Montana athletes qualify for 2015 Simplot Games finals: Makena Morley looks to break Simplot Games record tomorrow

For Immediate Release

Date: February 20, 2015

Contact: Melissa Lee (702) 461-2975

E-mail: media@simplotgames.com

 

Montana athletes qualify for 2015 Simplot Games finals

Makena Morley looks to break Simplot Games record tomorrow

 

Pocatello, Idaho – Bigfork’s Makena Morley led Montana athletes with a strong performance in the girls’ 3200 meters at the 37th annual Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho, with a time of 10:55.88.

 

Top athletes who qualified include:

  • Annie Hill, a freshman from Kalispell, got the fourth fastest qualifying time in the girls’ 1600 meters with 5:10.19. Hill had the fastest qualifying time for a freshman.

 

  • Morley’s siblings Bryn and Logan also qualified for finals tomorrow. Bryn in the girls’ 1600 meters with a time of 5:11.07 and Logan in the boys’ 1600 meters with a time of 4:34.02.

 

All events on Saturday are finals, with championship heats beginning at 12:15 p.m. at Holt Arena. A full list of Montana athletes who qualified is listed below.

 

More than 2,000 athletes have come from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia to participate in the 37th 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) 235-5673 or Simplot Games Media Team at media@simplotgames.com.

 

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Girls’ 3200 Meters

  • Makena Morley, 12, Bigfork
  • Ellee Becker, 9, Missoula

 

Girls’ 1600 Meters

  • Annie Hill, 9, Kalispell
  • Bryn Morley, 9, Bigfork

 

Boys’ 1600 Meters

  • Jonathon Eastwood, 12, Belgrade
  • Logan Morley, 11, Bigfork

 

Girls’ 800 Meters

  • Ellen Brooks, 11, Missoula
  • Keegan Day, 12, Billings

 

Boys’ 800 Meters

  • Karill Apedaile, 12, Missoula

 

Girls’ 400 Meters

  • Josey Smiedala, 12, Helena

 

Boys’ 400 Meters

  • Jadin Casey, 12, Missoula
  • Carlos Salcido, 12, Rock Springs

 

Girls’ 200 Meters

  • Hannah Porch, 12, Missoula
  • McKenzie Wingard, 11, Missoula

 

Boys’ 60-meter Hurdles

  • Cleet Wrzesinski, 10, Ennis

 

Boys’ 4×400 Meter Relay

  • Mountain West Youth Track Club ‘A’

 

Girls’ 4×200 Meter Relay

  • Mountain West Youth Track Club ‘A’

 

Boys’ Sprint Medley

  • Mountain West Youth Track Club ‘A’

 

Girls’ Pole Vault

  • Anna Capron, 10, Gillette
  • Ashlyn Erisman, 10, Gillette
  • Lily Joslin, 10, Cheyenne
  • Brooke Gordon, 11, Cody

 

Boys’ Pole Vault

  • Seth Sasser, 12, Helena
  • Chase Smith, 12, Helena

 

Girls’ Triple Jump

  • Carla Nicosia, 12, Colombia Falls

 

Girls’ Long Jump

  • Rachael McGree, 10 Butte
  • Hannah Kearns, 11, Missoula

 

Boys’ Long Jump

  • Jory Abelman, 11, Billings

 

Girls’ Shot Put

  • Halie Kananen, 11, Helena

 

Boys’ Shot Put

  • Austin Brentlinger, 12, Sheridan
  • Zayne Babbitt, 12, Clinton