1978 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in Athletics

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III Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships
Athletics pictogram.svg
Host city Xalapa, Mexico Mexico
Date(s) 25-28 August
Level Junior and Youth
Participation about 293
(157 junior,
136 youth) athletes from
10 nations
Events 69
(36 junior,
33 youth)

The 3rd Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships was held in Xalapa, Mexico, on 25-28 August, 1978. This was already the second time that the city was hosting this event after the 2nd junior CAC games in 1976. Moreover, both the inaugural 1st CAC senior championships in 1967 and the VI CAC senior championships in 1977 took place in Xalapa, Veracruz. Both junior (under-20) and youth (under-17) competitions were held.

Event summary[edit]

The medal count is headed by Cuba, both in gold medals (25) and total number of medals (60).

In the under-20 men category, Anthony Bullard from the Bahamas gained 2 gold (400m, 4x100m relay) and a silver medal (4x400m relay), whereas Eric Berrie from Barbados got 2 gold medals.

In the under-20 women category, Norma Murray from Jamaica won 3 golds (200m, 400m, 4x100m relay) plus one silver medal (4x400m relay). Doreen Small, Jamaican compatriot, won 2 gold medals (100m, 4x100m relay).

In the under-17 men category, David Charlton from the Bahamas won 3 gold medals (400m, high jump, 4x400m relay) and 1 silver medal (4x100m relay). Moreover, both Wayne Morrison and Dennis Wallace from Jamaica won 2 golds (100m, 4x100m relay) and (200m, 4x100m relay), respectively, and 2 silver medals (200m, 4x400m relay) and (400m, 4x400m relay), respectively. The Cubans Lázaro González and Juan Pineira won 2 gold (shot put, discus throw) and 1 silver medal (hammer throw), and 2 gold (100m hurdles, 300m hurdles) and 1 bronze (4x100m relay), respectively.

Top athletes in the under-17 women category was Mary Ann Higgs from the Bahamas winning 4 golds (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay) and 1 silver (400m), as well as Bahamian compatriot Monique Millar winning 2 golds (4x100m relay, 4x400m relay) and 3 bronze medals (100m, 200m, 400m).

In addition, the championships saw early appearances of multi-medalist Merlene Ottey from Jamaica gaining 1 gold (4x100m relay), 1 silver (4x400m relay, and 1 bronze medal (200m) at this event in the under-20 category, before winning, for example, 3 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze medals at various IAAF World Championships in Athletics between 1983 and 1997, and 3 silver and 6 bronze medals at various Olympic games between 1980 and 2000. Grace Jackson from Jamaica, 200m silver medalist at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, won the under-20 high jump competition, whereas Cuban athlete Silvia Costa, high jump silver medalist at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics in Stuttgart, Germany, won gold in high jump and silver in 100m hurdles in the under-17 category.


Medal summary[edit]

Medal winners are published by category: Junior A, Male,[1] Junior A, Female,[2] and combined Junior B.[3] Complete results can be found on the World Junior Athletics History website.[4]


