Army West Point plebe Jamir Gibson competed at the USA Track and Field Under-20 Outdoor Track and Field Championship this weekend.
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.
Jamir began his weekend on Saturday, placing fifth in the discus throw with a mark of 56.04 meters.
On Sunday, he competed in the shot put, posting a mark of 19.01 meters in the 6kg competition. By finishing third, Jamir 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. Read more.