Speed River’s Ghazarian bronzed at Pan Am U20s

TRUJILLO, Peru – Sevanne Ghazarian of the Speed River Track and Field Club won bronze Friday at the Pan American U20 Championships at the Chan Chan Stadium.

Ghazarian finished third in the women’s 3,000 metres as she posted a time of 9:23.73.

Taylor Werner of the United States won in 9:16.12 while fellow Canadian Taryn O’Neill of Lake Country, B.C., was second in 9:22.05.

Kyle Madden of the Speed River club qualified for Saturday’s men’s 1,500 metres final by placing second in his heat Friday with a time of 3:57.27. Top four finishers in each of two heats plus the next four fastest times gained berths in the final.

Madden was in the slower second heat, although his time would’ve gained him a berth in the final on time.

Cooper Teare of the United States won the second heat in 3:57.25 while the other qualifiers from the heat were Walace Caldas of Brazil in 3:57.37 and Sebastian Montt of Chile in 3:57.52.

Carlos Hernandez of Colombia won the first heat in 3:51.59.

Jenna Smith of the Speed River club was sixth in the women’s 400 metres final with a time of 55.64 seconds.

Roxana Gomez of Cuba struck gold with a meet record time of 51.46 seconds. Jaevin Reed of the U.S. was second in 51.71 and Kyra Constantine of Brampton was third in 52.63 seconds. Smith advanced to the final placing third in her heat in 55.39 seconds.

Shyvonne Roxborough missed out on the women’s 100 metres final by less than a tenth of a second when she finished fourth in her heat in 12.11 seconds. Top two in each of three heats and the next two fastest times moved on. L’Tsh’A Fahie of the British Virgin Islands was third in Roxborough’s heat in 12.03 seconds and she gained a berth in the final.


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