Brown, Foessel throw 1-2 punch at Games

August 13, 2015

Renee Foessel & Jennifer Brown

August 12, 2015

TORONTO (August 12, 2015) – Jennifer Brown of Calgary and Renee Foessel of Mississauga, Ont.,  exchanged gold/silver placings and set continental records in two throwing events Wednesday as Canada enjoyed its best day in athletics at the Parapan American Games.

Canada accumulated seven gold, two silver and four bronze.

Brown won the women’s shot put in the F20/37/38 disability category with a best throw of 10.42 metres, an Americas record.  Foessel followed at 10.14 in the six-woman final.

Later on, Foessel threw 30.75 metres in the discus for the gold and America’s mark.  Brown’s best was 28.06.  There were six entries.

Brown and Foessel want to continue their success.

‘’We are aiming for long term goals,’’ said Foessel.  ‘’We can both achieve the podium."

"Really fantastic synergy, we have competed together, we drive each other, when I throw well, Renee wants to throw well and vice versa,’’ added Brown.

Other victors were Jason Roberts of Toronto in the F32/33/34 shot put, Pam LeJean of Halifax in the F53/54/55 shot put with a Games record 4.22 metres, Mitchell Chase of Pickering, Ont., in the T38 1500-m, Guillaume Ouellet of Victoriaville, Que., in the T13 1500-m and Alexandre Dupont of St-Rémi, Que., in the T54 400-m.

Bronze medallists were Kyle Pettey of Brampton, Ont., in the F32/33/34 shot put, Ness Murby of Salt Spring Island, B.C., in the F11/12 discus, Leah Robinson of Kitchener, Ont., in the T37 200-m and Ken Trudgeon of London, Ont., in the F46 discus.