Wyoming Athlete Breaks Meet Record at 2019 Simplot Games

For Immediate Release
Date: February 15, 2019
Contact: Nicholas Bringhurst (208) 417 9379
E-mail: media@simplotgames.com

Wyoming Athlete Breaks Meet Record at 2019 Simplot Games

Several Wyoming athletes top the medal stand this year

Pocatello, Idaho – At the close of the 41st Simplot Games, many Wyoming athletes were awarded medals for their hard work on Saturday. One even set a meet record.
Sydney Thorvaldson, a sophomore from Laramie, set a new meet record in the girls’ 3200 meters with a time of 10:19.05, and now holds the #1 time this year for U.S. High School athletes.
Other Wyoming athletes who placed first at the 2019 Simplot Games include:

  • Ashton Powell, a freshman from Cody, placed first in the girls’ 1600-meters Freshman race with a time of 5:29.09.
  • Broncs Track Club, from Sheridan, Wyoming, won the boys’ 4×200-meter relay with a time of 1:30.66.

A full list of Wyoming medalists is at the end of the release.
More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand to participate in the 41st 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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Wyoming Medalists
Girls’ 3200- Meter Run

  • 1st-Sydney Thorvaldson, 10, Laramie

Boys’ 1600-Meter Run

  • 2nd– Asefa Wetzel, 12, Afton
  • 3rd– Peter Visser, 10, Afton

Girls’ 1600-Meter Run

  • 6th– Riley Smith, 10, Cody

Girls’ Freshman 1600-Meter Run

  • 1st– Ashton Powell, 9, Cody

Girls’ 1600 Sprint Medley

  • 6th– Rock Springs

Boys’ 200-Meter Dash

  • 3rd– Wyatt Moore, 12, Afton
  • 6th– Donovan Hoffman, 11, Gillette

Girls’ 4×400-Meter Relay

  • 5th– Bolts Track Club A

Boys’ 4×200-Meter Relay

  • 1stBroncs Track Club

Boys’ 4×400-Meter Relay

  • 2nd-Broncs Track Club
  • 4th-Evanston Red Devils

Girls 4×800 Meter Relay

  • 4th– Lone Peak Track ‘A’

Boys 4×800 Meter Relay

  • 3rd -Broncs Track Club ‘A’

Girls’ Shot Put

  • 3rd– Lauryn Love, 10, Gillette
  • 4th– Kaitlyn Migneault, 11, Cheyenne

Boys’ Shot Put

  • 5th-Ryan Kienzle, 12, Gillette