FIU standout Gabrielle Rains wins Bronze in discus at Pan-Am Championships

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 0 Comments

FIU standout Gabrielle Rains wins Bronze in discus at Pan-Am Championships

Florida International University track and field standout Gabrielle Rains took home the Bronze Medal in the discus at the Pan-Am U20 Track and Field Championships last month in Trujillo, Peru.

Rains posted a throw of 53.06 meters that placed her on the medal stand.

Her performance in Peru fell just short of breaking her Canadian U20 and FIU record of 53.10 meters that she set on March 18 at the Hurricane Invitational, a record that stood for more than 31 years.

Her record-setting throw is currently tied for the 19th best U20 throw in the world this year, the second-best mark in Conference USA, and the 42nd best in NCAA Division I during the 2017 season.

Rains, who will be a sophomore in the fall, has already had a successful summer. On July 6, she won the Canadian U20 Track and Field Championship discus title at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Ottawa, Ontario. Rains set a new championships U20 record with her toss of 51.60m en route to the gold medal.

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