Jasmyne Graham and Joseph Anderson of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., win 60-meter hurdles at 2015 Simplot Games: Academy of Speed athletes end with personal records and a national ranking

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Date
February 21, 2015
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Jasmyne Graham and Joseph Anderson of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., win 60-meter hurdles at 2015 Simplot Games

Academy of Speed athletes end with personal records and a national ranking

 

Jasmyne Graham

Jasmyne Graham
Photo by H. Michael Roberts

Pocatello, Idaho – Jasmyne Graham, senior, and Joseph Anderson, sophomore, won the girls’ and boys’ 60-meter dashes at Simplot Games 2015. Both athletes represent Academy of Speed Track Club out of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and set personal records this weekend.

 

Graham won the girls’ 60 meters with an impressive time of 8.41 seconds, which is currently the second fastest time in the nation. Graham had an impressive weekend setting two personal records as a first-timer at Simplot Games, while also competing for the first time in the 60-meter distance.

 

“At the start of the race, I knew I had to have control.” She said, “I didn’t want to play catch up, and I just felt really focused coming in.”

 

Graham feels very excited and overwhelmed to have made such a high national ranking. She looks forward to competing for the University of Southern California in the fall.

 

Anderson, also a first timer at Simplot Games, won the boys’ 60 meters with a time of 7.94.

 

“I was happy because I wanted to go 7.9 or lower,” he said. “I just knew I wanted to pull away and that I was going to get first when I crossed the last two hurdles.”

Joseph Anderson

Joseph Anderson
Photo by H. Michael Roberts

 

Both Graham and Anderson have enjoyed their experience here at Simplot Games.

 

“This track is really fast, I love it,” Anderson said. “Loved the track, and loved the crowd.”

 

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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