of Florida All-American Kristin Heaston is scheduled to compete
in the shot put at the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Games run from July
13-29, and the shot put contest will be held on Friday, July 27, at 3:30 p.m.
recently captured her third U.S.
outdoor title in the shot put, winning the event at the 2007 AT&T USA
Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a throw of 18.74m/61-5.75 on her
fourth attempt. She also won the crown in both 2003 and 2005.
A three-time All-American in the shot put at UF, Heaston
will head to Rio de Janeiro
as the world’s 17th-ranked shot putter. In addition to her U.S. title, she also finished third at the Torino Memorial Primo Neboli in Torino, Italy, on June 6 with a mark of
Fans can follow Heaston, as well as other
current and former Gator athletes, during the Pan American Games by visiting www.rio2007.org.