“Three NACAC medals on Day 1”


There were no medals in this morning’s session as the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletics Championships entered the second day in Queretaro, Mexico, but several Barbadian athletes booked their places in upcoming finals.

In the sprint hurdles, Adeyah Brewster (13.75 seconds) and Sarah Belle (13.94) are in the finals of the Under-18 girls’ 100m hurdles, while Ayanna Morgan (13.71) booked her place in the Under-23 race, as did Michael Nicholls in the men’s 110m hurdles, with a qualifying time of 13.77 seconds.

The three Barbadians in finals today did not reach the podium.

Savion Hoyte was ninth in the Under-18 boys’ 800 metres in 2 minutes 02.34 seconds, clearly below his best, in a race won by Canada’s Abdullahi Hassan in 1:52.48.

Vivica Addison was fourth in the Under-18 girls’ javelin with a best of 41.47 metres, and Rowland Kirton-Browne was fifth with 41 metres flat. The gold went to Xochitl Montoya of Mexico with 48.53m.

Overall, Barbados won three medals on the opening day, one of each kind.

Last night, Mario Burke finished third in the men’s 100 metres after the photo finish cameras were used to separate the top podium finishers.

Burke, eventual winner Waseem Williams of Jamaica and Bahamian silver medallist Samuel Colebrooke crossed the line in a blanket finish.

Williams was awarded a time of 10.002 seconds, Colebrooke 10.004 and Burke 10.010.

Darian Clarke took silver in the Under-18 boys’ 100 metres with a wind-aided (3.8) 10.38 seconds, splitting Jamaicans Corey Jones (10.32) and Ackeem Blake (10.41). Jamaica’s Briana Williams won the girls 100 metres in 11.11 seconds.

Earlier in the day, Shanice Hutson won gold in the Under-18 girls’ discus with a throw of 42.02 metres.

Kyle Gale and Miguel Nicholas qualified for the finals of the Under-18 boys’ 400 metres with 47.52 and 47.72 seconds, respectively.

Tristan Evelyn and Rivaldo Leacock both finished fourth in their events.

Competing in the Under-23 Championships, Evelyn was timed at 11.40 seconds as Americans Teahna Daniels and Twanisha Terry took gold and silver, respectively, in 11.03 and 11.08 seconds. Grenada’s Halle Hazzard won bronze in 11.20 seconds.

Leacock improved to 51.18 seconds in the 400m hurdle. The medals went to Americans Quincy Hall (49.77) and Norman Grimes (50.07) and El Salvador’s Pablo Ibañez with 50.96 seconds. (SAT)