High School Sports


Three Montanans win events at prestigious Simplot Games

Posted at 7:25 PM, Feb 16, 2019
Huntley Project senior Bradley Graves stands atop the podium after winning the 60 meter hurdles at the Simplot Games Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho. (Photo courtesy Huntley Project Red Devils)


POCATELLO, Idaho – Three Montana athletes won events over the weekend at the Simplot Games, a prestigious indoor track and field meet held in Holt Arena at Idaho State University.

Bradley Graves, a senior from Ballantine who attends Huntley Project High School, won the boys’ 60-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 8.09 seconds. This was Graves’ first time at Simplot Games, and he was nervous about the competition.

“I’ve been in a slump all indoor season, but I was relieved to see my personal best,” said Graves.

Graves will be running for Montana State University next year.

Elsewhere, Delaney Bahn, a senior from Bozeman, won the girls’ high jump with a height of 5 feet, 9 inches. That would be the third-highest outdoor jump in Montana high school history; the state record is 5-11.

Lauren Heggen, a junior from Missoula Sentinel, was the other Montana winner, taking the girls’ triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 10.25 inches. Heggen won the State AA triple jump last May with a jump of 39-07, which set a new all-class state record.

Below is a full list of Montana medalists from the 2019 Simplot Games:

Girls’ 3200- Meter Run
4th-Ember Stratton,12, Missoula

Boys’ 60-Meter Hurdles
1st-Bradley Graves, 12, Ballantine

Girls’ 4×400-Meter Relay
6th– Mountain West Track Club

Boys’ Pole Vault
5th– Jameson Slevin, 12, Bozeman
6th– Kyzer Bair, 11, Bozeman

Boys’ High Jump
2nd– Trey Tintinger, 11, Helena

Girls’ High Jump
1st -Delaney Bahn, 12, Bozeman,

Girls’ Triple Jump
1st– Lauren Heggen, 11, Missoula
6th– Whitney Morrison, 11, Missoula

Boys’ Weight Throw
5th– Carter Hughes, 12, Sidney

Boys’ Shot Put
2nd-Carter Hughes, 12, Sidney