Haley Showalter of Highlands Ranch, Colo., wins 2015 Simplot Games weight throw: Winning distance puts her third in the country

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Date: February 19, 2015

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Haley Showalter of Highlands Ranch, Colo., wins 2015 Simplot Games weight throw

Winning distance puts her third in the country

 

Haley Showalter

Photo by H. Michael Roberts

Pocatello, Idaho – Haley Showalter, a senior from Highlands Ranch, Colo., won the girls weight throw for the second consecutive year at the 2015 Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho. Her mark of 57’11.75” was good enough to put her in the top three in the nation for this year.

“I felt a lot more confident today than I did in my past indoor meets this season,” Showalter said. “I really wanted to set a personal record tonight, but I’m still happy with how I did.”

Showalter, who is committed to the University of Wisconsin, plans to focus on discus and hammer throw in college.  This was her third appearance at Simplot Games.

Team Throw One Deep from Marietta, Ga., claimed second, third, fifth, and sixth places.

 

  • Second place, Sabrina Gaitan, senior from Marietta, Ga., with a throw of 57’9”
  • Third place, Kamryn Brinson, junior from Marietta, Ga., with a throw of 56’6.75”
  • Fourth place, Emelda Malm-Annan, senior from Elk Grove, Calif., with a throw of 51’5.25”
  • Fifth place, Tatiana Taylor, senior from Marietta, Ga., with a throw of 49’5.50”
  • Sixth place, Zharia Jefferies, senior from Marietta, Ga., with a throw of 47’8.75”

 

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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