Male Junior A (under 20)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Eric Berrie (BAR) 10.65A  Israel Alfonso (CUB) 10.92A  Fabian Whymns (BAH) 10.93A
200 metres  Eric Berrie (BAR) 21.83A  Israel Alfonso (CUB) 22.04A  Fabian Whymns (BAH) 22.18A
400 metres  Anthony Bullard (BAH) 48.50A  Alfonso Pérez (MEX) 49.58A  José Obispo (VEN) 49.73A
800 metres  Jesús Salazar (CRC) 1:54.2A  Gonzalo Huggins (VEN) 1:54.3A  Agustín Hernández (MEX) 1:54.4A
1500 metres  Agustín Hernández (MEX) 3:59.0A  Martín Pitayo (MEX) 4:02.5A  Luis Figueros (CRC) 4:08.0A
5000 metres  Valentín Ramos (MEX) 15:17.8A  Oscar Valero (GUA) 15:19.8A  Isaías Román (MEX) 15:24.4A
10000 metres  Héctor Díaz (PUR) 31:51.8A  Oscar Valero (GUA) 33:11.0A  William Rodríguez (VEN) 32:44.0A
3000 metres steeplechase  Mario Wimber (MEX) 9:36.8A  Oscar Valero (GUA) 9:54.8A  Manuel Garrido (VEN) 10:04.8A
110 metres hurdles  John Messam (JAM) 14.74A  John Dowe (BAH) 14.78A  Ernesto González (CUB) 15.03A
400 metres hurdles  Carlos Yambot (PUR) 54.26A  Alberto Queralta (CUB) 54.89A  Miguel Carreón (MEX) 56.14A
High Jump  Domingo Herrera (CUB) 1.95A  Carlos Casar (MEX) 1.95A  Desmond Morris (JAM) 1.90A
Pole Vault  Jorge Sánchez (CUB) 4.00A  Aurelio Falls (CUB) 3.85A  Michael Johnson (JAM) 3.70A
Long Jump  Gabriel Gil (MEX) 6.90A  Ricardo Campbell (CRC) 6.59A  Francisco Francis (VEN) 6.50A
Triple Jump  Jesús Aguilasocho (MEX) 14.27A  Ricardo Campbell (CRC) 14.23A  Francisco Francis (VEN) 14.07A
Shot Put  Alfredo Gómez (PUR) 16.14A  Félix Báez (CUB) 15.25A  Rafael Arrañaga (VEN) 15.11A
Discus Throw  Eric Rodríguez (PUR) 43.52A  Rafael Arrañaga (VEN) 42.70A  Félix Báez (CUB) 41.10A
Hammer Throw  Miguel Carro (CUB) 56.94A  Rafael Arrañaga (VEN) 54.22A  Félix Báez (CUB) 52.20A
Javelin Throw  Alfredo Portillo (MEX) 59.96A  William Landaeta (VEN) 59.38A  Antonio Serrano (CRC) 57.76A
Decathlon  Pedro Herrera (CUB) 5840A  Nilo Ramírez (CUB) 5724A  Ricardo Casanova (MEX) 5444A
10000 metres Track Walk  Raúl Sánchez (MEX) 47:36.2A  Sebastián Primo (MEX) 48:10.4A  Rubén Hernández (CUB) 49:01.8A
4 x 100 metres relay  Bahamas
Ken Wilson
Anthony Bullard
Fabian Whymms
A. Smith
43.09A  Venezuela
Ángel Andrade
Nelson Mann
Antonio Rivas
José Paredes
43.13A  Jamaica
Clyde McGregor
Desmond Morris
John Messam
David Palmer
43.21A
4 x 400 metres relay  Venezuela
Sequera
Raúl Martínez
Pedro Martínez
José Obispo
3:21.6A  Bahamas
Fabian Whymms
Ken Wilson
A. Smith
Anthony Bullard
3:22.2A  Mexico
Varela
Higuera
Roman Sobrevilla
Alfonso Pérez
3:22.2A


Female Junior A (under 20)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Doreen Small (JAM) 12.30A  Sonia Clarke (BAR) 12.38A  Marta Zulueta (CUB) 12.54A
200 metres  Normalee Murray (JAM) 24.87A  Sonia Clarke (BAR) 25.29A  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 25.34A
400 metres  Normalee Murray (JAM) 54.96A  Mirta Armenteros (CUB) 57.86A  Yvonne Sturrup (BAH) 58.02A
800 metres  Ana Orendaín (MEX) 2:12.4A  Yvonne Sturrup (BAH) 2:17.5A  Cristina Estrello (MEX) 2:28.5A
1500 metres  Sergia Martínez (CUB) 4:50.1A  Serene Mitchell (JAM) 4:52.0A  Cristina Estrello (MEX) 5:08.0A
100 metres hurdles  Emma Mestre (CUB) 14.90A  Elida Aveillé (CUB) 15.18A  Sharon Moffat (JAM) 15.32A
High Jump  Grace Jackson (JAM) 1.65A  María Betancourt (CUB) 1.55A  Audrey Hunter (JAM) 1.55A
Long Jump  Nieves Acosta (CUB) 5.79A  Sharol Henry (JAM) 5.63A  Audrey Hunter (JAM) 5.33A
Shot Put  Marcelina Rodríguez (CUB) 13.90A  Juana Martínez (MEX) 12.00A  Marvelis Castillo (VEN) 11.58A
Discus Throw  Ana Haydée Núñez (CUB) 39.82A  Marcelina Rodríguez (CUB) 39.50A  Juana Martínez (MEX) 38.34A
Javelin Throw  Mayra Vila (CUB) 48.96A  Ana Haydée Núñez (CUB) 45.92A  Ana López (MEX) 34.46A
Pentathlon  Ansis Salazar (CUB) 3127A  Miriam González (CUB) 2910A  Alma Preciado (MEX) 2834A
4 x 100 metres relay  Jamaica
Marlene Lewin
Normalee Murray
Doreen Small
Merlene Ottey
47.12A  Cuba
Silvia Costa
Elida Aveillé
Natividad Tamayo
Marta Zulueta
48.02A  Mexico
Maria Emilia Lenk
Maria Vizcarra
Gabriela Romero
Alejandra Flores
49.12A
4 x 400 metres relay  Cuba
Ansis Salazar
Marta Zulueta
Natividad Tamayo
Mirta Armenteros
3:57.64A  Jamaica
Merlene Ottey
Marlene Lewin
Serene Mitchell
Normalee Murray
3:58.8A  Mexico
Pérez
Rosalia Martínez
Sánchez
Ana Orendaín
4:01.8A

