EDMONTON, Alberta—Incoming University of Washington freshman Charlotte Prouse (left/screen grab courtesy AthleticsCanada.tv/RunnerSpace.com) won the steeplechase at the Pan Am junior track & field championships at Foote Field Saturday.
Prouse, who finished second in the Canadian junior championships, ran 10:12.44, as she led from the start, defeating US national champion Hannah Christen (10:24.32) and the USA’s Alexandra Harris (10:31.79).
Prouse’s time would put her third on the Huskies’ all-time list in that event, behind Mel Lawrence’s 9:40.98 and Liberty Miller’s 10:03.34.
Sunday, Chineme Okoronkwo of Lynnwood competes in the women’s triple jump at the junior Pan Ams.
In Atlanta, Nick Symmonds of the Seattle-based Brooks Beasts opted to stay on the North American continent as the reigning world championship silver medalist prepares for another run at a world title later this month in Beijing.
Symmonds dropped out of the 1500 meters at the American Track League meet on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, after leading for the first few laps.
According to tweets from Flotrack, Symmonds was merely helping with pacing duties, as former teammate Andrew Wheating of the Oregon Track Club Elite won in 3:39.17.
In the women’s 100 meter hurdles, Rainier Beach HS alum Ginnie Crawford finished third in a time of 13.08, as Queen Harrison won in 12.84.
The men’s 400 saw fellow Rainier Beach alum Michael Berry finish fourth in the event in a time of 45.77.
In the women’s 1500, University of Georgia alum Megan Malasarte of the Brooks Beasts was sixth in the women’s 1500 in a time of 4:26.58 as Nicole Sifuentes of Canada won in 4:06.44.