OTTAWA, Canada – Amy Watt of the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Track & Field Team was one of the 26 track and field athletes named to the Canada National Team for the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games in Peru.
"I'm excited to compete in Peru for Canada, and am looking forward to returning to campus this fall to continue training with my teammates and coaches," said Amy Watt.
A native of Calgary, Alberta, Watt will be competing in the T47 Long Jump at the games. She is joining the likes of Rio 2016 competitors Jennifer Brown, Liam Stanley, Mitchell Chase, Alister McQueen and Guillaume Ouellet. The to-be senior at Pomona College is no stranger to the Paralympic Games, having competed in Rio 2016 where she placed sixth in the Long Jump and 400 Meter. She was also the 2015 U.S. Paralympics High School All-American and Female Field Athlete of the Year.
"Congratulations to all of our driven and hard-working Para track and field athletes heading to Lima," said Stephanie Dixon, chef de mission of the Canadian Parapan Am Team. "Para athletics is always one of the showcase events of the Games, and we have such a strong team of athletes who will be representing Canada with pride in Peru. I wish each and every one of them the best of luck on the field of play, and know that myself and the entire Canadian team will be cheering you on."