Utah Athletes Shine at 2017 Simplot Games Preliminaries

For Immediate Release

Date February 17, 2017

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Utah Athletes Shine at 2017 Simplot Games Preliminaries

Pocatello, Idaho – After a day and a half of exciting preliminaries, Utah athletes were the top qualifiers in seven separate events at Simplot Games. In a show of the state’s distance depth, the Beehive state placed 22 of 36 qualifiers in the boys’ 1600 meters. Here are some highlights:

Grace Ping, an eighth grader from Park City, qualified for finals with the top time of 10:51.04 in the girls’ 3200 meters. Ping will race on Saturday at 3:25 p.m.

Casey Clinger, a senior from American Fork, secured the top qualifying spot in the boys’ 3200 meters with a time of 9:22.69. He will compete in the finals on Saturday at 3:40 p.m. in an attempt to break the Simplot Games record.

Casey Clinger- Photo by H. Michael Roberts

In the girls’ 4×400-meter relay, Team Provo A had the top qualifying time of 4:03.78, pushing them on to finals. They will compete at 3:55 p.m.

Utah boys dominated the qualifying spots in the boys’ 1600 meters, securing 22 of the 36. Haden Penrod, a senior from Springville, finished in the first place spot with a time of 4:23.10.

Hunter Woodhall, a senior from West Point, secured the top qualifying spot in the boys’ 400-meter dash with a time of 50.49. He will compete in the same event at 2:21 p.m. and the boys’ 4×400-meter relay at 4:10 p.m. on Saturday. Woodhall took silver in the 200 and bronze in the 400 in the T43 classification at the Paralympics Games in Rio this summer.

With a time of 6.29, Dallin Draper, a junior from Lehi, finished first among the qualifiers in the boys’ 60-meter dash. Draper will compete in the same event on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

In the girls’ 800-meter run, Kate Hunter, a senior from Provo, took the top qualifying spot with a time of 2:17.83. She will compete at 2:28 p.m. on Saturday.

All events on Saturday are finals. A list of all Utah athletes who qualified 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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Grace Ping- Photo by H. Michael Roberts

Hunter Woodhall – Photo by H. Michael Roberts

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Utah qualifiers include (name, year in school, city):

Boys 3200

  • Casey Clinger, 12, American Fork
  • Ryan Raff, 11, Lehi
  • Garrett Barton, 12, Ogden
  • Michael Hinckley, 12, Lehi
  • Denver Perry, 12, Ogden
  • Nate Osterstock, 12, Holladay
  • Camren Todd, 12, Kaysville
  • Travis Feeny, 12, Ogden
  • Haydon Cooper, 12, Spanish Fork

 

Girls 3200

  • Grace Ping, 8, Park City
  • Aubrey Argyle, 12, Kaysville
  • Alison Pray, 12, Salem
  • Shanee Harris, 10, Brigham City
  • Camille Wirthlin, 11, Spanish Fork
  • Kate Richardson, 10, Syracuse
  • Claire Mantz, 12, Smithfield

 

Boys 1600

  • Haden Penrod, 12, Springville
  • Talon Hull, 12, Pleasant View
  • Patrick Parker, 12, American Fork
  • Josh Leatham, 11, Bountiful
  • McKay Johns, 12, American Fork
  • Adam Wood, 12, Herriman
  • Frasie Williamson, 12, Kaysville
  • Conner Cox, 12, Holden
  • Grant Gardner, 10, Springville
  • Jaiden Melendrez, 12, St. George
  • Brigham Halverson, 12, Kaysville
  • Brennan Benson, 11, Orem
  • Jacob Vaughan, 12, Kaysville
  • Seth Stromberg, 11, Kaysville
  • Ethan Matz, 12, Riverton
  • Britton Jordan, 12, Layton
  • Dalton Brems, 10, American Fork
  • Zack DeGraw, 12, Holladay
  • Jason Davis, 10, Woods Cross
  • Connor Jones, 11, Kaysville
  • Jared Suruky, 11, Orem
  • Parker Steadman, 12, Lehi

 

Girls 1600

  • Ally Geisler, 12, Kaysville
  • Sam Hollingsworth, 12, American Fork
  • Miah Weaver, 12, Kaysville
  • Kaitlin Struthers, 12, Lehi
  • Lexi Wright, 11, American Fork
  • McKenna Lee, 11, Pleasant View
  • Sara Musselman, 12, American Fork
  • Rebekah Christensen, 12, Orem
  • Haley Tanne, 11, Pleasant Grove
  • Mica Rivera, 11, Riverton
  • Kalii Caldwell, 10, Ogden
  • Alicia Halverson, 10, Kaysville
  • Megan Bartholomew, 12, Lehi
  • Katie Duckworth, 11, Holladay
  • Hannah Branch, 12, Draper
  • Jenna Connell, 12, Kaysville

 

Boys 800 Meters

  • Heston Andersen, 12, Spanish Fork
  • Jima Rout, 11, Holladay
  • Dylan Tidwell, 10, South Jordan
  • Brandon Williams, 11, Lehi
  • Joseph Corbridge, 10, American Fork
  • Kaden Taylor, 12, Woods Cross

