For Immediate Release
Date: February 17, 2018
Contact: Katie Damron (208) 220-5307
Joseph Corbridge, from American Fork, Utah, Wins the Boys’ 800-Meter Run at the 2018 Simplot Games
Pocatello, Idaho—Joseph Corbridge, a junior from American Fork, Utah, won the boys’ 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.99 at the 2018 Simplot Games.
“I did pretty well,” said Corbridge. “I’m happy with my performance. I was really focusing on trying to pass the people in front of me and getting a good time.”
Though Corbridge’s win is still fresh, he’s already thinking ahead to next season and how to improve his techniques and time.
“I’m really aiming to break 1:54 this season,” said Corbridge.
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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