Shane Dillon of Winnipeg, Canada wins boys’ 800 meters at 2015 Simplot Games: Slagowski of Boise, Idaho finishes second

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February 21, 2015
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Shane Dillon of Winnipeg, Canada wins boys’ 800 meters at 2015 Simplot Games

Shane Dillon

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

Pocatello, Idaho – Shane Dillon, a senior from Winnipeg, Manitoba, won the boys’ 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.50 at the 2015 Simplot Games. Michael Slagowski of Boise, Idaho, represented YMCA Team Idaho and finished second with a time of 1:53.98.
Dillon represents Stride Ahead Tough Track, and made his first trip to Simplot Games this year, coming all the way from Canada to compete.
Although he wasn’t feeling on his game during warm ups, Dillon was able to pull it together to get his first place finish. He also had to adjust to the wooden track, having never competed on one before.
“I really wanted to win this race,” he said, “I wasn’t going to let anyone pass me.”
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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