Wyoming Athletes Look to Shine at the 2016 Simplot Games

For Immediate Release

Date: February 18, 2016

Contact: Courtney Lee (208) 339-6813

Email:media@simplotgames.com

Wyoming Athletes Look to Shine at the 2016 Simplot Games

Pocatello, Idaho–The 38th annual Simplot Games provides high school athletes with the opportunity to compete against over 2,000 athletes from all over the world, as well as rub shoulders with Olympians. This year, athletes from Wyoming look to shine in Idaho and take home the gold.

Keep an eye out for these four Wyoming stars at the 2016 Simplot Games:

Brittany Barton, a freshman from Evanston, was the Wyoming 4A All State Champion Cross Country runner, and was the Wyoming 4A West Conference Champion. This year she will look to make her mark on Simplot Games as a freshman.

Siri Christensen, a senior from Casper, was the Wyoming 4A 400 State Champion. At the Games this year, she will participate in the 400 meters and the 4×400-meter relay. Christensen hopes to break a few Simplot Games records during her last year competing in Pocatello.

Zach Clark, a senior from Gillette, is currently the #1 ranked vaulter in Wyoming. This year, Clark with compete in the pole vault and 60-meter hurdles at Simplot Games.

Joshua Hughes, also a senior from Gillette, is currently ranked #1 in Wyoming in the 200 meters and #2 in the 400 meters. Hughes will compete in the 200 meters and 4×200-meter relay at the Games. Hughes will have the chance to experience Simplot Games one last time along side of his trackmates.

More than 2,000 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico 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.

For more information on Simplot Games, please visit our website at www.simplotgames.com. You may also contact Lisa Woodland at (208) 235-5673 or Simplot Games Media Team at media@simplotgames.com.

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