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Athletics Canada names UWindsor alumnus to Panamerican Combined Events Cup in nation’s capital

Lancer alumnus Jamie Adjetey-Nelson (BA 2007, BEd 2009) headlines Canada’s entry at the 2012 Panamerican Combined Events Cup taking place in Ottawa, May 26 and 27.

The decathlete, who enters with a personal best of 8239 points, sits third on the Canadian all-time list behind Michael Smith and David Steen. Adjetey-Nelson has represented Canada on numerous occasions, notably at the 2011 World Championships and at the 2010 Commonwealth Games -- where he won gold.

Canadian head coach Carla Nicholls says participation in combined events has been on the rise, and the country is now seeing the fruits, with depth developing on both the men’s and women’s teams.

“The event being held in Canada provides our program the unique opportunity to expose non-national team members to strong competition in the open section of the event,” she says. “Our developing athletes will be showcased alongside athletes of Jamie Adjetey-Nelson’s ilk, serving up a great mentoring and learning opportunity. I am really looking forward in leading this team for two days of gruelling competition.” 

Competitors from 10 countries will converge on Terry Fox Athletic Facility at Mooney’s Bay Park, May 26 and 27.