Tierra Robinson-Jones, from Oakland, Wins Girls’ 200-Meter Dash at 2018 Simplot Games

For Immediate Release

Date February 17, 2018

Contact: Melissa Lee (702) 461-2975

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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.

For more information on Simplot Games, please visit our website at www.simplotgames.com. You may also contact Lisa Woodland at (208) 235-5604or Simplot Games Media Team at media@simplotgames.com.

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