For Immediate Release
Date: February 16, 2019
Contact: Tori Parks, 208-991-7987
Joshua Hartvigsen of West Valley, Utah Wins Boys’ Long Jump at the 2019 Simplot Games
Pocatello, Idaho – Joshua Hartvigsen, a senior from West Valley, Utah, won the boys’ long jump with a mark of 22’3.25” at the 2019 Simplot Games.
“This feels so good,” Hartvigsen said. “This is my third year at Simplot Games, and I’ve been able to see myself improving.”
Carson Christensen of Maple Valley, Wash., took second place with a mark of 21’10.25”. William Prettyman, who is also from West Valley, Utah, took third place with a mark of 21’8.25.”
“William and I push each other,” Hartvigsen said. “It’s always been a goal to beat him, and I finally did.”
More than 2,200 athletes will come from across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to participate in the 41st 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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