Top Athletes to Watch 2013
Back In 1978, Simplot Games was a small, regional meet with 600 athletes from six, Western states. Today, thirty-five years later, participation includes approximately 2,000 athletes from all over the United States and Canada. Here's a taste of what to see at this years Simplot Games.
Hannah Cunliffe, 11th grade, 60 meters, Seattle, WA
Chyna Ries, 11th grade, long jump and 60 meters, Denver, CO
Kendall Baisden, 12th grade, 200 meters and 400 meters, Detroit, MI
Summer Harper, 12th grade, 3200 meters, Lehi, UT
Sadia Ibrahim, 12th grade, 800 meters, Santa Rosa, CA
Erinn Beattie, 10th grade, high jump, Ventura, CA
Kendal Gilbert, 11th grade, 800 meters, Malta, ID
Stamatia Scarvelis, 11th grade, shot put, Santa Barbara, CA
Ellie Heiden, 11th grade, 400 meters, Kennewick, WA
Photo: Hannah Cunliffe
Ryan Carlson, 12th grade, high jump, Twin Falls, ID
Austin Mitsch, 12th grade, 60 meters and 200 meters, Sacramento, CA
Michael Quick, 12th grade, 1600 meters, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jordan Medina, 12, 400 meter run, Aurora, CO
Daniel Weirich, 12th grade, shot put, Eads, CO
Ben Saarel, 12th grade, 3200 meters, Park City, UT
Miller Crawford, 11th grade, shot put, Riverton, UT
Josh Whitener, 12th grade, shot put and weight throw, Marietta, GA
Daniel Haugh, 12th grade, shot put and weight throw, Marietta, GA
Photo: Austin Mitsch
February 14th-16th, 2,000 athletes will come from across the U.S. and Canada to participate in the 35th 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.
Stay tuned... more event coverage, photos, video will be posted throughout the weekend!!