Gehm Set to Compete For Team USA at Pan American U20 Championships

Zach Gehm (Photo by David Dermer)
Zach Gehm (Photo by David Dermer)

Youngstown State freshman thrower Zach Gehm will compete for Team USA at the 2019 Pan American U20 Championships, being held on July 19-21 at the National Stadium in San José, Costa Rica.

Gehm and Kentucky freshman Joshua Sobota will throw the discus for Team USA on July 19, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Gehm enters the event with the third best mark at 60.31m while Cuba's Dabirac Miguel Perez has the furthest mark at 63.25m. 

Gehm earned his spot on the squad last month when he won the discus title at the USATF U20 Outdoor Championships with a personal-best throw.

The team is coached by Michael Lawson, the event chairman for the USA Track and Field men's sprinters. 

The live stream of the 2019 Pan American U20 Championships is available at FloTrack.