For Immediate Release
Date February 21, 2015
Contact: Amy Sorensen (801) 554-6988
International athletes win medals at 2015 Simplot Games
New Canadian youth indoor record, five athletes finish first
Pocatello, Idaho – Victoria Tachinski of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Amelia Mazza-Downie of Maribyrnong, Australia, helped lead a commanding group of international athletes at the 2015 Simplot Games. Both sophomores, these girls dominated their events in their first trips to the Games, and were two of five international athletes to finish at the top of the podium this year.
Top international finishers include:
• Victoria Tachinski, sophomore from Winnipeg, MB, finished first in the girls’ 400 meters with a time of 54:05, setting a new Canadian youth indoor record and a personal best.
• Amelia Mazza-Downie, sophomore from Maribyrnong, Australia, dominated the girls’ 3200 meters with a time of 10:33.25, just 0.84 seconds short of the meet record.
• Ryan Smeeton, junior from Calgary, Alberta, finished first in the boys’ 1600 meters with a time of 4:16.87.
• Shane Dillon, senior from Winnipeg, Manitoba finished first in the boys’ 800 meters with a time of 1:53.50.
• Rachel Rosin, senior from Saskatoon, Sasksatchewan, finished first in the girls’ 200 meters with a time of 24.67 seconds.
• Celeste Mucci, sophomore from Maribyrnong, Australia, made the podium in two of her events, placing second in the girls’ high jump (5’7”) and fourth in the girls’ long jump (18’05.25”). Her teammate Freya Langston, sophomore, also finished on the podium at third in the high jump (5’7”).
A full list of International medalists is included below.
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Complete List of International Medalists includes:
Girls’ 3200 meters
1st, Amelia Mazza-Downie, 10, Maribyrnong, AU (10:33.25)
Boys’ 1600 meters
1st, Ryan Smeeton, 11, Calgary, Alberta (4:16.87)
Boys’ 800 meters
1st, Shane Dillon, 12, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1:53.50)
4th, Scott Chalupiak, 10, Airdrie, Alberta (1:56.14)
Girls’ 800 meters
3rd, Ginelle DeMone, 11, Leduc, Alberta (2:12.36)
6th, Hannah Leggatt, 12, Edmonton, Alberta (2:19.02)
Girls’ 400 meters
1st,Victoria Tachinski, 10, Winnipeg, Manitoba (54.05)
Girls’ 200 meters
1st, Rachel Rosin, 12, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (24.67)
3rd Jessie Andrew, 9, Maribyrnong, AU (24.88)
Girls’ 4×800-meter relay
6th, Leduc Track ‘A’, Leduc, Alberta (10:06.98)
Girls’ Long Jump
4th, Celeste Mucci, 10, Maribyrnong, AU (18’05.25”)
Girls’ High Jump
2nd, Celeste Mucci, 10, Maribyrnong, AU (5’7”)
3rd, Freya Langston, 10, Maribyrnong, AU (5’7”)