Wyoming athletes qualify for 2015 Simplot Games finals

For Immediate Release

Date: February 20, 2015

Contact: Melissa Lee (702) 461-2975

E-mail: media@simplotgames.com

 

Wyoming athletes qualify for 2015 Simplot Games finals

 

Pocatello, Idaho – Casper’s Hunter Davila led Wyoming athletes with a strong performance in the boys’ 1600 meters at the 37th annual Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho. Davila had the fastest qualifying time of 4:23.82, topping a strong 1600 meters field that includes six other Wyoming athletes in the finals.

 

Top athletes who qualified for finals include:

  • Sydney Wendt, a junior from Gillette, had the third fastest time in the girls’ 1600 meters with the time 5:09.
  • Walker Newell, a senior from Gillette, qualified to compete in the boys’ pole vault, and 60-meter hurdles finals tomorrow.
  • Five Wyoming girls took top qualifying spots in the girls’ 800 meters including Ella DeWolf of Laramie, and Alyse Henry of Rock Springs.

 

All events on Saturday are finals, with championship heats beginning at 12:15 p.m. at Holt Arena. A full list of Wyoming athletes who qualified is listed below.

 

More than 2,000 athletes have come from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia to participate in the 37th 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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Girls’ 3200 Meters

  • Maria Smith-Lopez, 10, Laramie

 

Boys’ 3200 Meters

  • Brody Smith, 11, Cody

 

Girls’ 1600 Meters

  • Sydney Wendt, 10, Gillette
  • Karli Piaia, 12, Rock Springs
  • Molly Olsen, 10, Casper

 

Boys’ 1600 Meters

  • Hunter Davila, 12, Casper
  • Michael Downey, 12, Cheyenne
  • Krey Ramsey, 12, Rock Springs
  • Chris Henry, 11, Lamarie
  • Jesse Allen, 12, Casper
  • Shane Henderson, 9, Auburn
  • Dillon Gilpin, 12, Evanston

 

Girls’ 800 Meters

  • Ella DeWolf, 12, Laramie
  • Alyse Henry, 12, Rock Springs
  • Josie Givens, 11, Green River
  • Julia Kay O’Neill, 9, Cody
  • Kayla Sherodd, 11, Laramie

 

Boys’ 800 Meters

  • John Freeman, 12, Laramie
  • Kevin Thompson, 11, Casper

 

Girls’ 400 Meters

  • Ashlyn Erisman, 10, Gillette
  • Phoenix Farnham, 12, Laramie

 

Girls’ 200 Meters

  • Gabby Edeen, 12, Sheridan

 

Boys’ 200 Meters

  • Jace Marx, 12, Big Piney
  • Chase Andersen, 12, Casper

 

Boys’ 60 Meters

  • Blake Szymczak, 11, Casper

 

Boys’ 60-meter hurdles

  • Walker Newell, 12, Gillette
  • Paden Wilson, Cheyenne

 

Girls’ 4×400 Meter Relay

  • Bronc Track Clun ‘A’

 

Boys’ 4×400 Meter Relay

  • Bronc Track Club ‘A’

 

Boys’ 4×200 meter relay

  • Cheyenne Central Indians ‘A’
  • Casper Mustangs ‘A’

 

Girls’ Sprint Medley

  • Casper Mustangs ‘A’

 

Boys’ Sprint Medley

  • Cody Track Club ‘A’

 

Girls’ Pole Vault

  • Grace Slevin, 12, Bozeman
  • Madison McLaughlin, 12, Helena
  • Shayla Palmer, 12, Missoula
  • Tendra Palin, 10, Billings
  • Chiara Morelli, 11, Helena

 

Boys’ Pole Vault

  • Walker Newell, 12, Gillette
  • Trey Jennings, 11, Casper

 

Girls’ High Jump

  • Olivia McCann, 11, Gillette
  • Emily Reed, 12, Cody
  • Jessica Sepos, 11, Evanston

 

Boys’ Long Jump

  • Lane George, 12, Laramie

 

Girls’ Shot Put

  • Elizabeth Maller, 12, Gillette
  • Courtney Logan, 12, Casper
  • Maliya Crouch, 12, Rock Springs

 

Boys’ Shot Put

  • Chris Bolinger, 12, Laramie
  • Martin Fritzwater, 12, Laramie