Each year, on the third weekend in February, the Simplot Games offers athletes the opportunity to go head-to-head against the finest high school competitors in the U.S and Canada.   Held in Pocatello, Idaho, Simplot Games is the nation's premier indoor track and field event for high school athletes. Located in the Holt Arena on the campus of Idaho State University, the Games' unique 200 meter banked-board track is one of the fastest in the nation. Records are broken each year at this one-of-a-kind indoor facility. Athletes may compete either as members of a high school track club, or as unattached competitors, depending on their state activity association's eligibility rules. The Games are sanctioned by USA Track and Field (formerly TAC), and governed by that organization's rules pertaining to track meets

 

Puskedra, even better than last year

2/26/08

Breaks own Simplot Games meet record

Pocatello, Idaho- The Holt Arena crowd cheered for Luke Puskedra as he made Simplot Games history Saturday afternoon. Puskedra, a senior from Salt Lake City, broke his own Simplot Games meet record of 4:13.62 set in 2007, by running an even better 4:10.58. He began the race out in front and he never looked back. The announcer and fans began cheering for Puskedra 200 meters into the race. He appreciated the applause saying, The crowd fired me up and it motivated me. Puskedra ran a 4:08 in Boston a few weeks ago and thought a record breaking performance would be in the cards for Simplot Games. Puskedra really began kicking it into gear during the last 400. I looked up and saw 3:05 and then I began to push it. I paid for it the last 200 though, says Puskedra. Puskedra will be attending the University of Oregon in the fall with a full ride track scholarship. More than 2,000 athletes come from across the U.S. and Canada to participate in the 30th 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 2008 Simplot Games were held February 14-16; at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena is Pocatello, Idaho.

 

Utah runner wins gold at elite meet

Pocatello, Idaho- Candace Eddy, a junior from Kaysville, won the 1600 meters today with a time of 4:54. Last year Eddy took second at the Simplot Games. This year she was ready to win the gold. I wanted to be relaxed, but I ended up being behind four seconds on one of my laps. It’s hard to make up four seconds, so when I came around I was like, oh dang I am going to have to work really hard to make it up, says Eddy. Eddy beat her competition by over ten seconds and ran right at her personal record. More than 2,000 athletes come from across the U.S. and Canada to participate in the 30th 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 2008 Simplot Games were held February 14-16; at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena is Pocatello, Idaho.

 

