Utah Athletes qualify for 2019 Simplot Games Finals
Pocatello, Idaho – Utah athletes have brought their game faces to the 2019 Simplot Games. After two days of intense practice and competition, Utah athletes look to medal in multiple events.
Many Utah athletes have excelled at Simplot Games. Here is a list of a few Utah athletes to watch for in the finals.
Brittany Cardall, a senior from Lehi, was the only Utah athlete to qualify for the girls’ 200-meter dash finals. Her time was 26.01 seconds. She will compete on Saturday at 9 a.m.
Adi Nielson, a sophomore from Lehi, qualified first in the girls’ 400-meter dash with a time of 59.1 seconds. She will compete on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Karli Branch, a senior from Draper, qualified fourth in the girls’ 3200 meters. Branch, who has signed with the University of Utah, will compete in finals on Saturday at 3:40 p.m.
Jace Jensen, a senior from Bountiful, qualified for the 400-meter dash finals on Saturday with a time of 49.59 seconds. Jensen has the possibility of breaking his personal best time of 48.77 seconds.
Utah athletes dominated the distance events. Eleven athletes qualified for the 3200 meters and 48 qualified for the 1600 meters.
A full list of Utah qualifiers is at the end of the release.
More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand to participate in the 41st 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.