Arria Minor, from Denver Wins 60-Meter Dash and 400 Meters at the 2018 Simplot Games, Joins Team for Win in 4×200-Meter Relay

For Immediate Release

Date: February 17, 2018

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Pocatello, Idaho –  Arria Minor, a junior from Denver, won the girls’ 60-meter dash and 400 meters at the 2018 Simplot Games. Her 60-meter dash time was 7.41 seconds and girls’ 400 meters time was 53.47.

“I get really nervous before every race, so I was definitely nervous,” Minor said. “I was just trying to think about executing what I needed to do.”

Minor is currently tied with her good friend, Tamari Davis, for the fastest national time of the season from a previous race time of 7.30 seconds in the 60-meter dash.

Minor was also part of the Denver Lightning Track 4×200-meter relay that placed first. Their time was 1:41.46.

More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand to participate in the 40th 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.

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