Saturday, July 22, 2017

Seminole harrier Steven Cross wins the Pan American men's 10,000 junior title

Competing for the United States team, Steven Cross won the men's 10,000-meter race in Lima, Peru at the nineteenth Pan American Junior Athletics Championships on Saturday, 22 July 2017. Closing with the same kind of dominating last lap that had won him the US Junior Championship, Cross ran 32:09.66 to edge silver-medalist Aidan Reed (32:10.15) of the United States and bronze medalist Yuri Phututi (32:13.33) of Peru. Cross is a first-year student on the track and cross-country teams at Florida State University.


The Pan American Junior Athletics Championships were first held in 1980, but the men's 10,000-meter race wasn't added to the program till 1989. The Pan Am juniors have been held every two years since then. Prior to 1980, the top US juniors competed in the US vs USSR dual meet.


Men's 10,000, 2017 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships
  1. 32:09.66, Steven Cross (United States)
  2. 32:10.15, Aidan Reed (United States)
  3. 32:13.33, Yuri H Labra Phututi (Peru)
  4. 32:30.26, Luis R Toapnata Farinango (Ecuador)
  5. 32:55.86, Omar E Ramos Quiza (Peru)
  6. 33:47.73, Cristian P Conteron Chiliquin (Ecuador)

Pan American Junior Athletics Championships
Men's 10,000-meter champions, 1989 - 2017
YearHost CityAthletePerformance
1989Santa Fe ARGAlejandro Villanueva (MEX)29:28.6
1991Kingston JAMJanik Lambert (CAN)30:29.25
1993Winnipeg CANElías Bastos (BRA)30:21.12
1995Santiago CHIDavid Galindo (MEX)29:46.72
1997Havana CUBEdegar Lobo (BRA)30:45.73
1999Tampa USAJesse Thomas (USA)31:15.63
2001Santa Fe ARGFranck de Almeida (BRA)30:28.73
2003Bridgetown BARBrett Gotcher (USA)30:39.51
2005Windsor CANNeal Naughton (USA)30:12.14
2007São Paulo BRAKenneth Klotz (USA)31:04.57
2009Port of Spain TRIVictor Aravena (CHI)31:01.70
2011Miramar USAParker Stinson (USA)30:37.88
2013Medellin COLMatt McClintock (USA)31:12.39
2015Edmonton CANConnor Hendrickson (USA)30:46.66
2017Trujillo PERSteven Cross (USA)32:09.66
The first Pan Am Junior Games were held in 1980. The men's 10,000
was added to the program in 1989.

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