Thunderbirds soar at Pan Am Games

On July 26, the Pan Am Games came to a close. In the midst of Kanye West’s onstage meltdown, Instagram worthy fireworks displays and Team Canada’s record-shattering 217 medals, the UBC Thunderbirds did not go unnoticed. Between alumni and current and future UBC athletes, the ‘Birds earned themselves six gold, 19 silver and 13 bronze medals for a total of 38 medals between 32 athletes.

The following athletes won medals with their respective teams last week:


Emily Overholt: gold in 400m freestyle, silver in 200m freestyle and bronze in 4x200 freestyle relay.

Yuri Kisil: silver in 4x100 freestyle relay, bronze in 4x100 medley relay, bronze in 4x200 freestyle relay

Luke Reilly: silver in 400m IM.

Stefan Milosevic: silver in 4x100 freestyle relay, bronze in 4x200 freestyle relay

Coleman Allen: bronze in 4x100 medley relay & 4x200 freestyle relay

Martha McCabe: silver in 200m breaststroke

Tera Van Beilen : silver in 4x100 medley relay

Erika Seltenenreich-Hodgson: bronze in 4x200 freestyle relay

Track and Field

Liz Gleadle: gold in Javelin

Evan Dunfee : gold in the 20km race walk

Inaki Gomez: silver in the 20km race walk

Mike Mason: silver in high jump

Men’s Baseball

Jeff Francis: gold

Women’s Baseball

Amanda Asay: silver

Claire Eccles: silver


Harry Jones: gold


Maxwell Lattimer: gold

Men’s Hockey, silver

David Carter

Taylor Curran

David Jameson

Gordon Johnston

Ben Martin

Mark Pearson

Matthew Sarmento

Scott Tupper

Paul Wharton

Women’s Hockey, bronze

Kate Gillis

Hannah Haughn

Shanlee Johnston

Sara McManus

Abigail Raye

Natalie Sourisseau