It's the 35 Anniversary of the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho! 2,000 Runners representing over 22 states will be on hand! Here's a look at some of the top athletes competing this weekend!
Simplot Games - 2013 Boys Heat Sheets
Simplot Games - 2013 Girls Heat Sheets
If you're from Colorado and you do indoor track and field, you've had this weekend circled on your calendar for a long time.
Thursday at Simplot will be the first day of prelims with only one final being held. The Boys and Girls weight throw final will be held, the preliminary rounds in both the Girls and Boys 3200m and 1600m. Each of these events should be exciting as there are enough talented Utah athletes to fill every final. It should be a battle between Utah, Idaho and the other competing states to get into the fastest finals.
Mary Cain crossed the line with a new HS Record of 4:28.25! Cheserek 8:39.15 HSR. Fast relays and much more from the Armory! (Photo by Don Rich)
This week our spotlight features Conner Mantz of Sky View. Conner is only a sophomore but is already a force to be reckoned with in the state. With a 1600m PR of 4:22.30 and a 3200m PR of 9:18.56, Conner had to be one of the fastest freshman in Utah history. Now, in his second year of High School, Conner is looking forward to faster times and winning titles.
It's a busy evening of Simplot Games action on Thursday, but all of the action takes place in the weight throw and distance prelims.
In Simplot Games fashion, the 35th annual games opened up great fashion!
A recap of Thursday's events and the highlights of what to watch for on Friday. Many Utah athletes advanced to finals on Thursday night and even more look to do the same today.
Who is the best distance runner in the history of the state of Utah? If you look at the record books, Brad Nye and Luke Puskedra have to be on top of that list. What else do they have in common? A Simplot Games title. Could someone else from Utah win a Simplot title this weekend and enter the conversation?
At midway through the day on Friday's preliminaries, the Colorado contingent is already making a nice showing at the 35th annual edition of the Simplot Games.
Friday’s events saw a lot of great competition. With finals in a few of the field events and more prelims in most other events, here we will break down which Utah athletes moved on to the finals.
s part of Simplot Game’s After Dark Party, Demus, a silver medalist in the 2012 400-meter hurdles, spoke on a variety of topics including what she eats during competition, how she deals with other competitors, how to deal with nervousness, her role models, and the importance of academics.
60m Dash brings two Top 5 National Marks at the Simplot Games
New Meet Record, top national mark!
Leading a strong field from start to finish, Josh Wallin, a senior with Team YMCA Idaho, won the 400 meters at the 2013 Simplot Games. (via simplotgames.com)
Alamosa's Samuel Bilderbeck is not a single-event kind of specialist, but he was this close to winning the 60 hurdles at the Air Force High School Indoor Open on Sunday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Simplot Games is the highlight of the season for many Utah athletes. We broke down the meet based on the numbers.
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