For Immediate Release
Date: February 16, 2019
Contact: Taylor Meeks (208) 840-1426
Marlena Preigh of Broomfield, Colo., Sets Meet Record in the Girls’ 800 Meters at the 2019 Simplot Games
Pocatello, Idaho– Marlena Preigh, a senior from Broomfield, Colo., broke the 2005 Simplot Games meet record in the girls’ 800meters with a time of 2:06.80.
“It’s been my goal for a few months now,” Preigh said. “Going into the last lap, I looked up at the clock and knew that I was on pace to break the record. I can’t think of a better way to finish my Simplot Games career.”
This was Preigh’s fourth time at Simplot Games. She said since she started competing as a freshman, she never imagined a win like this.
More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to participate in the 41stannual 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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