Schwartz takes Pan American Silver Medal in Ottawa, Canada
Marks the highest international achievement to date for the Santa Barbara Track Club. OTTOWA, Canada - Lindsay Schwartz of the Santa Barbara Track Club (SBTC) once again rallied her way to the podium in an international heptathlon competition while representing the United States of America. Schwartz, a native of Watertown, Wisconsin, surpassed her 2013 Bronze Medal performance to earn the Silver Medal at the 2014 Pan American Combined Events Cup over the weekend. The competition featured 28 of the highest ranked athletes from 10 Countries within North and South America.
The silver medal earned by Schwartz marks the highest international achievement to date for the Santa Barbara Track Club. Schwartz ' s score of 5835 was higher than her USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships performance three weeks earlier in Sacramento. She showed consistency throughout the competition en route to her silver medal performance. She utilized a strong first day with a second day that saw her throw a season best of 40.02 meters in the javelin. She closed the meet with a 2:14 in the 800 to move up on the podium.
"Lindsay has continued to demonstrate her ability to compete and persevere this season. An early season injury forced her to miss a lot of training. It is great to see her finish her season this way" commented SBTC Head Coach Josh Priester.
Schwartz has been one of the most consistent performing heptathletes in the USA throughout 2013 and 2014. Her competition resume includes 3 International Medals and 4 top 10 USA finishes in Outdoor and Indoor Track and Field. Schwartz and the SBTC train at Westmont College and Prevail Conditioning in Santa Barbara.
The SBTC has one international event remaining in 2014 with Barbara Nwaba and Tom FitzSimons representing Team USA at the Thorpe Cup in Marburg, Germany on July 26-27. Nwaba, a UC-Santa Barbara alumni (2012) and Los Angeles, CA native, enters the Thorpe Cup as the second ranked Heptathlete for the U.S. off the heals of a personal best 6,307 points and a Silver Medal finish at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, CA.
About the Santa Barbara Track Club The Santa Barbara Track Club aims to create a progressive and cohesive Track & Field experience for members of our community from youth to masters as well as the development of Olympians and Olympic hopefuls alike. The professional athletes are composed of combined events athletes and middle distance athletes who also work within the community by serving as coaches and mentors to youth. The coaching and personal training efforts of the athletes help to fund the continued growth of Santa Barbara as an international training hub as well as to promote cultural exchange and shared education.