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SCA Athlete Carlie Queen Earns Second at National Simplot Games

Carlie Queen, pictured center, tied for 2nd to claim the silver medal at the Simplot Games.

Carlie Queen, pictured center, tied for 2nd to claim the silver medal at the Simplot Games.

Summit Christian Academy junior Carlie Queen competed with over 2,000 elite athletes from across the nation in the 38th annual Simplot Games at Idaho State University, along with top athletes from Canada, Mexico, and Australia. The Simplot Games are considered to be North America’s premier indoor high school track and field event.

Out of 53 high jump competitors, Carlie Queen carried the top seed in her event going into this prestigious meet. Friday’s qualifying round proved to be a strong challenge for many, with only 17 out of the 53 jumpers proceeding into Saturday’s finals. Queen finished the final competition tied for 2nd, relinquishing the top medal to Australia’s National Champion who was the only athlete to surpass Queen’s mark of the day. Training refinement continues for Queen as she prepares for the New Balance Indoor Nationals to be held in New York next month where her skills will be challenged against the nation’s top jumpers once again.

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