Sttetinius began the Running competition with a 16" handicap behind the leader Kathia Martinez from Mexico. Suzanne Sttetinius finished with a good performance in Shooting and Running achieving the first place.
After a poor performance in Show Jumping, Tamara Vega repositioned herself at the top places. Vega took the silver medal with 5060 points.
Mayan Oliver won the third place after taking the first place in the Shooting and Running event, with a total of 5048 points.
“As the competition went by, I felt better with myself and never gave up” said Sttetinius, who exceeded the 2009 NORCECA Championship.
Tamara Vega, 9th place winner at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapur 2010 said “my coach and I were looking for the Tetrathlon (Swimming, Shooting, Fencing and Running) that’s how it will be at the World Junior Championship in Turkey; this is a good result, but I am not happy with the second place”.
Vega achieved a gold medal in team’s competition with Mayan Oliver and Thelma Martinez. Canada’s team took the second place and USA had the third position.
NORCECA Open Championship is taking place at the facilities that will host the 2011 Pan American Games.