For Immediate Release
Date: February 16, 2019
Contact: Nicholas Bringhurst (208) 417 9379
Micah Williams of Portland, Oregon Sets New Meet Record in Boys’ 60-Meter Dash at 2019 Simplot Games
Time ties the junior class national record
Pocatello, Idaho—Micah Williams, a junior from Portland, Oregon, set a new meet record in the Boys’ 60-meter dash at the 2019 Simplot Games with a time of 6.64 seconds.
Williams record time ties the junior class national record and is the eighth all-time in the U.S. this year.
“When I’m on the blocks, I don’t think of anything, I just run.” said Williams.
He not only blocked out the noise of the meet but ran with a chest cold and won from the second heat of the finals.
More than 2,100 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.
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