Ben Perrett was one of four Manitoban athletes selected by Simplot (Portage, MB) to compete in the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho from February 14-16th, 2019. The Simplot Games is one of the biggest indoor track and field competition in the United States annually with over 2200 athletes competing.
On Friday afternoon, Ben raced in the preliminary round of the 400m event where he raced his way to a new indoor personal best time of 50.66 seconds. Ben won his heat and advanced for the A final on Saturday ranked 4th. There were 126 competitors in the preliminary round!
On Saturday, Ben rose to the occasion racing to a new personal best time of 50.60 seconds out of lane 6 which was good enough for 6th overall! CONGRATULATIONS Ben on a great weekend of racing in Idaho!