Idaho Athletes Run, Dash and Vault into the 2018 Simplot Games Finals

For Immediate Release

Date: February 16, 2018

Contact: Hailie Pease (208) 908-8348




Idaho Athletes Run, Dash and Vault into the 2018 Simplot Games Finals



Pocatello, Idaho – After a day and a half of stiff competition, Idaho athletes look to medal in multiple events at the 2018 Simplot Games.


Here is a list of Idaho athletes to watch for in the finals.


  • Madilyn Zink, a sophomore from Pocatello, was the only Idaho athlete to qualify for the girls’ 60-meter hurdle finals. Her time was 9.42 seconds.
  • Zach Meyer, a senior from Boise, finished third in the boys’ 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.24 seconds. He will compete on Saturday at 1:23 p.m.
  • Nathan Green, a freshman from Boise, finished fourth in a true tie with Caleb Armstrong, a junior from Hurricane, Utah, in the boys’ 1600 meters.
  • Paige Dallmann, a senior from Meridian, qualified for the pole vault finals on Saturday. Last year, she was the 5A District Champion in the pole vault, and placed third at the IHSAA 5A State Championships.


A full list of Idaho qualifiers is at the end of the release.


More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand to participate in the 40th 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-Meter Run

  • Jackson Pratt, 12, Bear Lake


Boys’ 1600-Meter Run

  • Siyad Matan, 12, Boise
  • Russell Richardson, 10, Kuna


Girls’ 1600-Meter Run

  • Anna Sanford, 12, Pocatello


Boys’ 800-Meter Run

  • Derek Thomas, 12, Blackfoot


Boys’ 400-Meter Dash

  • Kieta Mohamed, 12, Twin Falls


Girls’ 400-Meter Dash

  • Harlee Hales, 12, Pocatello
  • Lizza Wallace, 10, Boise


Boys’ 200-Meter Dash

  • Jaymon Barrus, 11, Boise
  • Khalil Forehand, 12, Boise
  • Ethan Brands, 11, Boise


Girls’ 200-Meter Dash

  • Rebecca Troescher, 12, Boise


Boys’ 60-Meter Dash

  • Magnus Hemingway, 10, Boise
  • Khalil Forehand, 12, Boise


Boys’ 60-Meter Hurdles

  • Jaydon Green, 12, Boise
  • Skyler Galgan, 12, Boise


Girls’ 60-Meter Hurdles

  • Madilyn Zink, 10, Pocatello


Boys’ 1600 Sprint Medley

  • Team Idaho, ‘A,’ Boise


Girls’ 4×200-Meter Relay

  • Idaho Dash Track Club ‘A,’ Boise


Girls’ 4×400-Meter Relay

  • Idaho Dash Track Club ‘A,’ Boise


All Idaho Boys 4×200-Meter Relay

  • Hawks Running ‘A,’ Boise
  • Ram Track Club ‘A,’ Pocatello
  • Indian Track Club ‘A,’ Pocatello
  • Tiger Track ‘A,’ Aberdeen
  • Team Idaho ‘A,’ Boise
  • Grizz Track Club ‘A,’ Idaho Falls


All Idaho Girls 4×200-Meter Relay

  • Donnelley Sports ‘A,’ Twin Falls
  • Idaho Dash Track Club ‘C,’ Boise
  • Pirates TC ‘A,’ Dayton
  • Team Idaho ‘A,’ Boise
  • Idaho Dash Track Club ‘B,’ Boise
  • Indian Track Club ‘A,’ Pocatello


Boys’ Pole Vault

  • Hunter Jensen, 12, Rigby
  • Kimball Helms, 11, Boise
  • David Jacobson, 12, Rexburg
  • Seth Nims, 12, Boise
  • Mark Sullivan, 12, Caldwell
  • Cade Ricks, 12, Blackfoot


Girls’ Pole Vault

  • Aubrey Scott, 12, Rigby
  • Aly Tekippe, 11, Boise
  • Tara Sharp, 12, Midvale
  • Taylen Langin, 12, Meridian
  • Paige Dallmann, 12, Meridian
  • Kinsey Langin, 10, Meridian


Girls’ Long Jump

  • Haylie Brackenbury, 12, Albion
  • Brooke Weimer, 10, Boise
  • Tori Sloan, 12, Boise
  • Aly Tekippe, 11, Boise


Boys’ High Jump

  • Zac Merrill, 11, Idaho Falls
  • Dakota Erchul, 12, Pocatello
  • Tyler Trengove, 11, Post Falls
  • Matthew Butler, 10, Rexburg
  • Anthony Garcia, 12, Twin Falls


Girls’ High Jump

  • Courtney Christopherson, 12, Burley
  • Halli Ausint, 10, Pocatello


Boys’ Triple Jump

  • Kobee Gunter, 12, Pocatello


Girls’ Triple Jump

  • Sidnee Naerebout, 10, Kimberly
  • Kendal Cofer, 9, Meridian


Girls’ Shot Put

  • Mateya Mobley, 11, Rigby
  • Emily Hernandez, 12, Rathdrum
  • Hailey Leeking, 12, Rathdrum