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Forum staff reports, Published August 02 2009

Roesler finishes sixth overall at Pan Am track championships

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Fargo's Laura Roesler finished sixth overall today during the 800-meter finals at the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships.

Roesler, who will be a senior this fall at South High School, finished with a time of 2 minutes, 7.5 seconds.

The other U.S. athlete, Chanella Price, finished second in the championship field of eight athletes. Price finished in a time of 2 minutes, 5.13 seconds, well off the winning time of 2 minutes, 3.83 seconds.

The Pan Am Junior Championships are open to athletes from all the countries in the Americas who will be 16, 17, 18 or 19 this calendar year.