Monday, July 02, 2007

Marks, Ferrell, Dunn, and Lundstrom Make USA's Pan Am Roster

Three-time USA triple jump champion Shani Marks, St. Paul Academy & Summit School graduate Cack Ferrell, two-time Olympian Philip Dunn, and Chris Lundstrom of Team USA Minnesota are listed on the USA's official roster for the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Track and field competition at the games runs from July 22 to 29.

Former Golden Gopher Marks won the triple jump title at the USA Outdoor Championships last month. Ferrell, who trains with the Oregon Track Club, finished 6th at USAs in the 5000 meter run.

Dunn, a Carleton College graduate, won a bronze medal in the 1999 Pan Am Games 50K walk, the event he'll be contesting in Rio. Northfield High School graduate Lundstrom, who finished fourth at the Twin Cities Marathon last October, will compete in the marathon.

Junior Team ... As expected, Winona's Elliott Heath, the USA junior cross country and 5000 meter champ, is on the USA's Pan Am Junior Games team along with University of Minnesota pole vaulter Alicia Rue.

The Pan Am Juniors take place this weekend in Rio.

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