Simplot Games (ID) Results

The Simplot Games kicked off Thursday night with the weight throw marking the opening of the historic meet. As usual the meet is the biggest indoor weight throw meet west of the Mississippi with the top names from the west competing against the top Throw1Deep club from Georgia and others. Lots of big names showed up, including a national leader and a national champion, and the action did not disappoint.

simplot_fullIn the girl’s weight throw Haley Showalter (Valor Christian, Highlands Ranch, CO) threw a season’s best for the second straight week to win the meet for the second consecutive year. Showalter was the nation’s leader in the hammer throw in 2014 and is looking to take the national lead in the weight throw too. While that did not happen on Thursday she did show she can beat the best by narrowly defeating national indoor leader Sabrina Gaitan (Sprayberry, Marietta, GA). In the end it could barely have been closer as Showalter had less than a three-inch margin of victory and third place thrower Kamryn Brinson (Marist, Atlanta, GA) was also not far behind.

The boy’s competition was also won by razor thin marings. Fresh off a personal best in his season debut on Monday, Tyler Merkley (Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga, CA) added four more feet to his best to win his first Simplot Games. Runner-up Seth Whitener (North Paulding, Dallas, GA) was just six inches behind and also threw an indoord best, although he has thrown the weight further outdoors this year. Both now move into the nation’s top five. Kenneth Brinson (Marist, Atlanta, GA), who is the nation’s leader with the outdoor weight throw, made his indoor debut in third place.

Simplot Games 2015
February 19, 2015
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho

Boys Weight Throw -
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals
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  1  1784 Merkley, Tyler      12 Fear the Bea,Rancho   73-08.50
  2  2726 Whitener, Seth      12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   73-02.00
  3  2719 Brinson, Kenneth    12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   71-11.00
  4  2725 Rogers, Isaiah      11 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   66-01.25
  5  1900 Tofanelli, Steven   12 Golden State,Elk Gr   62-05.50
  6  1897 Doughty, Wyatt      12 Golden State,Elk Gr   58-06.00
  7  1082 Beard, Tim          11 Beard, Tim,Mukilteo   58-05.50
  8  1896 Cornelio, Jacob     11 Golden State,Elk Gr   58-03.50
  9  2720 Claiborne, Corey    12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   57-07.50
 10  2718 Andrews, Danny      12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   56-10.25
 11  2723 Moots, Robby        12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   56-06.50
 12  1785 Pertusati, Michael  12 Fear the Bea,Rancho   54-08.50
 13  1744 Andrew, Zach        11 Empire Track,Boise,   54-05.00
 14  2727 Woldeyohannes, Bir  11 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   53-11.00
 15  1023 Allary, Jared       12 Allary, Jare,Winnip   53-05.75
 16  2722 Judge, Jason        10 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   53-04.50
 17  2724 Munk, Tyler         12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   51-09.50
 18  2721 Cook, Christian     12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   51-03.50
 19  1024 Allen, Andrew       12 Allen, Andre,Spokan   51-01.50
 20  2072 Parks, Bay          12 Laramie Trac,Larami   50-08.00
 21  1899 Holt, Cody          12 Golden State,Elk Gr   49-00.50
 22  2061 Bolinger, Chris     12 Laramie Trac,Larami   45-09.00
 23  1780 Caklovic, Peter     12 Fear the Bea,Rancho   45-00.50
 24  2224 Sipes, Scott        11 Mountain Vie,Lovela   43-06.00
 25  2116 Wilde, Seth         11 Logan High,Logan, U   43-01.00
 26  1786 Plantenga, George   11 Fear the Bea,Rancho   42-06.25
 27  2497 Diaz, Jesse         11 Rock Springs,Rock S   40-11.00
 28  2213 Forrest, Justin     12 Mountain Vie,Lovela   40-00.00
 29  2496 Diaz, Anthony       11 Rock Springs,Rock S   39-10.25
 30  2348 Naylor, Zach        12 Olympus,Holladay, U   38-10.00
 31  1782 Guerrero, Eric      10 Fear the Bea,Rancho   38-09.50
 32  2501 Legerski, Kolton    12 Rock Springs,Rock S   38-04.25
 33  2777 Cook, Hyrum         12 Titan Track,Syracus   14-05.50
 --  1898 Hamilton, Trevor    12 Golden State,Elk Gr       FOUL
 --  2092 Lindsley, Drew      12 Lindsley, Dr,Grange       FOUL
 --  2219 Lenhart, Tim        11 Mountain Vie,Lovela       FOUL

  Girls Weight Throw -
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    Name                    Year School                 Finals
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  1 Showalter, Haley          12 Showalter, H,Lakewo   57-11.75
  2 Gaitan, Sabrina           12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   57-09.00
  3 Brinson, Kamryn           11 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   56-06.75
  4 Malm-Annan, Emelda        12 Golden State,Elk Gr   51-05.25
  5 Taylor, Tatiana           12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   49-05.50
  6 Jefferies, Zharia         12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   47-08.75
  7 Merrick, Hayden           12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   47-08.50
  8 Parker, Noelle            12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   47-06.50
  9 Lee, Madelyn              11 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   46-04.00
 10 Garren, Maia              11 Logan High,Logan, U   43-10.50
 11 Bowman, Camryn            10 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   43-09.50
 12 Crouch, Maliya            12 Rock Springs,Rock S   40-03.75
 13 Flint, Brenn              12 Titan Track,Syracus   38-07.50
 14 Noneman, Kendra           11 Empire Track,Boise,   37-10.00
 15 Holt, Madison             10 Golden State,Elk Gr   36-04.00
 16 Ortega, Alison            12 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   35-01.00
 17 Williams, Devyn           10 Rock Springs,Rock S   33-02.25
 18 Soto, Erikka              11 Rock Springs,Rock S   31-08.75
 19 Edwards, Kylee            11 Davis Track,Kaysvil   31-05.25
 -- Mallett, Shannah           9 Throw 1 Deep,Mariet   FOUL
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