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Belize wins 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze on Day 1 at U-18, U-20 Central American Athletics Championships in Nicaragua

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Posted: Friday, July 30, 2021. 6:21 pm CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize won 1 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medals on Day 1 at the U-18, U-20 Central American Athletics (CADICA) Championships in Managua, Nicaragua.

Glenford Williams won gold in the Men’s U-18 100m in 11.14 seconds. Dereck Palacios of Guatemala won silver in 11.28 and Andrés Toralla also from Guatemala took bronze in 11.32. Belizean Josh Crawford was 7th in 12.11.

Kirk Elrington won silver in the Men’s U-18 triple jump. Elrington jumped 13.88 metres. Fernando Reyes of El Salvador won gold with a 14.38m jump. Honduran Jesús Torres jumped 13.18m for bronze.

Christopher Broaster celebrated his 19th birthday winning the silver in the Men’s U20 800m in 2 minutes, 09.37 seconds. Edgard Herrera of Nicaragua won gold in 2:07.12 while bronze was taken by Héctor Pérez of Nicaragua in 2:13.90. Belizean Kameron Sainsbury finished 4th in 2:14.49.

Sainsbury was also 6th in the 5,000m in 20:41.51.

Kevin Jones won bronze in the Men’s U20 triple jump measuring 12.98m. Valdemar Pérez of Panama was first with 13.29m and Andrick Vicente of Guatemala second with 13.08.

Andre Armstrong was 5th in the Men’s U18 800m in 2:20.64. Jair Díaz of Nicaragua won gold in 1:59.47.

Keely Faux finished 5th in the Women’s U18 100m in 15.09 seconds. The winner was Mariandreé Chacón of Guatemala in 11.94.

Fifteen athletes and three officials, led by BAA’s Executive member Shelmadine Carr, travelled to Nicaragua.

The Women’s U-18 athletes are Gina Tejeda, Jada Logan are still to see action in the Women’s U18 along with Adrian Wade, Jahson Logan, and Anjay Bernard in the Men’s U-18 and Kerwin Castillo and Mario Vivas in the Men’s U-20.

Williams, Broaster, Sainsbury, Jones, and Elrington also have remaining events.

The regional meet which features athletes from all of Central America started on Friday, July 30, and ends on Sunday, August 1.

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