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    Juan Paul Green qualified for the Pan Am Junior Championships after finishing runner-up in the 400m.

    Juan Paul Green qualified for the Pan Am Junior Championships after finishing runner-up in the 400m.

    June 22, 2013

    Results

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Freshman Juan Paul Green advanced to the 2013 Pan Am Junior Championships after finishing runner-up in the 400m at Drake Stadium on Saturday. Green will be a part of Team USA at the the Pan Am Junior Championships which will take place August 23-25 in Medellin, Columbia.

    "I'm really pleased with Juan's performance," head coach Mike Turk said. "It's been a long season. For young guys coming off NCAA's with success, like Juan, it's not easy to turn it up to this level again. Sometimes the junior meet can be anti-climatic for the collegians. Juan's made his first national team and this can motivate him to keep working hard. It's a great opportunity for international experience."

    Green ran out of lane four in the finals, with four athletes coming into the last 100m neck and neck. The All-American and Marcus Chambers, the winner of the event, separated themselves with 50 meters left. Green crossed the finish line in a time of 46.64 to Chambers' 46.55.

    Green finishes his first season for the Fighting Illini as a NCAA All-American (4x400 & 400m), USATF Junior All-American (400m) and will compete for Team USA for the first time in his career later this summer.

    Illinois Results at USA Junior Outdoor Championships

    400m Final
    2. Juan Paul Green 46.64

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