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30 Year History
A LOOK BACK
- 1979 – Simplot takes over financial sponsorship of the Bennion Games
- 1984 – High jumper Lisa Bernhagen of Hailey, Idaho, sets Games’ first National Record
- 1985 – Simplot hires its first Meet Director and takes on entire responsibility.
- 1985 – Computers are used for the first time to run the meet.
- 1988 – Simplot Games celebrates 10th Anniversary with introduction of 1st Commemorative Pin.
- 1994 – adidas joins the Simplot Games as an official sponsor
- 1995 — Olympians Florence Griffith Joyner (FloJo) & Al Joyner make their first appearance at the Games
- 1997 – Games website (www.simplotgames.com) goes online
- 1998 – J. R. Simplot receives the first “Pacesetter” award from USA Track & Field
- 1999 – First use of the “Big Screen” in Holt Arena to pay tribute to the memory of FloJo, who passed away in 1998.
- 2000 & 2001 – USATF brings its professional meet to the Simplot Games. Stacy Dragila set a world record in the Pole Vault in 2000 and broke it (twice) in 2001.
- 2003 – Begins On-Line Registration
- 2008 – Simplot Games celebrates 30 Years; J.R.Simplot passes away on May 25, 2008, at the age of 99.
- 2009 – “Spirit of the Games Award” to honor J.R. Simplot is presented to Olympian Dick Fosbury, Honorary Chairman of the Simplot Games
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