Andrews ‘puts’ her mark on Canada’s Junior Pan Am team

Two-time Canadian shot put champion Kaitlyn Andrews is headed to this year’s Pan American Junior track and field championships.

Kaitlyn Andrews of Georgetown

The 19-year-old Georgetown resident was named to Canada’s team by Athletics Canada on Thursday. The meet will take place July 6 through 8 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Andrews, a student at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, was a dominant figure during her high school career. She was a seven-time Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations medalist and a six-time Canadian Legion National Champion while competing in shot and discus.

Head coach Gary Crossley of St. Jacobs, Ont., says Canada’s team of 46 athletes is a mix of newcomers participating o their first National Team as well as many veterans from previous World Youth and World Junior Championship teams. Canada was the host of the previous Pan Am Junior Championships. Canadian athletes won 18 medals in 2005 on home soil.

Also on the Pan Am team is Cambridge resident Lindsay Carson, competing in the 1,500 metre run.