MEDELLIN, Colombia – Megan Glasmann, an incoming Stanford freshman from Park City, Utah, won the Pan Am Junior Championships in the women’s javelin, setting a meet record for the 19-and-under competition which features the best of the Western Hemisphere.
On her last throw, Glasmann threw 176-11, a personal record by 10 feet, the top throw by a U.S. junior or high school athlete this year and the No. 2 mark in U.S. junior history. Glasmann, whose mother is former Texas All-America Niki Nye, entered the meet with a best of 166-7.
Glasmann qualified by winning the U.S. junior championship in July and was among five current or incoming Stanford athletes to compete in the biennial meet.
Other highlights among Stanford competitors were Claudia Saunders, a rising sophomore, who was sixth in the women’s 800 in 2:12.17, and Justin Brinkley, who was ninth in the men’s 1,500 in 4:00.42.
Complete results were unavailable, though incoming freshman Scott Buttinger of Canada was reportedly sixth in the men’s 800 final. He was second in his semifinal heat in 1:52.90.
Results from incoming freshman Dylan Duvio in the men’s pole vault were unavailable.