Gibson competes at USATF U20 Championship

Photo by Army Athletic Communications

Army West Point freshman Jamir Gibson competed at the USA Track and Field Under-20 Outdoor Track and Field Championship June 22 and Sunday. The national competition serves as a selection process for the Pan American Games, which will take place in Costa Rica from July 18-20. The top-two finishers from each event qualify for Team USA. Gibson began his weekend placing fifth in the discus throw with a mark of 56.04 meters. On Sunday, Gibson competed in the shot put, posting a mark of 19.01 meters in the 6kg competition. By finishing third, Gibson will serve as an alternate for Team USA at the U20 Pan American Games. He would travel with the team only in the event of an emergency replacement. To see the full results, visit