Hector Pagan balances academic and sporting successes: he will go to reconquer the Justas while studying his master’s degree

Hector Pagan balances academic and sporting successes: he will go to reconquer the Justas while studying his master’s degree

The Barranquito long distance runner Hector Pagan He already has his high school diploma in Business Administration from the Inter-American University (UI), but the Inter Tigers They will continue to have their talent for two more years.

And now with an international runner’s card, including his gold medal from the last Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023 in the 5,000 meters, Pagan heads to his third Athletics Competition of the Interuniversity Athletic League (LAI)while looking for a ticket for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Although his case is not the first, it is not usual for a graduate student to still be competing in the Joustings. The reality is that the cancellations of the 2020 and 2021 Jousts due to the COVID-19 pandemic played in favor of the 22-year-old athlete, who is now pursuing a master’s degree in Finance at the UI Metro Campus. The Tigres have won the Jousts in the men’s category in consecutive years in 2022 and 2023, including a win in both categories last year.

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