Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2021. 2:47 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize has won 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze at the Central American Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Costa Rica leads with 14 gold, 14 silver, and 15 bronze. Guatemala has 8 gold, Panama 4, Honduras 3, and El Salvador 2. Nicaragua doesn’t have any gold but has 2 silver and 4 bronze.
Samantha Dirks won Belize’s first gold medal in the Women’s 200m Final in 23.80 seconds. Dirks is running the 400m Final on Sunday.
Brandon Jones won the silver medal in the triple jump with 14.89 m. His Central American record of 16.22m set in 2016 still stands.
Cojac Smith won the bronze medal in shot put with a hurl of 13.69 meters.
Ana Lopez-Camp finished 5th in the 1500m at 5:28:40.
Hilary Gladden 5th in the 100m in 12:32 seconds.
Lionellie Myers was 5th in the discus with a throw of 28.45m.
Tricia Flores was 7th in the 100m in 12.59 seconds. She’s participating in the Long Jump Final on Sunday afternoon.
The Belize Men’s team finished 4th in the 4x100m relay clocking 42.74 behind Guatemala (41.29), El Salvador (42.23), and Honduras (42.29). Jihad Ahmad, Mark Anderson, Rahim Monsanto and Shaun Gill made up the team.
Amir Ramos was 8th in the 800m in 2:15.17.
Brandon Adolphus finished 7th in the 1500m in 4:04.53 and 9th in the 5,000m in 17:27.77.
Brandon Jones was 13th in the 100m semifinals in 11.09 seconds.
Faisal Ahmad was 10th in the long jump with a jump of 6.56m.
Gary Neal was 10th (50.57) in the 400m semifinals and 12th (23.76) in the 200m semifinals.
Hance Card was 12th (52.69) in the 400m semifinals.
Jihad Ahmad was 8th (22.33) in the 200m.
Mark Anderson was 14th (11.13) in the 100m semifinals.
Rahim Monsanto finished 11th (22.92) in the 200m semifinals.
Shaun Gill was 10th (10.99) in the 100m semifinals.
The Central American Athletics Championships conclude on Sunday.
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