Saturday, August 1, 2009

WSU's Joe Abbott wins semi-final heat at Junior Pan-Ams...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago--Washington State University sophomore-to-be Joe Abbott, the 2009 USA junior champion, ran the fastest time of the day in the semi-finals of the 800 meter run as day two of the Pan Am Junior Championships concluded at Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Running in the second of three semi-final heats, Abbott clocked 1:52.30 and defeated Trinidad & Tobago's Gavyn Nero (1:52.51) and Jose Juan Esparaza (1:52.73) of Mexico in what eventually turned out to be the fastest of the three heats.

In Sunday's concluding events at the Junior Pan Ams, Abbott along with WSU teammate Courtney Kirkwood in the women's javelin will compete for Team USA.

Also competing in the final day is the University of Washington's Angus Taylor, who will represent Canada in the hammer throw.

Results from the Pan Am Junior Championships can be accessed here.

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