For Immediate Release
Date February 17, 2018
Contact: Melissa Lee (702) 461-2975
Pocatello, Idaho – Tierra Robinson-Jones, a senior from Oakland, won the girls’ 200-meter dash at the 2018 Simplot Games with a time of 23.84 seconds, which was also her personal best.
“As soon as I crossed the finish line I kept saying ‘please say 23 (seconds), please say 23,” she said. “It felt like it took forever for the time to come up and once it did I cried tears of joy.”
Robinson-Jones will run at Texas A&M University next year.
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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