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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2021. 10:34 am CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Brandon Adolphus and Ana Lopez, along with Gary Neal and Rahim Monsanto will be competing in Belize City in the National Track and Field Championship next weekend May 29-30.

The Belize Athletics Association (BAA) says its National Championship will be held at the Marion Jones Sports Complex on Saturday and Sunday, May 29 – 30, 2021.

In the time trials held on Saturday, May 8, at the Marion Jones, Brandon Adolphus won the 5000m in 16 minutes and 57 seconds and the 1500m in 4:22.92.

Ana Lopez won three events. She took the 3000m in 12:03.00, the 1500m in 5:36.53, and the 800m in 2:48.47.

Mark Anderson was the fastest in the 100m clocking 10.94 seconds ahead of Rahim Monsanto (2nd) in 11.02 and Jihad Ahmad (3rd) in 11.16.

Rahim Monsanto recorded the fastest time in the 200m in 22.00secs. Gary Neal was 2nd in 22.39, and Anderson 3rd in 22.55.

Linden Wade won both the 400m and 800m. He topped the 400m in 53.51 seconds followed by Mario Vivas (2nd) in 53.75 and Jaheim Moguel (3rd) in 55.47.

Linden Wade also won the 800m in 2:11.06.  Amir Ramos was 2nd in 2:14.05 and Christopher Broaster 3rd in 2:17.04.

In the women’s long jump Michelle Thiessen did a 3.53m jump.

The men’s long jump was taken by Kareem Jenkins with 5.79m.

In discus, Canaan Smith won the men’s competition with a throw of 38.35 metres. In the women’s category, Mia Sylvester topped with a throw of 36.60 m.

Sylvester also won the shot put as well with a throw of 11.45 metres. In men’s category, Cojac Smith was the winner hurling the shot put of 13.22m.

In a press release, the BAA said all athlete 16 years and older can participate in the events.

Registration forms are available from BAA via email (belizeathleticsassociation@gmail.com), from their Facebook page (Belize Athletics Association) or at the Marion Jones Sports Complex.

Registration is $10.00 per athlete.

The track events will include: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x100m, 4x400m, 3000m, 5000m.

The field competitions will include: long jump, triple jump, high jump, javelin, shot put, and discus.



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