Zrinyi claims Pan Am gold medal

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - SPORTS -

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).

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