Aug. 6, 2003
At the 2003 Pan American Games, held August 5-9 at Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Stadium in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, former Bruin great Jesse Strutzel advanced to the men's 800m finals. Strutzel won the first heat in 1:49.58 on Tuesday night.
"I felt pretty good out there tonight and I had plenty of time to warm up," said Strutzel. "I am now going to get prepared for the finals. I know I have a very good shot at winning a gold at these Games."
"I need to race a tactical race [tomorrow] to win. I just want to come into this event and be sharp while I am on the track and everything else should fall into place."
Strutzel will compete in the 800m finals tonight. For complete results, please go to www.usatf.org.