Manitoba Athletes Selected to Attend Simplot Games

Athletics Manitoba is very excited to announce the team that will be representing Manitoba at the 2017 Simplot Games held in Pocatello, Idaho this February.

This year’s team will consist of 7 athletes and 1 coach from across Manitoba. On the women’s side, Victoria Tachinski (400m), Erin Valgardson (800m) and Daniele Dyck (60m).  Representing the men, Manitoba will have Alec Dickson (400m), Ethan Clark (3200m), Mathieu Indome (200m), and Trey Friesen (800m).

Andy Tough will be the team coach for the program.

The Simplot Games are hosted at Idaho State University February 16th-18th. Each year they bring together the very best athletes in High School track and field.  There are over 2000 student that take part each year and many of the competitors go on compete in the Olympics Games.  Simplot has been a sponsor since 1979 and is committed to having the very best quality meet possible.

Athlete applications were accepted through the Athletics Manitoba office, with the final team being selected by the Simplot Committee.


Athletics Manitoba and Simplot would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this program:

  • Cascades – Winnipeg
  • Burbank Express – Portage la Prairie
  • Bemis North America
  • Ranger Enterprizes – Winnipeg
  • ABCO Supply Service – Winnipeg
  • Hood Packaging – Winnipeg
  • Meseyton Construction Ltd. – Portage la Prairie
Athlete Hometown Events Personal Coach Club
Ethan Clark Carman Middle Distance Lyle Myers Unattached
Alec Dickson Winnipeg Sprints Liam Francis Stride Ahead Tough Track
Daniele Dyck Brandon Sprints Bryce Koscielny Prairie Storm Athletics
Trey Friesen Kleefeld Middle Distance Andy Tough Stride Ahead Tough Track
Mathieu Indome Winnipeg Sprints & Jumps Gee-ef Nkwonta Stride Ahead Tough Track
Victoria Tachinski Winnipeg Sprints Andy Tough Stride Ahead Tough Track
Erin Valgardson Winnipeg Middle Distance Scott Radley Winnipeg Optimist Athletic Club
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