Colorado Shines At The Simplot Games

There were big wins, meet records, and a slew of fast times - so yeah, you could say it was another exciting edition of the Simplot Games

And Colorado clearly came ready to roll... 

Fortunately, this year there weren't any buses having to turn around halfway to Pocatello, Idaho, which sits comfortably at 4,462 feet of elevation. 

With clear highways, Colorado's best made sure to take advantage of that striped red and black track.


Let's get started...

Gavin Schurr is on fire! (Mark it - the first time I've used that line.) 

The Fairview junior added the 200 title to his vastly improving resume. Schurr chipped away at his personal best to win the event, crossing the line in 21.57 - that's the second time he's been under 21.60 this season. 

Schurr also finished second in the 60, running 6.82. 

Speaking of being on fire: Sydney Holiday

Like Schurr, the Broomfield senior added yet another big victory to her resume. Holiday ran away with a dominating victory in the 60, running 7.50 - her sixth time under 7.60 this season. 

For the third consecutive year a Colorado girl took the 800 title. 

Taylor James won in thrilling fashion, running 2:12.49 for a half-second victory. 

James nearly had a double - the Niwot junior ran 5:00.20 to finish second in the 1,600. Teammate Lucca Fulkerson was four seconds back in third place, running 5:04 - a personal best. 

For the third time this season Mia Manson went over 13 feet in the pole vault. This time it was a 13-5 meet record. 

Amanda Opp had a big day in the shot put. The Lakewood junior tossed 38-10 to finish third in the event, in addition to a new PR.