Utah Athletes Excel at Simplot Games

Utah Athletes Excel at Simplot Games
Feeny sets new meet record in 1600 meters 
Pocatello, Idaho- During Saturday’s final events at Simplot Games, top high school track and field athletes from all over the nation competed for the top spots. Three meet records were broken, and among them was Sarah Feeny, a senior from Ogden, who broke a 14-year-old meet record in the girls 1600 meters with a time of 4:46.97.
“I knew what I needed to run to set the record,” said Feeny. “I’ve been thinking about this for a long time.”
Feeny came to the Games defending her title in the 1600 meters.
“I had won once before so the other girls knew who I was, but that just gave me more confidence to win because I’d already done it before.” Feeny will run cross-country and track for University of Utah next year.
In the girls 3200 meters, five Utah athletes took the top six places, which was led by Kenzie Morley, a senior for Kaysville, who took second with a time of 10:35.19.
“I was short of first place by one second,” said Morley. “But hey, second is great too.”
Taylor Cox, a senior from Kaysville, took second place in the girls 800 with a time of 2:13.74.
Kaysha Love, a sophomore from Harriman, placed third in the 200 meters with a time of 24.84.
On the boys’ side, Davis Track Club ‘A’, from Kaysville, took first place with a time of 8:06.04. The team consisted of Logan Mackay, sophomore, Josh Ward, sophomore, Stockton Smith, junior, and Colter Blanchard, sophomore.
In the 400 meters, Michael Bluth, a senior from Riverton, took second with a time of 48.98, just 0.07 seconds behind the first place finisher.
For a complete list of the 26 final results of Utah athletes see below:
Boys 3200 meters
3rd– Conner Mantz, 11, Smithfield
6th– Conner McMillan, 12, American Fork
Girls 3200 meters
2nd– Kenzie Weir, 12, Kaysville
3rd– Miranda O’very, 11, Logan
4th– Mary Christensen, 11 Orem
5th– Tavia Dutson, 12, Sandy
6th– Ashley Tyndall, 12, Kaysville
Boys 1600 meters
6th– Josh Collins, 11, Midway
Girls 1600 meters
1st– Sarah Feeny, 12, Ogden
4th– Hannah Malone, 12, Logan
6th– Kashley Carter, 11, Nephi
Boys 800 meters
4th– Samuel Sorenson, 12, Orem
Girls 800 meters
2nd– Taylor Cox
Boys 400 meters
2nd– Michael Bluth, 12, Riverton
6th– Trevor Leavitt, 12, Kaysville
Girls 200 meters
3rd– Kaysha Love, 10, Harriman
Boys 4×200 relay
6th– Wildcat Track Club
Girls 4×400 relay
6th– Riverton ‘A’, Riverton
Boys 4×800 meter relay
1st– Davis Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville
5th– Wildcat Track Club ‘A’
Girls 4×800 meter relay
3rd– Top of Utah Track Club ‘A’
4th– Davis Track Club ‘A’
Boys 1600 sprint medley
3rd– Davis Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville
Girls 1600 sprint medley
3rd– Davis Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville
6th– Davis Track Club ‘B’
Boys high jump
5th– Trevor Bursach, 12, Lehi
More than 1,900 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico to participate in the 36th 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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