Amarissa Hawker of Herriman, Utah, wins girls’ shot put at 2015 Simplot Games

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Date
February 21, 2015
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Amarissa Hawker of Herriman, Utah, wins girls’ shot put at 2015 Simplot Games

Amarissa Hawker

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

 

Pocatello, Idaho – Amarissa Hawker, a senior from Herriman, Utah, won the girls’ shot put with a mark of 45’02.25” at Simplot Games 2015. Hawker set a personal record this year and improved on her sixth place finish from last year’s Games.

 

“I’ve been really wanting to get into that 45-foot barrier,” she said. “I’ve been trying to get a personal record for a while and everything worked out on that one throw. One throw is all you need.”

 

Hawker was very excited to come to Simplot Games after watching the amazing competitors from last year. She plans to attend the University of Arizona in the fall.

 

More than 2,000 athletes have come from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia to participate in the 37th 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) 235-5673 or Simplot Games Media Team at media@simplotgames.com.

 

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