Posted: Monday, August 2, 2021. 3:23 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize won three gold medals, five silver, and five bronze at the U-18, U-20 Central American Athletics Championships held in Nicaragua from July 30-August 1, 2021.
Glenford Williams captured two gold medals and Kerwin Castillo won one gold at the IND Olympic Stadium in Managua.
Williams started out winning gold in the Men’s U-18 100m in 11.14 seconds on Friday and then he captured his second gold medal on Saturday in the U-18 110m hurdles 0.91 in 14.83 seconds. He could have had another medal, but the Belize Men’s U-18 relay team was disqualified in the Relay Medley (100-200-300-400) and did not start the 4x100m relay.
Castillo won gold in the U-20 high jump with a 2.00m flat jump on Sunday, August 1.
Belize did a one-two in the high jump as Kevin Jones won the silver with a 1.83m jump. Jones also won three bronze medals as he placed 3rd on Friday in the Men’s U-20 triple jump measuring 12.98m, on Saturday in the long jump with a 6.18m jump, and on Sunday in the 4x100m relay clocking 47.33 seconds along with Christopher Broaster, Kerwin Castillo, and Mario Vivas.
Christopher Broaster also won silver on Friday in the Men’s U-20 800m.
Kirk Elrington won silver in the Men’s U-18 triple jump. Elrington jumped 13.88 meters.
Keely Faux also won silver for Belize in the Women’s U18 400m in 1 minute, 17.62 seconds.
Mario Vivas won a silver medal for Belize as well clocking 51.68 seconds in the Men’s U-20 400m.
Belize won the other two bronze medals on Saturday through Adrian Wade in the Men’s U-18 200m with a time of 24.17 seconds and Jahson Logan in the Men’s U-18 shotput with a throw of 13.10m.
In Belize’s other results at the Central American Championships, Jada Logan finished fourth in the Women’s U-18 long jump in which she recorded a 4.45m mark and 5th in the 200m in 28.88 seconds.
On Friday, Keely Faux finished 5th in the Women’s U18 100m in 15.09 seconds.
On Saturday, Gina Tejada was 4th in the Women’s U-18 shotput with a throw of 9.27m.
Apart from his bronze in the U-18 200m, Wade was 7th in the long jump with a 5.20m stride on Sunday.
On Saturday, Broaster also finished 4th in the 1500m in 4:37.80. Kamerone Sainsbury did not compete in the 1500 though he had been 4th on Friday in the 800m. Sainsbury was also 6th in the 5,000m in 20:41.51.
Andre Armstrong was 5th in the Men’s U18 800m in 2:20.64.
Anjay Bernard finished 4th in the Men’s U-18 200m in 25.84 seconds.
Josh Crawford was 7th in the Men’s U-18 100m in 12.11 seconds.
Elrington was 4th in the Men’s U-18 long jump with a 5.92 jump.
Vivas was also 4th in the Men’s U-20 200m in 23.70.
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