Lexy Halladay, from Boise, wins girls’ 1600 meters at 2016 Simplot Games

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Date: February 20, 2016

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Lexy Halladay, from Boise, wins girls’ 1600 meters at 2016 Simplot Games

8th grader tops high school field to medal


Pocatello, Idaho – Lexy Halladay, an eighth grader from Boise, won the girls’ 1600 meters at the 2016 Simplot Games. Halladay’s time was 4:53.40 beating second place Sara Musselman, a junior from American Fork, Utah.

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

“It is fun to compete against athletes who are older than me, but also really scary,” Halladay said.


Halladay said she was happy with her time, but was hoping to get a little bit faster. She was also happy that she would represent Idaho in a race full of athletes from Utah, Montana and Wyoming.


“Being able to represent Idaho with a win feels great,” Halladay said.


With this win as an eighth grader, Halladay is excited for the next four years competing at Simplot Games.


More than 2,100 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada and Australia to participate in the 38th 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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