Junior UNI track and field athlete Jessica Heims is set to represent Team USA in the Parapan America Games at the Athletics Stadium in Lima. She will try to improve on her classification world record discus throw of 34.18 meters from the outdoor track season and capture gold for the red, white and blue.
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The event will be her second international event of the year after capturing three golds at the Para Athletics Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy, in June.
She competed in the 100-meter run, the 200-meter run and the discus in Italy, but in Peru, she will focus on the discus.
Heims will face stiff competition in Cuba’s Noraivis De Las Heras who finished third in the discus in the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 with a throw of 32.47 meters.
Heims’ f64 classification is scheduled to compete at 5:02 p.m. CT. There will be live stream whip-around coverage of the meet on the streaming page and results are available on the website.