Fort Collins grad wins Pan Am Junior championship

Fort Collins grad wins Pan Am Junior championship

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Fort Collins grad wins Pan Am Junior championship

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From left, Llyodricia Cameron, Brian Bedard and Josie Natrasevschi celebrate at the Pan Am Junior Games. Natrasevschi, a Fort Collins High School grad, won the discus title, with Cameron taking second. Bedard, CSU’s track coach, led the USA throwers.

From left, Llyodricia Cameron, Brian Bedard and Josie Natrasevschi celebrate at the Pan Am Junior Games. Natrasevschi, a Fort Collins High School grad, won the discus title, with Cameron taking second. Bedard, CSU’s track coach, led the USA throwers.

Fort Collins High School graduate Josephine Natrasevschi won the Pan American Junior title in discus over the weekend.

Natrasevschi, who will be a sophomore at Brown University in the fall, won with a throw of 52.60 meters to edge out United States teammate Lloydricia Cameron for the gold medal.

The U.S. female throwers were coached by Brian Bedard, the head track and field coach at Colorado State University.

The Pan Am Junior championships are held every two years for athletes under 20 years old and are a multi-sport competition similar to the Olympics for nations in Central, North and South Americas and the Caribbean.

The competition is being held in Edmonton.

Natrasevschi swept the shot put and discus titles in Class 5A at Fort Collins as a senior in 2014. She was 16th at the NCAA National Championships in discus to conclude her freshman year at Brown.

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