Utah Athletes Shine at 2017 Simplot Games by Setting Two Meet Records

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Date February 18, 2017

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Utah Athletes Shine at 2017 Simplot Games by Setting Two Meet Records


Pocatello, Idaho – Utah athletes made their mark at the 2017 Simplot Games, taking home two meet records and sweeping the boys’ 1600 meters on their way to winning seven events in total. Here are the highlights:


Talon Hull, a senior from Pleasant View, set a new meet record in the boys’ 1600 meters with a time of 4:08.78 while leading a Utah sweep of the medal stand. Patrick Parker, a senior from American Fork, was in the lead for most of the race until the last lap when Hull gave it a final kick. Parker came in second with a time of 4:09.95, followed by McKay Johns, a senior from American Fork; Haden Penrod, a senior from Springville; Grant Gardner, a sophomore from Springville; and Adam Wood, a senior from Herriman.


Casey Clinger, a senior from American Fork, set a new meet record in the 3200 meters with a time of 8:54.97. Last year he broke the meet record, but so did competitor Garek Bielaczyc who edged him out in the final lap to capture the new meet record of 8:57.03. Clinger came home with the official record this year, beating the record by over 2 seconds.


Hunter Woodhall, a senior from West Point running with Syracuse Track Club, won the boys 400 meters with a time of 49.07. Woodhall took silver in the 200 and bronze in the 400 in the T43 classification at the Paralympics Games in Rio this summer.


The Syracuse Track Club left the crowd stunned as they fought from behind to win the boys’ 4×400 relay, finishing with a time of 3:23.85. The team consists of Tanner Kutterer, senior, Trevor Burrell, sophomore, Nathan Kaufusi, sophomore, and Woodhall on the anchor leg.


Kate Hunter, a senior from Provo, overcame a crowded field that initially boxed her in to outlast the competition and win the girls’ 800 meters with a time of 2:10.75.


Dallin Draper, a junior from Lehi, won the boys’ 60-meter dash. Draper crossed the finish line with a time of 6.86, just .02 seconds in front of the second place runner, Myles Webb of Glendale, Calif.


Gold Medal Athletics, also from Lehi, won the boys’ sprint medley relay.  Juniors Turner Koyle and Brandon Williams and seniors Mark Rockwood and Gabe Stock ran the medley relay in 3:37.10, earning them the top spot on the podium. The medley relay includes legs of 400, 200, 200, and 800 meters.


A list of Utah medallists is included below.


More than 2,200 athletes came from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to participate in the 39th 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 60 Meter Dash

1st, Dallin Draper, 11, Lehi

Boys 200 Meter Dash

2nd, Dallin Draper,11, Lehi

3rd, Dominic Bentil, 11, Highland

Girls 200 Meter Dash

6th, Emily Ellis, 11, Highland

Boys 400 Meter Dash

1st, Hunter Woodhall, 12, West Point

4th, Kam Radebaugh, 10, Lehi

5th, Mussa Mahitula, 12, Holladay

Girls 400 Meter Dash

4th, Meghan Hunter, 10, Provo

5th, Emily Ellis, 11, Highland

Boys 800 Meter Run

2nd, Heston Andersen, 12, Spanish Fork

Girls 800 Meter Run

1st, Kate Hunter, 12, Provo

Boys 1600 Meter Run

1st, Talon Hull, 12, Pleasant Grove

2nd, Patrick Parker, 12, American Fork

3rd, McKay Johns, 12, American Fork

4th, Haden Penrod, 12, Springville

5th, Grant Gardner, 10, Springville

6th, Adam Wood, 12, Herriman

Girls 1600 Meter Run

3rd, Sammy Hollingsworth, 12, American Fork

5th, Sara Musselman, 12, American Fork

Boys 3200 Meter Run

1st, Casey Clinger, 12, American Fork

2nd, Garrett Barton,12, Ogden

3rd, Travis Feeny, 12, Ogden

5th, Haydon Cooper, 12, Spanish Fork

Girls 3200 Meter Run

3rd, Grace Ping, 8, Park City

4th, Aubrey Argyle, 12, Kaysville

5th, Kate Richardson, 10, Syracuse

Boys 1600 Medley Relay

1st, Gold Medal Athletics, Lehi

3rd, Davis Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville

5th, Olympus, Holladay

6th, Timpanogos, Orem

Girls 1600 Medley Relay

2nd, Davis Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville

3rd, Gold Medal Athletics, Lehi

Boys 4 x 200 Relay

6th, Gold Medal Athletics ‘A’, Lehi

Boys 4 x 400 Relay

1st, Syracuse Track Club, West Point

4th, Davis Track Club, Kaysville

Girls 4 x 400 Relay

2nd, Team Provo, Provo

4th, Davis Track Club, Kaysville

Boys 4 x 800 Relay

2nd, Davis Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville

3rd, Olympus, Holladay

4th, Wildcat Track Club, Woods Cross

Girls 4 x 800 Relay

2nd, Davis Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville

3rd, Viking Track Club, Bountiful

4th, Maple Mountain Track Club, Spanish Fork

5th, Davis Track Club ‘B’, Kaysville

Boys Shot Put

3rd, Talin Mortensen, 12, Salem

Boys High Jump

3rd, Xakai Harry, 11, Kaysville

5th, Joshua Thomas, 12, Richfield

6th, Owen Mitchell, 12, Pleasant Grove

Girls High Jump

4th, Eden Richards, 12, Orem

6th, Ginger Nelson, 12, Lehi

Boys Long Jump

2nd, Xakai Harry, 11, Kaysville

4th, William Prettyman, 10, West Valley City