Darius Carbin, of San Jose, Calif., Wins the Boys High Jump and Triple Jump at 2016 Simplot Games

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Date February 20, 2016

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Darius Carbin, of San Jose, Calif., Wins the Boys High Jump and Triple Jump at

2016 Simplot Games

Pocatello, Idaho – Darius Carbin, a senior from San Jose, Calif., won the boys’ high jump and triple jump in his third appearance at Simplot Games with a 7’0” high jump and a 47’-11.25” triple jump.

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

“It’s an honor to win at Simplot Games,” he said. “I have been coming here for three years so there were big expectations coming in.”

Carbin was close to breaking the Simplot Games record for the high jump when he tried for 7’-2.5”, but all three attempts came up just short.

“The goal coming in was to get seven feet,” he said. “The record would have been great but I am just thrilled to have won two events at Simplot Games.”

Carbin has committed to the University of Georgia for track and field.

More than 2,100 athletes have come from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to participate in the 38th 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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