 

Girls 800 Meters

  • Kate Hunter, 12, Provo
  • Emily Stowers, 11, Lehi
  • Kiana Campbell, 11, Spanish Fork
  • Madi Moffitt, 11, Lehi
  • Amria Farnsworth, 12, Woods Cross
  • Linnea Brady, 12, Spanish Fork

 

Boys 400 Meters

  • Hunter Woodhall, 12, West Point
  • Kam Radebaugh, 10, Lehi
  • Mussa Mahitula, 12, Holladay
  • Dominic Bentil, 11, Highland
  • Kelton Johnson, 12, Kaysville
  • Brady Waldron, 12, Orem
  • Turner Koyle, 11, Lehi

 

Girls 400 Meters

  • Emily Ellis, 11, Highland
  • Meghan Hunter, 10, Provo
  • Becky Swanson, 11, Kaysville
  • Krista Farley, 11, Pleasant View
  • Grace Wunderli, 10, Lehi

 

Boys 200 Meters

  • Dallin Draper, 11, Lehi
  • Nathan Mumford, 11, American Fork
  • Landon Maxfield, 12, Lehi
  • Dominic Bentil, 11, Highland

 

Girls 200 Meters

  • Emily Ellis, 11, Highland
  • Jaslyn Gardner, 11, Santa Clara
  • Brianna Powell, 12, Brighton
  • Brinn Jensen, 12, Lehi

 

Boys 60 Meters

  • Dallin Draper, 11, Lehi
  • William Prettyman, 10, West Valley City
  • Luke Arkell, 11, Highland
  • Seth Rosier, 12, Pleasant View

 

Girls 60 Meters

  • Jaslyn Gardner, 11, Santa Clara
  • Starlee Woodbury, 11, Santa Clara
  • Brinn Jensen, 12, Lehi
  • Kate Kranz, 11, Lehi

 

Boys 60 Meter Hurdles

  • Joshua Thomas, 12, Richfield
  • Tanner Kutterer, 12, West Point
  • Caleb Kamalu, 11, Kaysville
  • Zach Olsen, 11, Kaysville
  • Andrew Simonsen, 11, Kaysville
  • Spencer James, 11, Spanish Fork

 

Girls 60 Meter Hurdles

  • Katrina Broadhead, 11, Layton
  • Paige Young, 12, Lehi
  • Ruby Jane Matthewson, 12, Kaysville

 

Boys 4×200 Meter Relay

  • Gold Medal Athletics ‘A’, Lehi
  • David Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville
  • Gold Medal Athletics ‘B’, Lehi

 

Girls 4×200 Meter Relay

  • Box Elder High School ‘A’, Brigham City
  • Syracuse Track Club ‘A’, Syracuse

 

Boys 4×400 Meter Relay

  • Syracuse Track Club ‘A’, Syracuse
  • Davis Track Club ‘B’, Kaysville
  • Davis Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville

 

Girls 4×400 Meter Relay

  • Team Provo ‘A’, Provo
  • Davis Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville
  • Olympus ‘A’, Holladay
  • Davis Track Club ‘B’, Kaysville

 

Boys Sprint Medley Relay

  • Gold Medal Athletics ‘A’, Lehi
  • Timpanogos ‘A’, Orem
  • Olympus ‘A’, Holladay
  • Davis Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville

 

Girls Sprint Medley Relay

  • Davis Track Club ‘A’, Kaysville
  • Olympus ‘A’, Holladay
  • Davis Track Club ‘B, Kaysville

 

Boys Pole Vault

  • Hayden Hoglund, 12, Logan

 

Girls Pole Vault

  • Ashley Taylor, 12, Kaysville
  • Camilla Moses, 12, West Point

 

Boys High Jump

  • Andrew Simonsen, 11, Kaysville
  • Xakai Harry, 11, Kaysville
  • Dallin Bingham, 12, Hyrum
  • Joshua Thomas, 12, Richfield
  • Owen Mitchell, 12, Pleasant Grove

 

Girls High Jump

  • Eden Richards, 12, Orem
  • Ginger Nelson, 12, Lehi

 

Boys Long Jump

  • Justin Harmon, 12, American Fork
  • Joshua Hartvigsen, 10, West Valley City
  • Xakai Harry, 11, Kaysville
  • Joshua Thomas, 12, Richfield
  • Dylan Clements, 12, Cedar City
  • William Prettyman, 10, West Valley City

 

Girls Long Jump

  • Jentry Skidmore, 12, West Point

 

Boys Triple Jump

  • Dylan Clements, 12, Cedar City

 

Girls Shot Put

  • Darcy Allen, 12, South Jordan
  • Mary Page, 11, Kaysville
  • Miley Houghton, 11, Salem Hills

 

Boys Shot Put

  • Kayden White, 12, West Point
  • Eli Beard, 12, Kaysville
  • Easton Payne, 11, Tremonton
  • Caleb Rogers, 12, Riverton
  • Talin Mortensen, 12, Salem
  • Hunter Mortensen, 12, Salem