UM well-represented at Pan American Games

The University of Miami will be well represented at the Pan American Games, Aug. 2-16, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with a combined six former and current UM athletes taking part in various events.

Leading the UM track contingent will be sophomore All-American Lauryn Williams, the 2002 World Junior Champion in the 100 meters. Williams qualified for the Pan American Games with a seven-place finish at the USA Track and Field Championships earlier this summer.

Joining Williams on the USA Track and Field Team is Miami freshman All-American Charlotte Greggs. Greggs earned All-American honors in four events this past season, including three (400 meters, 4x100 meters and 4x400 meters) at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to become the first Hurricane in school history to earn All-American honors in three different events at a single NCAA event. Greggs will compete on the 4x400-meter relay squad.

Former Miami standout Yolanda McCray qualified for the US National Team in the 100-meters hurdle. McCray, a Miami native, was a six-time All-American at UM from 1995-99 and won the 100-meter NCAA national title in 1999. Jabari Ennis, a former member of the Miami pole vault squad, will compete for the Jamaican National Team.

Kyle Prandi, a former NCAA champion and two-time All-American, will compete in the 10-meter platform event, while Michelle Davison will also take part in the 10-meter competition. Both are former UM divers.

UM women's track and field coach Amy Deam will be an assistant sprints and hurdles coach. Hurricanes' diving coach Randy Abelman will serve as USA Diving Coach.

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