Posted: Monday, June 5, 2023. 6:28 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Max Lyttle – Facebook
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize Athletics Association says the outstanding performance at Central American U18-U20 Athletics Championships is a ‘remarkable achievement’.
Belize won seven gold medals, eight silver, and two bronze at the Central American (CADICA) 30th U18 and 34th U20 Athletics Championships held at the Cementos Progreso Stadium and the Erick Barrondo Park in Guatemala City, Guatemala over the weekend. Belize finished fifth overall in the regional rankings.
Costa Rica won the championships with 27 gold, 25 silver, and 27 bronze. Guatemala followed with 26, 23, and 22 respectively.
Belize was third in the Women’s U18, fifth in the Men’s U18, fourth in the Women’s U20, and sixth in the Men U20.
Brooklyn Lyttle, who set a new Central American record in the long jump, was Belize’s star winning four gold medals in the Women’s U18 100m, long jump, triple jump, and the 4x100m.
Brooklyn Lyttle wins CADICA U18 100m. (Photo Credit: May Lyttle – Facebook)
“Our talented young athletes showcased their exceptional skills, determination, and sportsmanship, resulting in an outstanding medal tally for Belize,” the BAA is a press release on Monday saying the National Team was arriving in Belize by late evening.
“Over the weekend, our U18 and U20 athletes represented Belize with immense pride and brought home an impressive total of 17 medals. Amongst the medals won, our team secured an astonishing 7 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals across various track and field events.
“This remarkable achievement is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and immense talent of our young athletes. They have exemplified the spirit of sportsmanship, competing at the highest level and demonstrating their commitment to excellence. Their success at the 2023 CADICA Championships is a proud moment for the entire nation of Belize.”
Brooklyn Lyttle on podium for CADICA U18 100m. (Photo Credit: May Lyttle – Facebook)
The Belize Athletics Association said the arrival ceremony would provide an opportunity to honor and recognize the remarkable achievements of our young athletes.
“They have not only brought glory to our nation but have also served as role models for aspiring athletes across Belize. We encourage all media houses to capture this significant moment and showcase the unwavering determination and extraordinary talent that our athletes possess,” the BAA said.
“We extend our deepest gratitude to our athletes for their unwavering commitment and dedication to their sport. Additionally, we would like to express our appreciation to the coaching staff, support personnel, and the Belizean community for their continuous encouragement and support,” the BAA closed.
Brooklyn Lyttle (#1) and Nyasha Harris (#7) with Central American U18 100m competitors. (Photo Credit: May Lyttle – Facebook)
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