For Immediate Release
Date February 17, 2018
Contact: Katie Damron (208) 220-5307
Jada Hicks from Fullerton, Calif., Wins Girls 60-Meter Hurdles at 2018 Simplot Games
Hicks makes personal best in final race at the Games
Pocatello, Idaho—Jada Hicks, a senior from Fullerton, Calif., won the girls’ 60-meter hurdles in her 2018 Simplot Games debut with a time of 8.44, a personal best.
“I felt really good coming in,” said Hicks. “I had really loose legs and was really warm. I didn’t feel nervous at all, I just felt normal.”
Prior to Simplot Games, Hicks’s best time was 8.7 seconds, and she was excited to break her personal record.
“I think it was a matter of getting a feel for the track,” said Hicks.
Hicks had never competed at Simplot Games before, and was impressed by the meet overall.
“I have never been to Simplot Games before, but I’ve always wanted to come here,” said Hicks. “It’s been great and I’m really excited to be here.”
More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to participate in the 40th 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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