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