Utah Athletes Qualify to Simplot Games Finals

For Immediate Release

Date February 16, 2018

Contact: Katie Damron (208) 220-5307

E-mail: media@simplotgames.com


Utah Athletes Qualify to Simplot Games Finals


Pocatello, Idaho—By the end of the second day of the 2018 Simplot Games, Utah athletes solidified their reputation as being fierce competitors. Many of those athletes will have the opportunity to compete in finals tomorrow.


Athletes to watch in finals:


  • Ryan Raff, a senior from Lehi, took the first spot in qualifiers for the boys’ 3200-meter run. He will look to take first during finals at 3:40 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Sadie Sargent, a senior from Coalville, took the second qualifying position in the girls’ 1600-meter run. She will compete in finals on Saturday at 1:55 p.m.
  • Bronson Winter, a senior from Farr West, locked the first qualifying spot in the boys’ 1600-meter run finals. Winter will look to hold his first place position in the finals on Saturday at 2:05 p.m.
  • Dallin Draper, a senor from Orem, secured the first qualifying position in boys’ 200-meter dash. He will look to keep his top position in the finals on Saturday at 1:47 p.m.
  • Jace Jensen, a junior from Bountiful, and Dominic Bentil, a senior from Highland, took the first and second qualifying positions in the boys’ 400-meter dash, respectively. Both athletes will compete in the final race at 2:21 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Brandon Williams, a senior from Orem, locked the first qualifying position in the boys’ 800-meter run. Williams will look to place first during finals on Saturday at 2:37 p.m.
  • Dallin Draper, a senior from Orem, and Braiden Ivie, a sophomore from Orem, took the first and third qualifying spots in boys’ 60-meter dash, respectively. Both will compete in finals on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
  • Madison Moffit, a senior from Orem, secured the third qualifying spot in the girls’ 800-meter run. She will compete in the final race on Saturday at 2:28 p.m.

Below is a complete list of qualifying Utah athletes.



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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Boys 3200-meter race

Ryan Raff, 12, Lehi

Curt Crossley, 12, Roy

Aidan Troutner, 12, Springville

Roberto Porras, 12, Holladay

Jensen Lambert, 12, Cedar City


Girls 3200-meter race

Karli Branch, 12, Draper

Ellie Lundgreen, 11, Kaysville

Kiana Campbell, 12, Spanish Fork

Shanee Harris, 11, Brigham City

Trisha Thompson, 9, Bountiful

Kalii Caldwell, 11, Ogden


Girls 4×200-meter relay

Lone Peak Track Club


Girls 1600-meter race

Sadie Sargent, 12, Coalville

Abby Jensen, 11, Saratoga Springs

Alexis Wright, 12, American Fork

Carlee Hansen, 9, Woods Cross

McKenna Lee, 12, Pleasant View

Mica Rivera, 12, Riverton

Anna Martin, 10, Lehi

Katie Duckworth, 12, Hollday

Annicka Perry, 12, Spanish Fork

Nicole Sheridan, 12, Pleasant Grove

Haley Tanne, 12, Pleasant Grove

Laurie Murphy, 11, Bountiful

Alicia Halverson, 11, Kaysville

Bonita Gray, 9, Ogden

Michelle Christian, 11, Woods Cross

AnnaBeth Templeman, 9, Springville

Camille Wirthlin, 12, Spanish Fork

Faith Wagstaff, 12, Woods Cross

Boys 1600-meter race

Bronson Winter, 12, Farr West

Caleb Armstrong, 11, Hurricane

Jason Davis, 11, Woods Cross

Zach Winter, 12 Farr West

Jacob Hansen, 12, Woods Cross

Devin Pancake, 12, Springville

Brandon Garnica, 12, Springville

Dalton Brems, 11, American Fork

Logan Anderson, 12, Eagle Mountain

Ammon Brock, 12, Springville

Grayson Walker, 12, Saratoga Springs

Colby Hamson, 12, Tremonton

Garrett DiReda, 10, Kaysville

Carson Clinger, 11, American Fork

Addison Hedges, 12, Pleasant View

Caleb Garnica, 12, Springville

Jared Suruky, 12, Orem

Bridger Altice, 11, Layton

Jared Hogan, 11, Kaysville

Eric, Christen, 11, Pleasant Grove


Boys 4×400-meter relay

Davis Track Club


Boys high jump

Jarom Smith, 11, American Fork

Andrew Simonson, 12, Kaysville

Xakai Harry, 12, Kaysville

Kale Thomas, 10, Kaysville


Girls Long Jump

Brittany Cardall, 11, West Point

Taye Raymond, 10, Orem


Girls 4×400-meter relay



Girls pole vault

Hannah Stetler, 10, South Jordan

Lexi Wightman, 12, West Point


Boys 200-meter dash

Dallin Draper, 12, Orem

Dominic Bentil, 12, Highland

Porter Ellis, 11, Highland

Sean Holloway, 12, Springville

Nathan Kaufusi, 11, Orem


Girls high jump

Eva Westenskow, 12, Layton


Girls 200-meter dash

Emily Ellis, 12, Highland

Brittany Cardall, 11, West Point

Kayla Butterfield, 11, Herriman


Boys 60-meter hurdles

Andrew Simonsen, 12, Kaysville

Caleb Kamalu, 12, Kaysville


Boys 400-meter dash

Jace Jensen, 11, Bountiful

Dominic Bentil, 12, Highland

Joshua Taylor, 11, Lehi

Richard Jackson, 12, Highland


Girls 400-meter dash

Meghan Hunter, 11, Provo

Emily Ellis, 12, Highland

Jasie York, 11, Orem


Boys long jump

William Prettyman, 11, West Valley City

Joshua Hartvigsen, 11, West Valley City

Allan Ahanonu, 12, West Jordan

Xakai Harry, 12, Kaysville


Boys 800-meter run

Brandon Williams, 12, Orem

Joseph Corbridge, 11, American Fork

Jima Rout, 12, Holladay

CJ Rees, 12, Kaysville

Dylan Tidwell, 11, South Jordan

Spencer Van Ausdal, 12, Salem Hills

Mitchell Clove, 11, Kaysville

Nate Sheffield, 11, Kaysville

Creed Robertson, 10, Provo

Jackson Dymond, 10, Holladay


Girls triple jump

Brittany Cardall, 11, West Point


Boys 60-meter dash

Dallin Draper, 12, Orem

Braiden Ivie, 10, Orem

William Prettyman, 11, West Valley City

Nathan Kaufusi, 11, Orem


Girls shot put

Miley Houghton, 12, Salem Hills


Girls 800-meter run

Madison Moffit, 12, Orem

Abby Rasmussen, 11, Holladay

Tess McInelly, 12, Spanish Fork

Liza Greene, 12, Park City

Emily Stowers, 12, Lehi

Sage Chatterton, 12, Holladay

Ashley Rookstool, 11, Spanish Fork


Boys 1600 sprint medley


Syracuse Track Club

Bountiful High School

Girls 1600 spring medley

Lone Peak Track Club


Bountiful High School