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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