Montana Athletes Among Simplot Games Top Performers

For Immediate Release

Date February 17, 2017       

Contact: Katie Damron (208) 220-5307

E-mail: media@simplotgames.com

 

Montana Athletes Among Simplot Games Top Performers

 

Pocatello, Idaho – Annie Hill from Kalispell, Dawson LaRance from Billings, and Marshall Beatty from Missoula are among several Montana athletes to the 2017 Simplot Games finals. Montana athletes are standouts in the company of international competition.

Here are some of the Montana athletes to watch during Saturday’s finals:

Dawson LaRance, a senior from Billings, qualified to finals in the boys’ 800-meter race. LaRance had the top qualifying time at 1:54.73.

Annie Hill, a junior from Kalispell (pictured), qualified to finals in the girls’ 3200-meter race. Hill had the second qualifying time at 11:00.82.

Marshall Beatty, a senior from Missoula, qualified to finals in the boys’ 3200 meter. Beatty qualified second with a time at 9:23.52.

Cleet Wrzesinski, a senior from Baker, qualified to finals in the boys’ 60-meter hurdles. Wrzesinski qualified third with a time at 8.42 seconds.

Camila Noe, a junior from Bozeman, qualified to finals in the girls’ 3200 meter. Noe qualified third with a time at 11:01.26.

Alexa Arthun, a senior from Bozeman, qualified to finals in the girls’ pole vault.

Camille Landon, a senior from Bozeman, qualified to finals in the girls’ high jump.

Whitney Morrison, a freshman from Missoula, qualified to finals in the girls’ triple jump.

 

See all qualifying athletes below:

 

Boys 3200

  • Marshall Beatty, 12, Missoula

 

Girls 3200

  • Annie Hill, 11, Kalispell
  • Camila Noe, 11, Bozeman
  • Ellee Becker, 11, Missoula

 

Boys 1600

  • Riley Collins, 12, Bozeman
  • William Dauenhauer, 11, Missoula

 

Girls 1600

  • Zoe Eberspencher, 11, Bozeman

 

Boys 800 Meters

  • Dawson LaRance, 12, Billings
  • Simon Petsch, 12, Billings

 

Girls 800 Meters

  • Madeline, 12, Missoula
  • Madison Edwards, 10, Missoula
  • Elsa Sveen, 12, Bozeman
  • Brianna Hawthorne, 12, Bozeman

 

Boys 200

  • Cleet Wrzensinski, 12, Baker

 

Boys 60 Meter Hurdles

  • Cleet Wrzesinski, 12, Baker

 

Girls 60 Meter Hurdles

  • Alexa Arthun, 12, Bozeman

 

Girls 4×200 Meter Relay

  • Mountain West Youth Track Club ‘A’, Missoula

 

Girls 4×400 Meter Relay

  • Mountain West Youth Track Club ‘A’, Missoula

 

Boys Sprint Medley Relay

  • Mountain West Youth Track Club ‘A’, Missoula

 

Girls Pole Vault

  • Alexa Arthun, 12, Bozeman
  • Katie Berglund, 10, Sidney
  • Myka Steinbeisser, 11, Sidney
  • Shae Helterbran, 12, Billings
  • Katrina Terry, 12, Billings

 

Boys High Jump

  • Cole McCloud, 12, Bozeman

 

Girls High Jump

  • Camille Landon, 12, Bozeman
  • Delaney Bahn, 10, Bozeman

 

Boys Triple Jump

  • Caden Ingraham, 11, Missoula

 

Girls Triple Jump

  • Whitney Morrison, 9, Missoula

 

 

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.

For more information on Simplot Games, please visit our website at www.simplotgames.com. You may also contact Lisa Woodland at (208) 235-5604 or Simplot Games Media Team at media@simplotgames.com.

 

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