Mustangs tally six medals at Pan Am Games

University of Western Ontario Mustangs and alumni added six medals to Canada’s 119 at the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico on Oct. 14-30.

Three current Western athletes and four alumni represented their country at the Pan-Am Games.

Mustangs took home two gold, three silver and one bronze medals in individual and team sports.

The international event, held every four years in the year before the Olympic games, allows athletes to showcase their skills against athletes from 42 nations across North and South America.

Here are the results for the Mustang Pan-Am competitors:

Stephanie Edmison – Squash – Gold medal in women’s team (with Samantha Cornett and Miranda Ranieri);

Conor Trainor – Rugby – Gold in men’s 7’s;

Alexandra Bruce – Badminton – Silver in women’s doubles;

Peter McClelland – Rowing – Silver in men’s eight with cox (8+); silver in men’s coxless pair (2-);

Steven Takahashi – Wrestling – Bronze in men’s 55kg freestyle;

Jake Armstrong – Swimming – fifth in 100m men’s breaststroke; seventh in 4x100m men’s freestyle; eighth in 4x100m men’s medley; and sixth in 4x200m men’s freestyle;

Reid Halpenny – Volleyball – sixth place following a loss to the United States;

For full details on the 2011 Pan/Parapan American Games, visit  guadalajara2011.org.

Environmental health student Jacqueline Rennebohm, a Parapan-American Games track athlete, will compete at the upcoming ParaPan American Games held Nov. 12-20.