Pan American Junior Champs

Pan American Junior Champs

By ITU Admin on 24/06/07 at 12:00 am

A chilly Sunday morning in Edmonton, Canada greeted a host of junior athletes competing in the Pan American Junior Championships.  In the junior mens division, Andres Cabascango of Ecuador and Mexican Rodrigo Gonzalez went toe-to-toe in a spectacular sprint finish.  Cabascango barely edged out Gonzalez by one tenth of a second to become the new Pan American Junior Champion.  The South Americans showed they have a bright future with their young stars dominating the podium.  Wesley Matos of Brazil took the bronze ahead of Canadian Andrew Yorke.

In the womens field, Canadians Paula Findlay and Alexandra Coates thrilled the home crowds with a gold-silver finish.  Findlay dominated the race, posting the fastest swim and bike times to win by more than three and a half minutes.  Victoria Perez took the bronze, just four seconds behind Coates.  After Findlay it was a tight finish as only 39 seconds separated second place through eighth place.

The Pan American Junior Championships were part of triathlon week, a celebration of ten years of international triathlon in the city of Edmonton.

2007 Pan American Junior Championships Mens results
1. Andres Cabascango (ECU) 0:56:49.65
2. Rodrigo Gonzalez (MEX) 0:56:49.75
3. Wesley Matos (BRA) 0:56:54
4. Andrew Yorke (CAN) 0:57:21
5. Willy Pickhardt (USA) 0:57:23
6. Carlos Javier Quinchara (COL) 0:57:32
7. Luciano Taccone (ARG) 0:57:42
8. Jason Wilson (BAR) 0:57:46
9. Zachary Paris (USA) 0:57:58
10. Scott Dagnall (CAN) 0:58:06


2007 Pan American Junior Championships Womens results
1. Paula Findlay (CAN) 1:02:29
2. Alexandra Coates (CAN) 1:05:05
3. Victoria Perez (VEN) 1:05:09
4. Monica Vargas (MEX) 1:05:16
5. Gabriela Bolanos (GUA) 1:05:31
6. Ruth Cid (MEX) 1:05:33
7. Rachael Edwards (CAN) 1:05:37
8. Kathryn Ross (USA) 1:05:44
9. Maria Luisa Valerio (MEX) 1:06:08
10. Meghan Lapeta (USA) 1:06:37

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Photo courtesy of: Dean Davenport/ATA

Una fra maana de domingo en Edmonton, Canad, recibi a los atletas junior que compiten en el Campeonato Pan Americano Junior. En la categora junior masculina, Andrs Cabascango de Ecuador y Rodrigo Gonzalez de Mjico fueron codo a codo en un espectacular sprint final. Cabascango distanci en apenas una dcima de segundo a Rodrigo Gonzlez para ser el nuevo campen pan americano junior. Los sudamericanos demostraron que tienen un futuro brillante con sus jvenes estrellas atletas dominando el podium. Wesley Matos de Brasil se llev el bronce por delante del canadiense Andrew Yorke.

En la categora femenina, la canadiense Paula Findlay y Alexandra Coates entusiasmaron al pblico local con un doblete de oro-plata. Findlay domin la carrera, realizando los mejores tiempos en la natacin y la bicicleta para ganar por un tiempo de ms de tres minutos y medio. Victoria Prez se llev el bronce, a cuatro segundos de Coates. Tras Findlay se dio un final apretado con tan slo 39 segundos de diferencia entre el segundo y el octavo lugar. 

El Campeonato Pan Americano Junior formaba parte de la semana del triatln, una celebracin de diez aos de triatln internacional en la ciudad de Edmonton.

Campeonato Pan Americano Junior 2007 Resultados Masculinos
1. Andres Cabascango (ECU) 0:56:49.65
2. Rodrigo Gonzalez (MEX) 0:56:49.75
3. Wesley Matos (BRA) 0:56:54
4. Andrew Yorke (CAN) 0:57:21
5. Willy Pickhardt (USA) 0:57:23
6. Carlos Javier Quinchara (COL) 0:57:32
7. Luciano Taccone (ARG) 0:57:42
8. Jason Wilson (BAR) 0:57:46
9. Zachary Paris (USA) 0:57:58
10. Scott Dagnall (CAN) 0:58:06

Campeonato Pan Americano Junior 2007 Resultados Femeninos
1. Paula Findlay (CAN) 1:02:29
2. Alexandra Coates (CAN) 1:05:05
3. Victoria Perez (VEN) 1:05:09
4. Monica Vargas (MEX) 1:05:16
5. Gabriela Bolanos (GUA) 1:05:31
6. Ruth Cid (MEX) 1:05:33
7. Rachael Edwards (CAN) 1:05:37
8. Kathryn Ross (USA) 1:05:44
9. Maria Luisa Valerio (MEX) 1:06:08
10. Meghan Lapeta (USA) 1:06:37

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Foto cortesa de: Dean Davenport/ATA

 

 

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