Idaho Athletes to Watch at 2019 Simplot Games

For Immediate Release

Date: February 13, 2019

Contact: Taylor Meeks (208) 840-1428

E-mail: media@simplotgames.com

Idaho Athletes to Watch at 2019 Simplot Games

Pocatello, Idaho– The dazzling lights and high energy competition of the 41st annual Simplot Games are just around the corner, and many Idaho athletes are preparing to return and compete for medals and records.

This year, over 2,200 athletes will come to compete in Idaho State University’s Holt Arena February 14-16. Make sure to look for these Idaho athletes among the competitors:

  • Ty Wright, a senior from Shelley, will return to compete in the boys’ high jump after placing first at the 2018 Simplot Games. So far, this high school indoor season, Wright has placed first in the high jump at the BYU High School Indoor Invitational and second at the Nike Boise Indoor. Wright was the 2018 IHSAA 3A State Champion, marking his third state title. He was also the 3A District 6 Champion last season. He placed first in the high jump at the USATF Snake River Association Junior Olympic Championships and the USATF Region 11 Junior Olympic Championships in 2018 as well.
  • Madilyn Zink, a junior from Pocatello, will compete in the 60-meter hurdles, 60 meters, long jump and 4×200 relay at Simplot Games. She competed at Simplot Games last year and placed 15thin the 60-meter hurdles as a sophomore. Zink placed first in the 60-meter hurdles and fifth in the long jump at the BYU High School Indoor Invitational this year. She also placed second in the 100-meter hurdles at the IHSAA 4A State Championships. In 2017, Zink took first in the 100-meter hurdles at the USATF Snake River Association Junior Olympic Championships and the USATF Region 11 Junior Olympic Championships.
  • Lexy Halladay, a junior from Boise, competes in the girls 1600 meters. So far this season, Halladay has placed first in the mile at the Nike Boise Indoor and the Team Idaho Intersquad track and field meets. In 2018, she placed second at the IHSAA 5A State Championships in the 1600-meter run and placed first at the 5A District 3 Championships. She will return to Simplot Games this year to compete in the girls 1600 meters.
  • Nathan Green, a sophomore from Boise, will return this year to compete in the boys 1600 meters after finishing 12thin the same event at last year’s Simplot Games. This season, Green competed in the Nike Boise Indoor and the Team Idaho Intersquad, placing first at both meets. In the 2018 track and field season, Green was the 5A District 3 Champion and the IHSAA 5A State Champion. He placed first at the Boise City Championships, the YMCA Invite, the Boise Relays, and the Borah-Rocky Mountain Dual track and field meets.

More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand to participate in the 41st 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.

For more information on Simplot Games, please visit our website at www.simplotgames.com. You may also contact Lisa Woodland at (208) 235-5604 or Simplot Games Media Team at media@simplotgames.com.

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