CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Erin Dietz, an incoming freshman on the Harvard women's track and field team, has earned a spot on the U.S. squad set to compete at the Pan American Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada from July 31 – August 2.
"I'm excited to see Erin compete at the Pan Am Championships and continue the rich tradition of Harvard Track and Field," stated Jason Saretsky, The William W. "Bill" McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country. "We are proud of all of the Harvard affiliated track athletes competing for their countries this summer – past, present and with Erin – future."
Dietz will sport the red, white and blue after finishing as the runner-up in the 3,000 meter race at the USATF Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon in late June. Dietz's time of 9:37.41 represented a personal best for the Bedford, Massachusetts, native and was less than .8 seconds off the winning time. Her Pan Am qualifying mark in the 3,000 meter came just one day after she finished third in the 5,000 meter race.