Blood Wins Pan Am Junior 3,000m Title

SAO PAULO, Brazil – In her third appearance for the U.S. National Team, University of Oregon freshmen Nicole Blood won the Pan American Junior Championships 3,000m title Friday in second day action.

The Simi Valley, Calif., product won her first event title (9:22.35) by 3.74 seconds over Marie-Louise Asselin (second, 9:26.09) and Jessica O'Connell (third, 9:56.33) of Canada.

Blood earned her spot on the U.S. team after she won the USA junior outdoor title two weeks ago (9:27.81) by more than 10 seconds. That victory was the second American junior national track title of her career after she won the 5,000m in 2005, and she also won the U.S. junior cross country title in February 2006.

She competed in the 2005 Pan American Junior Championships in 2005 and was also the top American finisher in that race (second overall, 16:55.17).

More event information is located at the meet organizer's http://cbat.org.br/competicoes/pan_juvenil/resultado.asp website.

FINAL RESULTS

Women's 3,000m

Resultado Oficial / Official Result - 2ª Etapa

3000m - Women - Final
July 06, 2007 - Friday - 16:00h
RM: 8.28.83 Temperatura/Temperature: 28.9°
RA: Humidity: 27%

Col Nº Atleta/Athlete Nasc. País/Country Tempo/Mark
1 301 Nicole Blood 25|04|1988 USA 9:22.35
2 160 Marie-Louise Asselin 01|12|1988 CAN 9:26.09
3 159 Jessica O'Connell 10|02|1989 CAN 9:56.33
4 24 Evangelina Thomaz 16|11|1991 ARG 10:17.37
5 408 Rocio Huillca 28|03|1900 PER 10:32.94 6 100 Maria Cristina Bonfim 27|05|1988 BRA 10:50.12
481 Viviana Acosta Andaluz 23|07|1990 ECU DNF

Obs: Resultados Parciais
1000m nº 160 3.08.61
2000m nº 160 6.18.64

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