Six of Fallon’s best athletes took to the track at the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho, last weekend.
Competing under the Fallon Wave Runners banner since the games are a club event, Nathan Heck, Jordan Schultz, Jake Ernst, Charles Fulks, Cameron Kissick and Miguel Lebron went up against more than 2,000 athletes from around the country plus Canada, Mexico and Australia.
Heck was the only Fallon athlete to compete in the finals after he was an automatic qualifier in the pole vault. He finished third in the event with a height of 14 feet, 6 inches, and also took 26th in the 60-meter hurdles.
“No one else qualified for the Saturday finals, but it was a fun experience for them and considering the small amount of practice they have had, performed very well,” coach Steve Heck said.
Ernst, Schultz, Fulks and Cameron Kissick placed 21st in the 4x200 with a time of 1 minute, 39.01 seconds, although they did not qualify for Saturday’s final.
In addition to the relay, Kissick (7.52) placed 46th in the 60 meters, while Fulks (7.84) took 70th and Schultz (8.05) was 81st.
Ernst and Lebron each competed in the long and triple jumps, but did not reach the minimum distance to advance to the finals.
“They both had a couple nice jumps and Jake was very close to the mark on a couple jumps in both events,” Steve Heck added.
Fallon’s high school track season begins March 7 when the Wave host their annual Fallon-Elks Invitational.