“I’m feeling great,” she said after the race. “It was cold. I know everyone out there was cold, but I just came out and used it as preparation for the (IAAF) World Championships.
“It’s my first Pan Am, first medal, I’m grateful. Yesterday was Independence Day. To raise my flag today and to hear the national anthem, I’m really proud and appreciative.”
Natoya Goule ran well to win the 800m in 2:01.26 minutes. Rosa Almanza of Cuba was 2nd in 2:01.64 minutes, as Deborah Rodriguez of Uruguay in 2:01.66 secured a bronze medal for Uruguay.
Tajae Gayle gave Jamaica another silver medal when he spanned 8.17m behind Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarría, who won with 8.27m.