THREE UTAH ATHLETES SET NEW MEET RECORDS & RECORD #1 TIMES IN THE NATION

Pocatello, Idaho – After three days of competition, Utah athletes outperformed and outlasted their competitors in the finals of the 2024 Simplot Games. 

Three Utah athletes made history, breaking meet records and setting the #1 times in the United States for their respective events. Those athletes include JoJo Jourdon (Salt Lake City; boys’ 1600 meters), Daniel Simmons (American Fork; boys’ 3200-meters), and Jane Herdengren (Orem; girls’ 3200 meters).

With Herdengren leading the group, Utah girls secured five out six top spots in the 3200-meter run. Avalon Mecham (American Fork), Mya Oyler (Riverton), Alayna Wardle (Harriman), and Sienna Barton (Ogden) rounded out the group.

Simmons led the Utah boys in the 3200-meter run, matching the girls by landing five out of the top six podium spots. Ben Jaster (American Fork), Kaden Evans (American Fork), Austin Westfall (Orem), and Corbin Randall (Riverton) all earned medals.

To round out the afternoon, Utah boys dominated all six medal spots in the 800-meter run. Those athletes included winner Noah Nielson (American Fork), Ryker Bement (American Fork), Luke Horner (Riverton), Colton Scharmann (Ogden), Dillon Elliott (Salt Lake City), and Brennon Koldewyn (Woods Cross).

Lily Alder of Orem won the girls’ 800-meter run.

In field events, Dominic Overby (West Jordan) took 1st place in the boys’ long jump and medaled in two other events today. Cami Cvitkovich (Eden) earned the gold medal in girls’ high jump.

A full list of Utah top six finishers is at the end of the release.

More than 2,000 athletes from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia are participating in the 44th 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 ICCU Dome in Pocatello, Idaho.

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Girls’ 800-meter

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Alder, LilyOrem
Glazier, KenideeKanab

Girls’ 1600-meters

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Favero, AdriaSalt Lake City

Girls’ Freshman 1600-meters

Girls’ 3200-meters

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Bahr, SophieAmerican Fork
Jensen, SkyeAmerican Fork
Awtwater, HaileyWest Haven
Smith, ShayAmerican Fork
ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Hedengren, JaneOrem
Mecham, AvalonAmerican Fork
Barton, SiennaOgden
Wardle, AlaynaHerriman
Oyler, MyaRiverton

Girls’ Long Jump

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Taylor, DenasjaWest Valley City

Girls’ 4×400-meter Relay

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
T-Birds xcOrem
HighlandSalt Lake City

Girls’ 4×800-meter Relay

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Davis Track ClubKaysville
HerrimanHerriman
Viking Track ClubPleasant Grove

Girls’ 200-meter Dash

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Wright, SabrinaSalt Lake City

Girls’ 400-meter Dash

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Anderson, BriaOrem

Girls’ Pole Vault

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Germanov, NatalieRiverton
Jeppson, LucyRiverton
Ward, MonetRiverton

Girls’ High Jump

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Cvitkovich, CamiEden
Gray, PreselyAmerican Fork

Girls’ Shot Put

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Baker, ClaraPleasant Grove
Honsvick, MorganMapleton

Girls’ 1600 Sprint Medley Relay

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
TimpanogosOrem

Boys’ 1600-meters

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Jourdon, JojoSalt Lake City
Bradshaw, BenAmerican Fork
Steadman, WilliamHerriman
Hofheins, MaxHerriman

Boys’ 3200-meters

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Simmons, DanielAmerican Fork
Jaster, BenAmerican Fork
Evans, KadenAmerian Fork
Westfall, AustinOrem
Randall, CorbinRiverton

Boys’ 60-meter dash

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Overby, DominicWest Jordan

Boys’ 200-meter dash

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Overby, DominicWest Jordan

Boys’ 400-meter dash

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Jensen, BodeFarmington
Garrett, BroganMountain Green
Larsen, NikPleasant Grove

Boys’ 800-meter dash

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Nielson, NoahAmerican Fork
Bement, RykerAmerican Fork
Horner, LukeRiverton
Scharmann, ColtonOgden
Elliott, DillonSalt Lake City
Koldewyn, BrennonWoods Cross

Boys’ 4×800-meter relay

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
HerrimanHerriman
Layton Track ClubLayton

Boys’ High Jump

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Bourgeous, DavidTremonton
Bennette, CasheKaysville

Boys’ 60-meter Hurdles

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Hamblin, JoshuaNorth Ogden
Howard, NathanOrem
Spanheimer, DenverPayson

Boys’ Freshman 1600-yard Dash

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Hazard, JefferySouth Jordan

Boys’ Pole Vault

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Wightman, AdamRiverton

Boys’ Long Jump

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Egbert, BrevinSmithfield
Overby, DominicWest Jordan
Brooks, ColeWoods Cross

Boys’ 1600 Sprint Medley Relay

ATHLETE NAMELOCATION
Farmtown Track ‘A’Farmington
Woods Cross ‘A’Woods Cross