Adrian Aguirre, a senior from Pittsburg, Calif., wins the Boys 60-meter hurdles at 2017 Simplot Games

For Immediate Release

Date: 2/17/17

Contact: Levi Gribas

E-mail: media@simplotgames.com

 

 

Adrian Aguirre, a senior from Pittsburg, Calif., wins the Boys 60-meter hurdles at

2017 Simplot Games

 

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

 

Pocatello, Idaho – Adrian Aguirre, a senior from Pittsburg, Calif., won the boys’ 60-meter hurdles at the 2017 Simplot Games.

 

Despite hitting the first two hurdles of the race, Aguirre finished with the fastest time at 8.17 seconds.

 

“My late great grandmother is who drives me,” Aguirre said, “Every time I run, the thought of her pushes me to not make the race my last time.”

 

This was Aguirre’s first year competing at Simplot Games, and he will continue his track career at Northridge State University after graduating.

 

“I loved the enthusiasm and interest that everyone had for the Simplot Games,” he said.

 

More than 2,200 athletes came from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to participate in the 39th annual Simplot Games. Simplot Games remains the nation’s premier high school indoor track and field event. Sponsored by the J.R. Simplot Company since 1979, the Simplot Games are held at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho.

 

For more information on Simplot Games, please visit our website at www.simplotgames.com. You may also contact Lisa Woodland at (208) 235-5604 or Simplot Games Media Team at media@simplotgames.com.

 

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