Maddie Rabing, of Lake Oswego, Ore., Wins the Girls Shot Put at 2016 Simplot Games

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Date February 20, 2016

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Maddie Rabing, of Lake Oswego, Ore., Wins the Girls Shot Put at 2016 Simplot Games

Pocatello, Idaho – Maddie Rabing, a senior from Lake Oswego, Ore., won the girls shot put at the 2016 Simplot Games with a throw of 47’-10.5”. With the win, Rabing won gold in two events at this year’s Games, also taking home the top spot in girls weight throw.

“Simplot Games has been a really good experience for me, she said. “It’s a lot bigger than most of the other competitions we go to, so winning this really means a lot to me.”

The throw of 47’-10.5” is a new personal record (PR) for Rabing, who tried out a new throwing method today.

“I tried the glide today and it worked out really well,” she said. “Beating my PR is always something I work hard for everyday in practice and it’s nice when all the hard work pays off.”

Sierra Freeland, a senior from Riverton, Utah, and Maia Garren, a senior from Logan, Utah, rounded out the top three.

More than 2,100 athletes have come from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to participate in the 38th 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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