Montana Athletes Qualify for 2019 Simplot Games Finals

For Immediate Release
Date: February 15, 2019
Contact: Nicholas Bringhurst (208) 417 9379

Montana Athletes Qualify for 2019 Simplot Games Finals

 Pocatello, Idaho – With a day and a half of successful qualifing heats and flights, many Montana athletes are expected to excel in the finals tomorrow.
Here is a list of Montana athletes to watch for in the finals.

  • Lauren Heggen, a junior from Missoula, was the only qualifier from Montana in the girls’ 60-meter hurdles and one of three for the girls’ triple jump. The final for the 60-meter hurdles will be at 1:08 p.m. and the final for the girls’ triple jump is at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Bradley Graves, a senior from Ballantine, qualified for the finals of the boys’ 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.47 seconds. The 60-meter hurdles final is at 1:23 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Natalie McCormick, a sophomore from Bozeman, qualified fifth in the girls’ 3200 meters. She will be joined by two other athletes from Montana in the finals at 3:40 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Alex Moore along with four other Montana athletes qualified in the girls’ 1600 meters finals at 1:55 p.m. on Saturday.

A full list of Montana qualifiers is at the end of the release.
More than 2,200 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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Montana Qualifiers
Boys’ 3200-Meter Run

  • Ben Perrin, 12, Lakeside
  • Gordon Gentry, 12, Great Falls

Girls’ 3200- Meter Run

  • Natalie McCormick, 10, Bozeman
  • Riley Moore, 10, Bozeman
  • Ellie Hull, 10, Bozeman

 Boys’ 1600-Meter Run

  • Griffin May, 11, Bozeman

Girls’ 1600-Meter Run

  • Alex Moore, 11, Bozeman
  • Terra Trom, 11, Bozeman
  • Makenna Edwards, 12, Missoula
  • Kylie Hartnett, 9, Helena
  • Grave Gilbreth, 10, Bozeman

Girls’ 800-Meter Run

  • Bridget Boyle, 12, Bozeman
  • Amelia Hartshorn, 10, Bozeman
  • Madison Edwards, 12, Missoula
  • Madi Provo, 12, Missoula

Girls’ 400-Meter Dash

  • Jenae Ramirez, 12, Rock Spring
  • Kezley Yeager, 11, Gillette
  • Mindy Russell, 11, Kinnear

Boys’ 200-Meter Dash

  • Cooper Craig, 11, Bozeman

Boys’ 60-Meter Dash

  • Austin Hernandez, 12, Ballintine

Boys’ 60-Meter Hurdles

  • Bradley Graves, 12, Ballantine
  • Chris Hust, 12, Silverdale

Girls’ 60-Meter Hurdles

  • Lauren Heggen, 11, Missoula

Girls’ 4×400-Meter Relay

  • Mountain West Track Club

Boys’ 4×200-Meter Relay

  • Mountain West Track Club

Boys’ Pole Vault

  • Jameson Slevin, 12, Bozeman
  • Kyzer Bair, 11, Bozeman
  • Wyatt Heringer, 12, Billings
  • Jon Tripp, 12, Billings

Boys’ High Jump

  • Bryson Muchmore, 11, Missoula
  • Trey Tintinger, 11, Helena

Girls’ High Jump

  • Delaney Bahn, 12, Bozeman

Girls’ Triple Jump

  • Lauren Heggen, 11, Missoula
  • Whitney Morrison, 11, Missoula
  • Ginny Kerr, 11, Helena

Boys’ Shot Put

  • Carter Hughes, 12, Sidney