Tyler Dozzi talks with his running coach Bruce Deacon prior to a race earlier this season. Photo contributed

Dozzi just short of Team Canada; planning one more shot

The Terrace runner is pushing to clock one of the best two times in Canada and make the Pan Am Games

Terrace’s Tyler Dozzi had a fast run in Portland last weekend, but not fast enough to make Team Canada for the Pan Am Games.

He is planning another attempt in Maple Ridge on June 24.

“Not a great race for me,” said Dozzi about the Portland Track Festival, where he finished the 5K race in 14:34.80.

Still a very fast time, it fell short of his goal to clock 14:20 or less, and isn’t enough to qualify him for Team Canada and the Pan Am Games.

He is now 5th in Canada for the under-20 men’s runners in the 5000-metre, and needs to run at least two seconds faster to claim one of the top-two spots, which now belong to Quebec runners Thomas Fafard, at 14:23.09, and Jean-Simon Desgagnes at 14:33.09.

(See link here for the rankings.)

Dozzi is still aiming for a spot, and is running in a small sanctioned middle school race in Maple Ridge June 24, along with B.C. runner Kieran Lumb who is ranked third in Canada and also gunning for the top two.

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