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Team USA dominates Pan Am Games, wins scoring table with 41 medals

7/26/2015
 
TORONTO -- Team USA completed the country’s best Pan American Games performance in the sport of track & field since 1999, collecting 41 medals: 13 golds, 15 silvers and and 13 bronzes over seven days of competition at both CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium and along the Ontario Place West Channel.
 
The U.S. women showed their prowess for international games, winning 23 medals while Team USA’s men won 18.  The U.S. crushed the scoring table with 403 points, outscoring home team Canada by 153 points.  Brazil was third with 164 points.
 
Gold Medal Performances
 
Earning the most gold medals since 2003, U.S. athletes set five Pan American Games records, including David Oliver’s 110m hurdle final, Queen Harrison’s 100m hurdle final, Ashley Higginson’s 3000 steeplechase, Barbara Pierre’s 100m heat  and the women’s 4x100 relay comprised of Barbara Pierre, Lekeisha Lawson, Morolake Akinosun and Kaylin Whitney, the youngest competitor to win a gold medal. 
 
With the 41 medals, Team USA also recorded the ninth best medal tally in team history and the best medal performance of the new millennium.
 
All four relay teams won medals, three of them gold. Two athletes set lifetime bests and nine athletes recorded season bests.
 
Team USA’s youngest athlete, seventeen-year-old sprinter Kaylin Whitney took home her first individual international medal on a senior team when she won the women’s 200m.  Whitney also scored gold in the women’s 4x100m  relay anchoring the team to a meet record.
 
Personal Bests
Kyle Clemons - 400 (44.84)
Jeff Henderson - LJ (8.52m/27-11.5 =PR)
 
Season Bests
Wallace Spearmon - 200 (20.03)
Jeshua Anderson - 400H (48.95)
Riley Dolezal -  javelin (81.62m/267-9)
Derek Masterson - (7,436)
Barbara Pierre - 100 (10.92)
Desiree Linden - 10,000 (32:43.99)
Queen Harrison - 100 hurdles (12.52, meet record)
Maya Pressley - HJ (1.88m/6-2)
Maria Michta-Coffey - 20k Walk (1:33:07)
 
Click here for the complete schedule and results.
 
Team USA Medals at the Pan American Games (41)
 
Gold (13)
Women’s 4x400 relay -- Little, Jefferson, Wimbley, Baisden (3:25.68)
Men’s 4x100 relay -- Lee, Spearmon, Williams, McClain (38.27)
Women’s 4x100 relay -- Pierre, Lawson, Akinosun, Whitney (42.58, meet record)
Ashley Higginson, 3000 steeplechase (9:48.12, meet record)
Andrew Wheating, 1500 (3:41.41)
Kaylin Whitney, 200 (22.65)
David Oliver, 110 hurdles (13.07, meet record)
Kendall Baisden, 400 (51.27)
Clayton Murphy, 800m (1:47.19)
Kibwe Johnson, hammer (75.46m/247-7)
Jeff Henderson, long jump (8.54m/28-0.25w)
Shamier Little, 400m hurdles (55.50)
Queen Harrison, 100m hurdles (12.52, meet record)
 
Silver (15)
Men’s 4x400m relay -- Clemons, Harris, Chambers, Clement (3:00.21)
Heather Miller-Koch, heptathlon (6,178)
David Torrence, 5000m (13:46.60)
Shalaya Kipp, 3000m steeplechase (9:49.96)
Riley Dolezal, javelin (81.62m/267-9)
Kyra Jefferson, 200m (22.72)
Desiree Linden, 10,000m (32:43.99)
Shakima Wimbley, 400 (51.36)
Marquis Goodwin, long jump (8.27m/27-1.75w)
Jill Camarena-Williams, shot put (18.65m/61-2.25)
Alysia MontaƱo, 800m (1:59.76)
Tenaya Jones, 100m hurdles (12.84)
Amber Campbell, hammer (71.22m/233-8)
Aron Rono, 10,000m (28:50.83)
Kara Winger, javelin (61.44m/201-7)
 
Bronze (13)
Sha’Keela Saunders, long jump (6.66m/21-10.25)
Gia Lewis-Smallwood, discus (61.26m/201-0)
Russ Winger, discus (62.64m/205-6)
Jenn Suhr, pole vault (4.60m/15-1)
Kyle Clemons, 400m (44.84)
Ryan Martin, 800m (1:47.73)
Conor McCullough, hammer (73.74m/241-9)
Barbara Pierre, 100m (11.01)
Cory Leslie, 3000m steeplechase (8:36.83)
Jake Blankenship & Mark Hollis, pole vault (5.40m/17-8.5)
Kellyn Taylor, 5000m (15:52.78)
Lindsay Flanagan, marathon (2:36:30)


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