POCATELLO, Idaho — Dawson LaRance, who had the fastest 800 qualifying time, followed through on that run to win the event finals of the Simplot Games on Saturday.
LaRance, a senior at Billings Senior, won in a time of 1:54.60. He shaved .13 of a second off Friday’s top qualifying time of 1:54.73.
Kalispell Glacier's Annie Hill was a winner as well. She won the 3,200 in 10.44.21, edging Bozeman's Camila Noe, who ran 10.44.51.
Other Montana boys who finished in the top 6 of their events include Baker’s Cleet Wrzesinski (second, 60 hurdles, 8.27), Sidney’s Garrison Hughes (second, pole vault, 15-9), Bozeman’s Jacob Grinwis (third, 800, 1:55.86), Bozeman's Chase Equall (fourth, 3,200, 9:26.79) and Billings West’s Blade Miller (sixth, shot put, 54-8).
Montana girls who placed in the top six include Bozeman’s Delaney Bahn (third, high jump, 5-7) and Camille Landon (fifth, high jump, 5-5), Billings West’s Katrina Terry (tied for fifth, pole vault, 11-0), and Bozeman's 3,200 relay team (sixth, 10:03.45, Marley May, Brianna Hawthorne, Bridget Boyle, Elsa Sveen).
The Simplot Games is the nation’s top high school indoor track and field meet. More than 2,200 athletes participate from the United States, Canada and Australia.