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TORONTO -- Ashley Higginson ran a Pan American Games record en route to her gold medal and Team USA picked up six medals, including three golds, on Friday night for 34 total pieces of hardware earned at CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium.
Ashley Higginson, 3,000m steeplechase gold medalist
David Oliver, 110mH gold medalist and new Pan American Games record holder “It’s a major deal. At 33 years of age, I had turned down coming to the Pan Am Games a couple times in the past, and I was going to take advantage of it this time. I targeted the Pan American Games record as a goal I wanted to achieve here, and I was glad I was able to achieve that goal.”
TORONTO -- Team USA won gold and bronze during the morning session at Pan American Games at CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium, where David Oliver broke a Pan American Games record in the 110-meter hurdles and Gia Lewis-Smallwood made the discus podium.
Storms that ran through the Jacksonville area prompted an abrupt halt to the first day of action of the 2015 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships at Hodges Field on the campus of the University of North Florida.
U.S. tops 200-meter qualifiers and decathlon continues at Pan American Games TORONTO -- Men’s and women’s 200-meter prelims got underway Thursday morning at Pan American Games as Kaylin Whitney and Kyra Jefferson won women’s heats; Wallace Spearmon and BeeJay Lee finished second and third in their prelim qualifiers, and the decathlon continued at CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium.
TORONTO -- Kendall Baisden and Shakima Wimbley went 1-2 in the women’s 400 meters as Team USA picked up eight more medals, three of them gold, Thursday night at the Pan American Games at CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium, where the U.S. remains atop the medals table with 25, already surpassing the 17 medals won in 2011 and the 24 earned in 2007.
After a long awaited start, the first day of the 2015 USATF Masters Championships got underway amidst grueling heat surrounding Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida.
Kendall Baisden I can’t believe it. My first senior international meet, I was able to make gold in my individual event. I’m just really happy right now.
Kyra Jefferson, 100m (second qualifying heat) On the race overall “This is my first 200 since USAs, so it’s a little difficult - more difficult than I expected. But it’s okay. The goal was just to make it to the semis.”
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