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Track & field gets underway Tuesday at Pan American Games in Toronto

7/20/2015
 
TORONTO -- USATF Olympians and World Champions are set to take the stage at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, where track & field continues competition through July 26.
 
U.S. marathon athlete Lindsay Flanagan (Silver Springs, Maryland) won the first USATF medal, pulling in bronze on Saturday, July 18, when she finished in 2:36:30 for third place and the first bronze medal ever for an American woman.
 
Team USA collected 16 medals in track & field at the 2011 Pan American Games, bringing home four golds, eight silvers and four bronzes from Guadalajara, Mexico.
 
The 44 men and 44 women include Team USA veterans Olympic bronze medalist and reigning 110-meter hurdles World Champion David Oliver (Kissimmee, Florida), Olympic gold medalist in pole vault Jenn Suhr (hometown),, two-time Olympian Wallace Spearmon (Fayetteville, Arkansas) and Olympian Desi Linden (Washington Twp., Michigan).
 
Pan American Games medalists returning from the 2011 team are hammer throw gold medalist Kibwe Johnson (Suwanee, Georgia), two-time medalist Barbara Pierre (Knightdale, North Carolina), hammer throw bronze medalist Amber Campbell (Indianapolis, Indiana), and American record holder and women’s shot put bronze medalist Michelle Carter (Dallas).
 
NFL wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (Austin, Texas) of the Buffalo Bills also makes the roster as he returns to track & field after previously competing for Team USA at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and joining him on the runway will be Jeff Henderson (Little Rock, Arkansas), a top-10 finisher at IAAF World Championships in 2013.
 
The U.S. team also includes young talent in Kaylin Whitney (Clermont, Florida), Shamier Little (College Station), Kendall Baisden (Austin, Texas) and Kendal Williams (Jacksonville, Florida), who all made the podium at 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships. 
 
Tuesday’s morning session begins with men’s long jump at 10 a.m., and the evening session gets underway with women’s triple jump at 6 p.m.
 
Track & field will air as part of ESPN’s Pan American Games coverage across their family of networks, including ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3/WatchESPN.
 
Pan American Games TV Coverage
Time (ET) Date Network
9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. July 21 ESPN3
7-11 p.m. July 21 ESPN/ESPN2
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. July 22 ESPN3
7-11 p.m. July 22 ESPN/ESPN2
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. July 23 ESPN3
7-11 p.m. July 23 ESPN/ESPN2
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. July 24 ESPN3
8-11 p.m. July 24 ESPN/ESPN2
11 a.m.-11 p.m. July 25 ESPN3
4:30-11 p.m. July 25 ESPN/ESPN2
 
 
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