For Immediate Release
Date: February 16, 2019
Contact: Taylor Meeks (208) 840-1426
Brooke Weimer of Boise, Idaho, Wins the Girls’ Long Jump at the 2019 Simplot Games
Teammate Lauren Foster places third
Pocatello, Idaho– Brooke Weimer, a junior from Boise, Idaho, won the girls’ long jump at the 2019 Simplot Games with the mark of 18’10.25”.
“This jump was a big PR for me,” Weimer said. “Last year I placed seventh, so placing first was quite an improvement.”
Weimer had the same distance as second-place finisher Alysah Hickey, a senior from Tualatin, Oregon. To break the tie, they went back to the second jump where Weimer had the further distance by a quarter of an inch.
Weimer’s teammate, senior Lauren Foster, took third place with a mark of 18’8.25”.
More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to participate in the 41stannual 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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