For Immediate Release
Date February 17, 2018
Contact: Melissa Lee (702) 461-2975
Losa Latu, from Riverton, Utah, Wins Girls’ Shot Put at 2018 Simplot Games
Pocatello, Idaho – Losa Latu, a senior from Riverton, Utah, won the girls’ shot put at the 2018 Simplot Games with the mark of 41’10.25”.
This is Latu’s first year doing shot put as she was the linebacker on her high school’s football team and a part of the rugby team.
“My coach has been trying to get me to be a part of the track team since my sophomore year because he said I’d be good at shot put,” Latu said.
This was also Latu’s first year at Simplot Games.
“I was excited about coming here because everyone is just here to beat their own personal best,” she said.
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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