Talia Stewart and Lionel Larry To Represent USA At Pan-Am Junior Championships

July 29, 2005

USC sophomores Talia Stewart and Lionel Larry will represent the United States at the Pan-American Junior Athletic Championships being held in Windsor, Ontario, Can. July 28-31 at the new University of Windsor Stadium.

The Pan-Am Junior Athletic Championships is a world-class track and field meet held every two years, featuring some of the world's best up and coming athletes 19-and-under. This year's field includes over 600 athletes from 45 different countries.

Stewart is the fourth seed in the women's 100m hurdles with a time of 13.89. She will compete in the event on July 29. Stewart's best time in the 100m hurdles during her freshman year at USC was 14.00, but has a personal-best time of 13.33 while prepping at James Logan high in Richmond, Calif. Stewart also had the Trojans' second-fastest time during the 2005 season in the 400m hurdles with a mark of 59.71 at the Pac-10 Championships to finish second in the event.

Larry will be running the first leg of the USA 4x400m relay team on July 31. In his freshman season for the Trojans, Larry had USC's fastest time in the 400m, with a career-best 45.78. Larry also participated in the Trojans' 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams and was part of USC's season-best efforts on both squads. The 4x100m team of Phillip Francis, Wes Felix, Larry and Marvin Anderson posted a Trojan season-best time of 38.89 and he ran the first leg on the 4x400m relay team, along with Felix, Jeff Garrison and Anderson, that posted the Trojans' best time of 3:05:31.

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