Wyoming Athletes Earn Medals at 2016 Simplot Games

For Immediate Release

Date February 19, 2016

Contact: Melissa Lee (702) 461-2975

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Wyoming Athletes Earn Medals at 2016 Simplot Games

Pocatello, IdahoAthletes from Wyoming fight to stay in the race at 2016 Simplot Games. Although every athlete gave it their all, there were some performance that stood out.

Wyoming teams had a strong showing in both the boys’ and girls’ 4×400-meter relay.

Campbell County High School boys relay team from Gillette rushed their competitors by taking first place in their relay. Those competitors included Laramie Tracc Club (4th) from Laramie and Kelly Walsh Indoor (5th) from Casper.

The Wyoming girls’ relay teams also showed up to compete this weekend. Casper Natrona ‘A’ (4th) from Casper and Campbell County High School (5th) both took home medals from the Games.

More than 2,100 athletes have come from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to participate in the 38th 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 finishers include (name, year in school, city):

Boys’ 3200 meters

6th – Chris Henry, 12, Laramie

Boys 1600 meters

6th – Brody Smith, 12, Cody

Boys’ 4×200 relay

5th – Campbell County High School, Gillette

Boys’ 4×400 relay

1st – Campbell County High School, Gillette

4th – Laramie Tracc Club, Laramie

5th – Kelly Walsh Indoor, Casper

Girls’ 4×400 relay

4th – Casper Natrona ‘A’, Casper

5th – Campbell County High School ‘A’, Gillette

Boys’ 4×800-meter relay

4th – Riverton ‘A’

6th– Cheyenne Central Indians ‘A’

Girls’ 4×800-meter relay

56h– Cheyenne Central Indians ‘A’

Girls’ Pole Vault

5th Lily Joslin, 11, Gillette

Girls’ High Jump

6th– Lauren Taubert, 12, Casper

6thKaitlin Barnes, 11, Casper

6thAnissa Warner, 12, Cody

Boys’ Triple Jump

6th – William Nolan, 11, Cheyenne

Boys’ Shot Put

6th– Logan Harris, 11, Cheyenne