Zrinyi claims Pan Am gold medal
WINNIPEGGER Julia Zrinyi of Stride Ahead Tough Track picked up her third gold medal of the summer, this wan coming at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia.
Zrinyi ran a 4:36.88 in the 1,500-metres event to win the medal. Earlier in the summer she won gold in the 1,500-m at the Canadian Junior Championships and at the Canada Summer Games. Zrinyi currently attends the University of Connecticut.
Eric Guy and Alhaji Mansaray of Winnipeg Optimist Athletics also represented Canada at the Pan Am Junior Championships.
Guy lowered his Manitoba provincial record in the junior men’s 110-m hurdles in the semifinals with a time of 14.10. In the finals, Guy finished with a time of 14.24 to place seventh overall. Mansaray finished sixth overall in the high jump with a height of 2.05 metres. Guy and Mansaray will attend the University of Manitoba this fall.
Canada had the second highest medal count at the championships with a total of 19 medals (six gold, six silver and seven bronze).