For Immediate Release
Date: February 17, 2018
Contact: Hailie Pease (208) 908-8348
Pocatello, Idaho – Anna Rodgers, a senior from Spokane, Wash., placed first in the girls’ long jump at the 2018 Simplot Games with a jump of 19’05.25”.
“It was my fourth year and my final jump, but I was jumping in the eighteens (over 18 feet),” Rodgers said. “I gave it all I had on my final jump, and even though it’s not in the twenties (over twenty feet) like I wanted, I guess I’m satisfied with 19’ 05”…for now.”
This was Rodgers’ last year at Simplot Games, but she is hoping to jump over twenty feet in her outdoor season this year.
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