The Pan-American Junior Championships came to an end in Colombia on the weekend with Dominica securing a bronze medal in the female high jump competition.
Thea Lafond jumped a height of 1.76 meters in that category and also placed seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 12.57 meters.
Coach Godwin Dorsette said the high jump competition was difficult for Lafond “as she was made to be running between two events at the same time, something which one could say cost her the gold.”
Chelsey Linton finished her Heptathlon Competition with a national record for Heptathlon of 4,523 points bettering her 2010 CAC Juniors performance by 19 points. She came seventh in the Heptathlon event.
Her performance was hampered by a hamstring injury during the Shot Put event and decided to continue, even if she could not exert maximum force in any other of her four events.
Thus her performances in 200-meter, Long Jump, Javelin and 800-meter were way under what was expected.
The Pan-American Junior Championships was held in Medellín, Colombia from August 23 to 25 2013.