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Simoneau Claims 1A Discus Title

Posted 5/31/2018

SAMANTHA Simoneau earned the 1A girls discus title at the state track and field meet last Friday. SAMANTHA Simoneau earned the 1A girls discus title at the state track and field meet last Friday. BURRTON—Samantha Simoneau brought home a state title for Burrton High School from state track and field meet last Friday. She threw the discus 122 feet, 6 inches to best the competition, beating the second-place finisher by only four inches.

“It feels amazing, like a weight has been lifted,” she said. “I feel so excited.”

Simoneau had set a goal for herself to win state in the discus early in her high school career, and she has steadily made progress toward that goal. As a freshman she finished 15th at state; as a sophomore she was ninth with a throw of 101-06, and last year as a junior she was sixth with a toss of 109-03.

Simoneau also took 12th in shot put this year with a throw of 31 feet, 11 inches. For the boys, Michael Rimbey was 12th in the 200-meter run (24.34).