Dustin, 11, Boise

 

Boys’ 60 meters

Bryce Kirby, 12, Boise

Cory Mullanix, 11, Boise

Devyn Morris, 12, Boise

 

Boys’ Shot Put

Drew Lindsley, 12, Grangeville

 

Boys’ Triple Jump

Britt Ispen, 10, Boise

Devyn Morris, 12, Boise

 

Boys’ 1600 Sprint Medley

YMCA Team Idaho ‘A’

 

Girls’ 1600 Sprint Medley

YMCA Team Idaho ‘B’

YMCA Team Idaho ‘A’