For Immediate Release
Date February 18, 2017
Contact: Katie Damron (208) 220-5307
CATC from Oakland, Calif., takes first in Girls’ Sprint Medley Relay at 2017 Simplot Games
Pocatello, Idaho – CATC from Oakland, Calif., took first place at 2017 Simplot Games in the girls’ sprint medley relay with a time at 4:12.33.
The team consists of Tierra Robinson-Jones, junior, who ran the 400 leg, Lauryn Moore, senior, ran the first 200 leg, Jordan Jones, sophomore, ran the second 200 leg, and Emma Wawrzynek, senior, ran the 800 anchor leg.
“We knew it would be tough,” said Moore. “We had to run faster and compete harder.”
The team had competed at Simplot Games before with the exception of Wawrzynek. In her debut, Wawrzynek was impressed with the competitiveness of the meet and loved being among international competition.
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.
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