Montana Athletes Shine At 2017 Simplot Games

For Immediate Release

Date February 18, 2017

Contact: Katie Damron (208) 220-5307




Montana Athletes Shine At 2017 Simplot Games


Pocatello, Idaho – Athletes from Montana made their mark on 2017 Simplot Games by medaling after two and a half days of competition.


Here are some of the standouts:


  • Dawson LaRance, a senior from Billings, won the boys’ 800 meters with a time of 1:54.60.
  • Annie Hill, a junior from Kalispell, won the girls’ 3200 meters with a time of 10:44.21, and Camila Noe, a junior from Kalispell, placed second with a time of 10:44.51.
  • Cleet Wrzesinski, a senior from Baker, placed second in the boys’ 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.17 seconds.
  • Jacob Grinwis, a senior from Bozeman, placed third in the boys’ 800 meters with a time of 1:55.86.
  • Delaney Bahn, a sophomore from Bozeman, placed third in girls’ high jump with a mark of 5’7”.


Below is a complete list of the finalists from Montana:


Boys 60 Meter Hurdles

2nd, Cleet Wrzesinski, 12, Baker


Boys 800 Meter Run

1st, Dawson LaRance, 12, Billings

3rd, Jacob Grinwis, 12, Bozeman


Boys 3200 Meter Run

4th, Chase Equall, 12, Bozeman


Girls 3200 Meter Run

1st, Annie Hill, 11, Kalispell

2nd, Camila Noe, 11, Bozeman


Girls 4 x 400 Relay

6th, Mountain West Youth Track Club, Missoula



Girls 4 x 800 Relay

6th, Bozeman Distance Project ‘B’, Bozeman


Boys Shot Put

6th, Blade Miller, 12, Billings


Boys Pole Vault

2nd, Garrison Hughes, 11, Sidney


Girls Pole Vault

5th, Katrina Terry, 12, Billings


Girls High Jump

3rd, Delaney Bahn, 10, Bozeman

5th, Camille Landon, 12, Bozeman






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.


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