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BYU sends two to Pan Am Junior track

Published August 20, 2013 10:53 am

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BYU's Marcus Dickson and Rachel Stewart will compete for Team U.S.A. at the upcoming Pan American Junior Athletics Championships between Aug. 23-25 in Medellin, Columbia.

Dickson, a sophomore from Buckley, Wash., will run the 800-meter race. Typically a miler, Dickson qualified for the Pan American Championships after finishing third in the 800 with a time of 1 minute, 53.13 seconds at the U.S.A. Junior Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa in June.

Stewart, a sophomore from Great Falls, Mont., is in the 1500-meter race, qualifying for the Pan Am games after finishing second in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:28.92 at the U.S.A. Junior Outdoor Championships.

The Pan American Junior Athletics Championships are open to athletes age 16 to 19 as of Dec. 31, 2013.