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2011 Pan American Games Team


2011 Pan Amercian Games

2011 Pan Amercian Games

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today a team of 17 athletes who will travel to Guadalajara, Mexico for the staging of the 2011 Pan American Games.  Athletics at the Pan American Games will comprise of almost 700 athletes competing at Telmax Stadium October 23 to 29.

“The Pan American Games are an integral part of our national team program, however this year due to scheduling it is very difficult to send all of our best athletes,” explains Head Coach Les Gramantik. “The 2011 Pan American Games still represent an important stepping stone for many who have been selected to prove their abilities by competing and winning internationally.”


Headlining Canada’s athletics entry is defending Pan American Games champion Dylan Armstrong from Kamloops, B.C.  Armstrong’s 2011 season has been one for the ages; his accomplishments include a silver medal at the World Championships, he is the current World Leader and leads the IAAF Diamond Race in the shot put.


Athletics Canada 2011 Pan American Games Team

Name Event Hometown Personal Coach
Dylan Armstrong Shot Put Kamloops, B.C. Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Krysha Bayley Long Jump, 4x100m Edmonton, Alta. Scott Saunders
Christian Brennan 400m, 4x100m Waterdown, Ont. George Kerr
Malindi Elmore 1500m Kelowna, B.C. Mike Van Tighem
Sultana Frizell Hammer Throw Perth, Ont. Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Christie Gordon 100m Hurdles, 4x100m Edmonton, Alta. Wayne Phipps
Miana Griffiths 4x100m Oakville, Ont. Steven Dos Santos
Tremaine Harris 400m, 4x400m Markham, Ont. Desai Williams
Kerri-Ann Mitchell 100m, 4x100m Pickering, Ont. Anthony McCleary
Philip Osei 4x400m Toronto, Ont. Marc Christie
Dontae Richards-Kwok 100m, 200m, 4x400m Mississauga, Ont. Desai Williams
Michael Robertson 4x400m Ottawa, Ont. Glenroy Gilbert
Victoria Robson Pole Vault Winnipeg, Man. Scot Dressler
Crystal Smith Hammer Throw Kamloops, B.C. Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Kate Van Buskirk 1500m Brampton, Ont. Dave Reid
Angela Whyte 100m Hurdles Edmonton, Alta. Wayne Phipps
Jason Wurster Pole Vault Stevensville, Ont. Arye Rosenoer

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2007 Canadian track and field athletes came away with 12 medals (six gold, four silver, two bronze).