Athletics Canada names six for Panamerican Combined Events Cup in nation’s capital

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Ottawa (ISN) – Jamie Adjetey-Nelson of Windsor, Ont., headlines Canada’s entry at the 2012 Panamerican Combined Events Cup taking place in Ottawa, Ont., May 26 and 27.

Adjetey-Nelson, who enters with a personal best of 8239 points, sits third on the Canadian all-time list behind Michael Smith and David Steen. Jamie has represented Canada on numerous occasions, notably at the 2011 World Championships and at the 2010 Commonwealth Games where he won gold.

“In recent years combined events in Canada has been on the rise, and we’re seeing the fruits of that now with depth developing in both the men and women,” said Carla Nicholls, Pan Am Combined Events Cup Head Coach. She adds, “The event being held in Canada provides our program the unique opportunity to expose non national team members to strong competition in the ‘open’ section of the event. Our developing athletes will be showcased alongside athletes of Jamie Adjetey-Nelson’s ilk, serving up a great mentoring and learning opportunity. I am really looking forward in leading this team for two days of grueling competition.”

Canada will face stiff competition from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and the United States. Overall competitors from ten countries will converge on Terry Fox Athletic Facility at Mooney’s Bay Park May 26 and 27.

Team Canada at the Pan Am Combined Events Cup

Decathlon

Name

Hometown

Coach

Jamie Adjetey-Nelson

Windsor, ON

Brett Lumley

Mark Chenery

Ottawa, ON

James Holder

Chris Crossley

Saskatoon, SK

Todd Johnson

Heptathlon

Susan Coltman

Peterborough, ON

Bert Bennema

Jennifer Cotten

Woodstock, ON

Vickie Croley

Natasha Miller

Abbotsford, BC

Les Gramantik

Staff

Carla Nicholls

Regina, SK

Head Coach

Jean-François Roy

Gatineau, QC

Team Manager

Richard Gregory

Ottawa, ON

Physiotherapist

Paula Burchat

Ottawa, ON

Massage therapist

On Saturday May 26 competition will begin with the men at 2:00pm in the decathlon 100-metres. The women get underway in the heptathlon with the 100-metre hurdles at 2:30pm. Sunday the men will lead off again with the 110-metre hurdles at 12:30pm with the women springing into action at 1:00pm in the long jump.

The Open portion of the competition takes place on the mornings of May 26 and 27. On Saturday athletes in the open section get underway at 9:30am, Sunday they start at 10:00am.

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