Monday, September 19, 2011

Five Washington affiliated athletes named to Team USA for Pan Am Games in Mexico...

INDIANAPOLIS--Five athletes with ties to the state of Washington were named to the 90-member Team USA squad for the Pan American Games, which will be contested in Guadalajara, Mexico between October 24-29th.

The squad includes four athletes who represented the USA in Daegu--2011 discus champ Jarred Rome (left/photo by Paul Merca) from Marysville; former Fort Lewis resident Michael Mai in the hammer; Rainier Beach HS grad and 4 x 400m relay gold medalist Michael Berry in the 400; and, Renton HS grad and two-time Pan Am discus champion Aretha Thurmond.

Also joining the four is another Rainier Beach HS grad, Ginnie Crawford, who was fourth in the USA championships in Eugene in the women's 100 meter hurdles.

Mai, who was second in the national championships, will be joined by his wife, high jumper Deirdre Mullen, who was fourth in Eugene. The couple were married at the end of July.

The USA Track & Field release along with the complete team roster for the Pan Am Games is available here.

Here is a link from ESPN.com, written in late August on the track & field stadium (Telmex Athletics Stadium), which was behind schedule.

NOTE:  USA Track & Field contributed to this report.

1 comment:

Asher & James "Dallas" Henry said...

Mark Wieczorek, the Gig Harbor cross country coach also ran at Pan Am. Was 5th overall in the 800m.

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