RS Senior Salcido leads the Wyoming placers with a gold medal in the 400.

Wyoming athletes gathered in Pocatello, Idaho, this weekend to compete in the 37thannual Simplot Games. Athletes from across the U.S., along with Canada, Mexico, and Australia also competed for medals.

Carlos Salcido, a senior from Rock Springs, led Wyoming athletes with a first place finish in the boys’ 400 meters with the time 48.88 seconds.

“The race was hard at the beginning but I pushed hard the last 150 meters,” Salcido said. “I knew I had to make a move on the last curve so I could pass him.”

Salcido also competed in the 2014 Simplot Games.

While he did not place last year, he said the experience paid off.

“I learned that I had to come out hard at first,” said Salcido of running on the wooden banked track.

Kelly Walsh runner Hunter Davila had the fastest time in the qualifying of the 1600 meters. Results also showed he had the fastest time in the finals, but, was listed as DQ, no placing.

Wyoming Placers

Boys’ 400 Meters
·      1st, Carlos Salcido, 12, Rock Springs (49.64)Girls’ 1600 Meters
Girls' 1600 Meters
·      6th, Sydney Wendt, 10, Gillette (5:09)
 Boys’ 200 Meters
·      4th, Chase Andersen, 12, Casper (22.36)
Boys’ 60-meter hurdles
·      4th,Walker Newell, 12, Gillette (8.35)
Girls’ 4x400 Meter Relay
·      6th- Bronc Track Club ‘A’ (4:15.84)
Boys’ 4x200 meter relay
·      5th, Casper Mustangs ‘A’ (1:32.87)
Boys’ Pole Vault
·      5th- Walker Newell, 12, Gillette (14’)
Girls’ Shot Put
·      4th, Maliya Crouch, 12, Rock Springs (42’11.5”)