Students compete in Pan Am

Juliana Berger

Two track and field athletes competed in the Panamerican Junior Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada Aug. 1.

Courtney Corrin ’16 placed second in the Panamerican Junior Athletics Championships for the long jump with a jump of 6.13 meters (20-1 1/3). Corrin qualified for the games after winning the USA Track and Field Junior National Championships in Eugene, Ore. with a record setting jump of 21-6 1/4.

Alexandra Florent ’15 tied with two others for fifth in the high jump at 1.7 meters (5-6 9/10). It was Florent’s first year qualifying for Team USA.

“My goals for the games were to go into it not putting too much pressure on myself, but instead to focus on doing the little things right to ensure that I did well,” Florent said.

Florent will continue her track and field career at the collegiate level, as she is committed to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

“I am a little disappointed that I didn’t do as well as I feel I could have, but I am proud to be able to say that I placed fifth while competing for the USA,” Florent said.

Ashley Grossman ’11 assisted the U.S. Women’s water polo team in winning the gold medal at the Pan American games in Toronto, Canada during July.

The center led the Wolverines to their first CIF championship for women’s water polo in her senior season.