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Mia Sylvester wins gold medal in discus at the U-20 Central American Athletics Championships in Nicaragua

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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2022. 11:38 am CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Mia Sylvester won Belize’s first gold medal at the U-20 Central American Athletics Championships in Managua, Nicaragua, on Friday morning.

Sylvester won the gold in discus with a throw of 40.85 metres. She beat Guatemalan Karla Núñez by 4.61 metres and third place finisher Nerea Prieto of Honduras by 13.56 metres.

“Amazing, a huge personal best for me,” said in a brief interview with Deon Sutherland, president of the Belize Athletics Association.

“I’m ready for the second event, I hope all goes well .. I should be able to produce again.”

Sylvester improved her personal best by 3.96m as her record was 36.89m.

Sylvester will also be competing in shot put (4 kg) on Friday at 5:00 pm. Her shot out personal best is 14.41m.

Sylvester is one of eleven Belizean athletes competing in the XXIX U-18 and XXIV U-20 Central American Athletics Championships in Managua.

Belize’s participants, along with the best times and/or distances, are:

WOMEN

U-18

Jada LOGAN

4×100 Meters Relay

Relay Medley (100-200-300-400)

Long Jump (4.37)

Triple Jump (9.92)

Samya LAMB

100 Meters

200 Metres (26.23)

4×100 Meters Relay

Relay Medley (100-200-300-400)

Thayesse ALVAREZ

100 Meters

4×100 Meters Relay

Relay Medley (100-200-300-400)

Long Jump (4.42)

Triple Jump (9.98)

U-20

Mia SYLVESTER

Shot Put 4 kg (14.41)

Discus Throw 1 kg (36.89)

 

MEN

U-18

Andre ARMSTRONG

800 Meters (2:08.00)

1,500 Meters (4:27.00)

Glenford WILLIAMS

100 Meters (11,17)

200 Meters (23,10)

110 Meters Hurdles 0.91 (14.83)

4×100 Meters Relay

Relay Medley (100-200-300-400)

Jahson LOGAN

Shot Put 5 kg (13.45)

Discus Throw 1.5 kg (34.67)

Kirk ELRINGTON

4×100 Meters Relay

Relay Medley (100-200-300-400)

Long Jump (6,42)

Triple Jump (13.84)

Rupert CARDINEZ

100 Meters (11.77)

200 Meters (24.59)

110 Metres Hurdles 0.91 (15.90)

4×100 Meters Relay

Relay Medley (100-200-300-400)

U-20

Joas MEJIA

100 Meters (11.41)

4×100 Meters Relay

4×400 Meters Relay

Long Jump (6,54)

Triple Jump (14.13)

Kamrone SAINSBURRY

200 Meters (24,13)

400 Meters (55.12)

 

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