BTC Athletes Shine at 2017 Simplot Games

The track & field athletes at this year’s 2017 Simplot Games lived up to the theme “where records are broken” as four meet records fell in the final day of competition.  More than 2,200 athletes came from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to participate in the 39th annual Simplot Games.  The 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.

Athletes from Montana made their mark on the 2017 Simplot Games by medaling after two and a half days of competition.  Six of the eighteen athletes represented Bozeman, including Jacob Grimwis a senior placing third in the boys’ 800 meters with a time of 1:55.86, Delaney Bahn a sophomore  placed third in girls’ high jump with a mark of 5’7” and Camille Landon a senior placed fifth in the girl’s high jump with a mark of 5’5″.

Other Bozeman Track Club athletes qualifying for finals in their individual events include Cole McCloud in the high jump and Lincoln Young in the pole vault.  For a full list of Montana athletes who finished in the top six spots go to the following link at Montana Athletes. Full results for the 2017 Simplot Games can be found at Simplot Games 2017.

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