Throw 1 Deep Sweeps Competition in Weight Throw at 2017 Simplot Games

For Immediate Release
Date February 16, 2017
Contact: Katie Damron (208) 220-5307
Throw 1 Deep Sweeps Competition in Weight Throw at 2017 Simplot Games
Pocatello, Idaho – Jason Judge and Sydnee Walker, both seniors from Marietta, Ga., on team Throw 1 Deep, took first in the boys’ and girls’ weight throw at the 2017 Simplot Games. Judge’s distance was 65’5”, and Walker’s mark was 56’11”.
Throw 1 Deep also claimed the second place spots in the same event. Evan Hardin’s mark was 62’3”, and Makenli Forrest’s mark was 56’2”.
“It’s awesome to be here,” said Walker. “I feel good about how I did.
Walker has competed in the weight throw for three years, but this is her first time at Simplot Games. She said she is using Simplot Games as a building experience to prepare for nationals, where she hopes to shine as a senior
Judge has competed at Simplot Games twice before, but has not placed until this year. After winning a title at Simplot Games, J
dge has his sights set on competing at the New Balance Indoor National meet, and attending Harvard University in the fall.
“For my last throw, I just had fun and managed to throw an indoor personal best,” said Judge.
More than 2,200 athletes came from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to participate in the 39th annual Simplot Games. Simplot Games remains the nation’s pr
mier 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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