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Payne Wylie, from Saskatchewan, Wins Boys’ 60-Meter Hurdles at 2018 Simplot Games
Pocatello, Idaho – Payne Wylie, a senior from Saskatchewan, won the boys’ 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.88 at the 2018 Simplot Games.
“Competing at the Simplot Games has been surreal for me as a Canadian hurdler,” Wylie said. “I am usually competing against one other guy or kids much younger than me.”
“I didn’t have the foot speed to be a sprinter when I was young, so I took up hurdles when I was 11,” Wylie said.
After graduating he wants to attend school in the United States at a Division 1 college and pursue a social work degree.
More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to participate in the 40th 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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