Josiah Carpenter of Lake Oswego, Ore., wins boys’ 200 meters at 2017 Simplot Games

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Date February 18, 2017

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Josiah Carpenter of Lake Oswego, Ore., wins boys’ 200 meters at 2017 Simplot Games

 

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

Pocatello, Idaho – Josiah Carpenter, a senior from Lake Oswego, Ore., won the boys’ 200 meters at the 2017 Simplot Games with a time of 21.67. Dallin Draper, a junior from Lehi, Utah, came in second with a time of 22 seconds.

 

“It was indescribable to win,” said Carpenter. “It makes you feel like a million dollars. The amount of people here and the environment of Simplot Games is great, everyone here gets into it. It really is like the Olympic Games, a high school version.”

 

This is Carpenter’s first time at Simplot Games.

 

 

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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