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