Montana athletes win medals at 2015 Simplot Games finals

For Immediate Release

Date: February 21, 2015

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Montana athletes win medals at 2015 Simplot Games finals

 

 

Pocatello, Idaho – Montana athletes gathered in Pocatello, Idaho, this weekend to compete in the 37th annual Simplot Games. Athletes from across the U.S., along with Canada, Mexico, and Australia also competed for medals. Chase Smith, a senior from Helena, led Montana athletes with his first place win in the boys’ pole vault with a vault of 15’4”.

 

Top athletes who medaled from Montana include:

  • Makena Morley, a senior from Bigfork, placed second in the girls’ 3200 meters with a time of 10:41.94. Morley finished behind Amelia Mazza-Downie, a sophomore from Melbourne, Australia.
  • Bryn Morley, a freshman from Bigfork, placed second in the girls’ 1600 meters with a time of 5:11.07.

 

A full list of Montana athletes who won medals 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.

 

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Girls’ 3200 Meters

  • 2nd, Makena Morley, 12, Bigfork (10:41.94)

 

Girls’ 1600 Meters

  • 2nd, Bryn Morley, 9, Bigfork (5:11.07)
  • 3rd, Annie Hill, 9, Kalispell (5:10.19)

 

Boys’ 1600 Meters

  • 6th, Jonathon Eastwood, 12, Belgrade (4:28.20)

 

Girls’ 800 Meters

  • 5th, Ellen Brooks, 11, Missoula (2:18.01)

 

Girls’ 4×200 Meter Relay

  • 6th, Mountain West Youth Track Club ‘A’ (1:46.82)

 

Boys’ Sprint Medley

  • 6th, Mountain West Youth Track Club ‘A’ (3:40.80)

 

Girls’ Pole Vault

  • 5th– Grace Slevin, 12, Bozeman (10’6”)

 

Boys’ Pole Vault

  • 1st, Chase Smith, 12, Helena (15’)

 

Boys’ Shot Put

  • 4th– Zayne Babbitt, 12, Clinton (55’3.5”)