Team USA Named For Junior Pan American Games; Including Current Bruins Dawn Harper And Jenna Timinsky

July 11, 2003

INDIANAPOLIS - Eighty-eight track and field athletes, including UCLA's Dawn Harper (100m hurdles) and Jenna Timinsky (800m), will represent Team USA at the Pan American Junior Championships in Bridgetown, Barbados, July 18-20.

Athletes qualified for Team USA at the 2003 USA Junior Outdoor Championships, a part of the VerizonYouth Series, at Stanford, CA, June 19-22. All other selections on Team USA were at the discretion of USATF and its committees. Junior athletes are age 19 or under during the 2003 calendar year.

Representing the Bruin women will be sophomore-to-be Harper in the 100m hurdles and redshirt freshman Timinsky in the 800m. Harper won the 100m hurdles (13.28w, +2.3) at the USA Junior meet and as a true freshman this spring, placed second at the Pac-10 (13.33, personal-best, No. 8 in school history), fourth at the NCAA West Regional (13.33, tied personal-best) and qualified for the NCAA Outdoor. Timinsky, who redshirted last spring in track after helping the Bruin cross country squad last fall qualify as a team to the NCAA Championships, placed third (2:09.64) in the 800m at the USA Junior meet.

For more information on the 2003 USA Track & Field Youth Athletics National Championships and the Verizon Youth Series, including results and complete coverage of this year's event, visit the USATF website at www.usatf.org.

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