Men 3200 Meter Run -

1 1482 Rickman, Wesley 11 Colorado Springs,Co 9:16.39

2 1303 Casey, Patrick 12 ,Laur 9:32.28

3 1248 Robinson, Dominick 11 Campbell County,Gil 9:32.29

4 2707 Tibaduiza, Bryan 11 ,Re 9:41.44

5 1373 Parish, Laine 12 Cheyenne Central,Ch 9:42.81

6 2737 Nelson, Jonathan 11 Timpview Thunder,Pr 9:45.19

7 1162 Bate, Greg 12 Bruin Track Club,Or 9:49.10

8 1687 Ferrin, Neal 12 Ferrin, Neal,Millvi 9:50.87

9 1680 Law, Graeme 12 Edmonton Thunder,Ed 9:53.51

10 1589 Gutzwiller, Seth 11 Davis Track Club,Ka 9:56.56

11 2571 Ricks, Trevor 12 Star ValleyTrack,Af 10:03.73

12 1159 Brooks, Robert 12 Brooks, Robert,Miss 10:04.18

13 1990 Wilson, Garrett 11 Kryptonite Speed,Pa 10:08.01

14 2639 Tippetts, Trevor 12 Team Provo,Provo UT 10:14.00

15 1614 Dickey, Kevin 12 Dickey, Kevin,Millv 10:18.63

Event 11 Men 1600 Meter Run

1 1194 Puskedra, Luke 12 Bulldogs Track C,Sa 4:10.58

2 1528 Cowhick, Henry 11 Crown Hill Track,Go 4:17.09

3 1124 Muhudin, Roblet 10 Blazers Track Cl,Au 4:17.25

4 1755 Gardner, Spencer 12 Gardner, Spencer,Sp 4:18.01

5 1089 Cernanec, Will 12 A T S Elite,Littlet 4:20.42

6 2903 Fitzpatrick, Eric 10 Y M C A Team Ida,Bo 4:23.08

7 2730 Fletcher, Nathan Timpview Thunder,Pr 4:27.68

8 1316 Felix, Ben 12 Caveman TrackClu,Am 4:29.21

9 1478 Johnson, Kevin 11 Colorado Springs,Co 4:29.45

10 1163 Fuller, Travis 12 Bruin Track Club,Or 4:30.28

11 1679 Kornelsen, Isaak 11 Edmonton Thunder,Ed 4:31.42

Event 14 Women 3200 Meter Run

1 1556 Haws, Natalie 12 Davis Track Club,Ka 10:56.16

2 2175 Callister, Sarah 11 Ogden Track Club,Og 11:02.31

3 2575 Stone, Caitlin 12 Stone, Caitlin,Cond 11:18.18

4 1101 Briasco, Elizabeth 10 Awesome Power Tr,La 11:26.96

5 1029 Hodson, Brooke 11 Alpha T-Wolves,Orem 11:31.35

6 2889 Nielsen, Nicole 11 Y M C A Team Ida,Bo 11:41.50

7 2351 West, Keely 10 Rustler Nation,Grea 11:44.08

8 1579 Wirthlin, Julianne 11 Davis Track Club,Ka 11:44.87

9 1304 Carrick, Chelsea 10 Casper Striders,Cas 11:48.86

10 1555 Hansen, Emily 10 Davis Track Club,Ka 11:50.58

11 2718 Jensen, Stephanie 12 Timpview Thunder,Pr 12:16.43

 

Event 12 Women 1600 Meter Run -

1 1553 Eddy, Candace 11 Davis Track Club,Ka 4:54.57

2 1670 Graham, Chelsea 10 Edmonton Thunder,Ed 5:07.65

3 1161 Yingling, Sarah 12 Bruin Track Club,Or 5:08.99

4 1745 Fulton, Eleanor 9 Fulton, Eleanaor,Lo 5:12.22

5 1081 Logan, Camille 11 A T S Elite,Littlet 5:12.48

6 2304 Skarda, Alexis 10 Ric Rojas Runnin,Bo 5:15.65

7 2475 Sly, Kirsten 12 Spanish Fork Tra,Sp 5:18.27

8 2166 Minton, Joscelyn 12 Northwest Christ,Ol 5:19.37

9 1674 Moen, Michelle 12 Edmonton Thunder,Ed 5:21.10

10 1361 Miller, Alyssa 10 Cheyenne Central,Ch 5:25.76

11 1065 Peterson, Nicole 10 Aspen Mountain T,Ro 5:26.53

12 1683 Larsen, Chelsea 12 Elko,Elko NV 5:28.80

 

Event 9 Men 800 Meter Run

1 1009 Abbott, Joe 12 Abbott, Joe,Reno NV 1:55.10

2 2647 White, Charles 12 Team XC,Denver CO 1:55.32

3 2313 Weinheimer, Alex 11 Ric Rojas Runnin,Bo 1:55.77

4 2136 Moyer, Mathew 12 Moyer, Mathew,Washo 1:57.34

5 2397 Clark, Stephen 12 Skyline Eagles,Salt 1:57.51

6 1742 Kasica, Steve 12 Fruita Monument,Fru 1:57.70

7 2035 Robertson, Karl 11 LeDuc Track Club,Ed 1:57.80

8 2291 Redwine, Rob 12 Redwine, Rob,Tulsa 1:57.90

9 2528 Schiavonne, Trevor 11 St. Albert Track,St 1:59.88

10 2045 Dorosz, Sam 12 Lethbridge Track,Le 1:59.90

Event 10 Women 800 Meter Run

1 1102 Lipsey, Charlene 11 Awesome Power Tr,La 2:14.24

2 1668 Degaust, Hayley 12 Edmonton Thunder,Ed 2:15.92

3 1676 Soderberg, Nicole 10 Edmonton Thunder,Ed 2:17.03

4 1653 Clark, Brazile 12 E O Y D C,Oakland C 2:17.16

5 1675 Soderberg, Alana 12 Edmonton Thunder,Ed 2:17.54

6 1474 Thompson, Samantha 11 Colorado Springs,Co 2:17.80

7 1611 Dencer, Camilla 12 Dencer, Camilla,Nor 2:17.84

8 1224 Bolen, Jean 11 Calgary Warriors,Ca 2:18.14

9 2435 Disiena, Anja 12 So. Calif. Toget,Ga 2:18.26

10 1938 Hardy, Jami 12 Union C 2:20.01