Chinne Okoronkwo from Tacoma, Wash., wins girls’ triple jump at 2015 Simplot Games: Okoronkwo earns the #1 ranking in the U.S.

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Date: February 21, 2015

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Chinne Okoronkwo from Tacoma, Wash., wins girls’ triple jump at 2015 Simplot Games

Okoronkwo earns the #1 ranking in the U.S.

Chinne Okoronkwo

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

Pocatello, Idaho – Chinne Okoronkwo, a junior from Tacoma, Wash., won the girls triple jump in her third appearance at Simplot Games with a 41’4” jump. Her winning jump earns her the number one ranking in the U.S. this year.

“It feels pretty good to be on top,” said Davis, who finished second in both 2013 and 2014.

“It is so fun to come and compete against all the other athletes,” she said. “Not a lot of meets bring us all together like this.”

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.

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