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Team Canada selections for 2019 Pan Am Games

Here are the runners and multi-event athletes who will represent Canada in Lima, Peru next month. Photo: Victah Sailor/PhotoRun

Athletics Canada has announced Team Canada members for the 2019 Pan American Games, to be held in Lima, Peru from July 26 to August 11. A total of 46 Canadian athletes will travel to Lima, including 35 runners and multi-event athletes.

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Damian Warner
Damian Warner at the 2017 world championships. Photo: Claus Andersen/Athletics Canada.

The Games will provide an excellent opportunity to race a few months before this year’s world championhips in Doha in September, and the team hopes to top the 27 podium finishes it earned at the 2015 Games in Toronto. Two notable medallists from 2015 include decathlete Damian Warner, who won gold, and Gen Lalonde, who won bronze in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Lalonde achieved Canada’s best finish for a woman since 2004 at the World Cross Country Championships in Denmark in March and set a new personal best in the 1,500m at the Speed River Inferno in Guelph earlier this month. Lalonde holds the Canadian record in the 3,000m steeplechase, which she will be running in Lima.

Gen Lalonde at ACXC Nationals in 2018. Photo: Maxine Gravina

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Other names to note include Canadian marathon and half-marathon record-holder Rachel Cliff, heptathlete Georgia Ellenwood, Canadian 10,000m record-holder Natasha Wodak and Canadian 800m record-holder Brandon McBride.

Here are the athletes who will be traveling to Lima next month, in alphabetical order. (Names with asterisks are athletes who also represented Canada at the 2015 Pan Am Games.)

Name Event(s) Personal Coach Hometown Club Affiliation
Mobolade Ajomale Men’s 100m, 4x100m relay Kevin Lasure Thornhill West, Ont. Flying Angels Track & Field Academy
Marco Arop Men’s 800m Ron Thompson Edmonton, Alta. Voleo Athletics
Ashlan Best Women’s 4x100m relay Gabe Sanders Guelph, Ont. Speed River Track and Field Club
Mathieu Bilodeau Men’s 50km race walk David Gagnon Canmore, Alta. Unattached
Khamica Bingham* Women’s 4x100m relay Dennis Shaver Brampton, Ont. Brampton Track Club
Jerome Blake Men’s 200m, 4x100m relay Tara Self Vancouver, B.C. Coquitlam Cheetahs Track and Field Club
Maïté Bouchard Women’s 800m Simon Croteau Sherbrooke, Que. Athlétisme Sherbrooke
Leya Buchanan Women’s 100m, 4x100m relay John Smith Mississauga, Ont. Unattached
Lindsey Butterworth Women’s 800m Brit Townsend North Vancouver, B.C. Coastal Track Club
Johnathan Cabral* Men’s 110m hurdles Tim O’Neil Peribonka, Que. Unattached
Keira Christie-Galloway Women’s 100m hurdles Hugh Conlin Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club
Rachel Cliff Women’s 10,000m Richard Lee Vancouver, B..C Mile2Marathon
Kyra Constantine Women’s 400m, 4x400m relay Caryl Smith Gilbert Brampton, Ont. Project Athletics Track and Field Program
Men’s 50km race walk, 20km race walk Gerald Dragomir Richmond, B.C. Racewalk West
Georgia Ellenwood Heptathlon Nate Davis Langley, B.C. Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club
Crystal Emmanuel* Women’s 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay Charles Allen Toronto, Ont. Flying Angels Track & Field Academy
Ben Flanagan Men’s 10,000m Chris Fox Kitchener, Ont. Unattached
Phylicia George* Women’s 100m hurdles, 4x100m relay Darryl Woodson Markham, Ont. Flying Angels Track & Field Academy
Travia Jones Women’s 4x400m relay Darryl Woodson Regina, Sask. Unattached
Geneviève Lalonde* Women’s 3000m steeplechase Dave Scott-Thomas Moncton, N.B. Speed River Track and Field Club
Pierce LePage Men’s decathlon Gregory Portnoy Whitby, Ont. Unattached
Rory Linkletter Men’s 10,000m Ed Eyestone Calgary, Alta. Unattached
Brandon McBride* Men’s 800m Kurt Downes Windsor, Ont. Border City Athletics Club
Natassha McDonald Women’s 400m, 4x400m relay Wellesley Johnson Brampton, Ont. Project Athletics Track and Field Program
Jessica O’Connell* Women’s 5000m Mike Van Tighen Calgary, Alta. University of Calgary Athletics Club
Philip Osei* Men’s 400m Jason Kerr Toronto, Ont. Speed River Track and Field Club
William Paulson Men’s 1500m Cory Leslie Quebec, Que. Club d’Athlétisme de l’Université Laval
Brendon Rodney* Men’s 200m, 4x100m relay Maurice Wilson Etobicoke, Ont. Unattached
Andrea Seccafien Women’s 5000m Nic Bideau Guelph, Ont. Monarch Athletics Club

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Men’s 3000m steeplechase Dave Smith Calgary, Alta. Unattached
Gavin Smellie* Men’s 100m, 4x100m relay Milt Ottey Brampton, Ont. Flying Angels Track & Field Academy
Aiyanna Stiverne Women’s 200m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay Ronald Morency Laval, Que. Unattached
Damian Warner* Men’s decathlon, 4x100m relay Gar Leyshon London, Ont. Unattached
Sage Watson* Women’s 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay Fred Harvey Medicine Hat, Alta. Unattached
Natasha Wodak* Women’s 10,000m Lynn Kanuka North Vancouver, B.C. Prairie Inn Harriers
Regan Yee Women’s 3000m steeplechase Mark Bomba South Hazelton, B.C. Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club