Jinaye Shomachuk of Alberta, Canada Wins the Girls’ Weight Throw at the 2019 Simplot Games

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Date: February 14, 2019

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Jinaye Shomachuk of Alberta, Canada Wins the Girls’ Weight Throw at the 2019 Simplot Games

Pocatello, Idaho– Jinaye Shomachuk, a sophomore from Alberta, Canada, won the girls weight throw at the 2019 Simplot Games with the mark of 52’8.5”.

“I did better than I expected,” Shomachuk said. “This was the first time that I have thrown a 20-pound weight in competition, so it was a new experience for me.”

This was Shomachuk’s first time at Simplot Games and even her first time competing internationally. She is the #2 all-time under 18 weight thrower in Canada.

Senior Jane Powers from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, took second place with a mark of 51’6.5”. Junior Markayla Billings of Herald, California, took third place with a mark of 49’5”.

More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to participate in the 41stannual 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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