Male Junior B (under 17)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Wayne Morrison (JAM) 11.29A  Norman Edwards (JAM) 11.39A  Dudley Parker (BAH) 11.40A
200 metres  Dennis Wallace (JAM) 22.20A  Wayne Morrison (JAM) 22.75A  Dudley Parker (BAH) 23.08A
400 metres  David Charlton (BAH) 49.18A  Dennis Wallace (JAM) 49.40A  Craig Fraser (BAH) 50.21A
1000 metres  Felipe Treviño (MEX) 2:38.2A  Oscar Campbell (JAM) 2:38.4A  Jesús Herrera (MEX) 2:38.8A
3000 metres  Jesús Herrera (MEX) 9:04.4A  Felipe Treviño (MEX) 9:04.4A  Ramón Wilson (CUB) 9:23.8A
2000 metres steeplechase  Alejandro Meza (MEX) 6:23.8A  Ramón Wilson (CUB) 6:33.0A  Salvador Meza (MEX) 6:43.0A
110 metres hurdles  Juan Pineira (CUB) 14.80A  Mario Arguedas (CRC) 15.00A  Ángel Bueno (CUB) 15.02A
300 metres hurdles  Juan Pineira (CUB) 38.5A  Eduardo Wimber (MEX) 40.5A  Ángel Bueno (CUB) 40.8A
High Jump  David Charlton (BAH) 1.90A  Sergio Torres (MEX) 1.85A  Delroy Poyser (JAM) 1.85A
Pole Vault  Máximo Falls (CUB) 3.60A  Jorge Drecka (VEN) 3.50A  Edgardo Villalobos (MEX) 3.15A
Long Jump  Jorge Luis Alfaro (CUB) 6.60A  Félix Cabrera (CUB) 6.16A  Johnny Roberts (BAH) 6.09A
Triple Jump  Norbert Elliott (BAH) 14.13A  Jorge Luis Alfaro (CUB) 13.99A  Félix Cabrera (CUB) 13.95A
Shot Put  Lázaro González (CUB) 16.16A  Raleigh Ferguson (BAH) 15.58A  José Calderón (VEN) 15.30A
Discus Throw  Lázaro González (CUB) 47.00A  Alexis Allen (CRC) 44.48A  Derrick Horsham (JAM) 42.82A
Hammer Throw  César Esquerra (CUB) 62.64A  Lázaro González (CUB) 53.72A  César Díaz (MEX) 41.96A
Javelin Throw  Benjamín Hernández (MEX) 47.36A  Lázaro Hernández (CUB) 47.06A  Alberto Cisneros (GUA) 46.66A
Pentathlon  José Díaz (MEX) 2896A  Alexander Torrealba (VEN) 2526A  Lázaro Hernández (CUB) 2492A
5000 metres Track Walk  Víctor Sánchez (MEX) 22:20A  Eduardo Linares (MEX) 24:01A  Lázaro Alemán (CUB) 25:47A
4 x 100 metres relay  Jamaica
Norman Edwards
Dennis Wallace
Kenneth Thompson
Wayne Morrison
43.10A  Bahamas
Craig Fraser
Allan Ingraham
Dudley Parker
David Charlton
43.45A  Cuba
Rubén Rowle
Ángel Bueno
Vicente Zúñiga
Juan Pineira
43.94A
4 x 400 metres relay  Bahamas
Norbert Elliott
David Charlton
Allan Ingraham
Craig Fraser
3:25.6A  Jamaica
Howard Thomas
Wayne Morrison
Clarke
Dennis Wallace
3:27.2A  Mexico
Guillermo Arnold
Sahagun
Raúl Morales
Eduardo Wimber
3:27.8A

Female Junior B (under 17)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Mary Ann Higgs (BAH) 12.01A  Fredericka Wright (JAM) 12.35A  Monique Millar (BAH) 12.47A
200 metres  Mary Ann Higgs (BAH) 24.70A  Fredericka Wright (JAM) 25.00A  Monique Millar (BAH) 25.11A
400 metres  Fredericka Wright (JAM) 55.53A  Mary Ann Higgs (BAH) 56.45A  Monique Millar (BAH) 56.46A
1000 metres  Eugenie Beason (JAM) 3:00.6A  Sharon Powell (JAM) 3:00.6A  María Montero (CUB) 3:03.4A
100 metres hurdles  Amparo Macías (MEX) 15.41A  Silvia Costa (CUB) 15.76A  Angie Marie Regis (VEN) 15.78A
High Jump  Silvia Costa (CUB) 1.60A  Amalia Montes (MEX) 1.55A  Eunice Greene (BAH) 1.50A
Long Jump  Barbara Martínez (CUB) 5.34A  Sorelis Bohórquez (VEN) 5.33A  Emma Saldaña (MEX) 5.19A
Shot Put  Eva Sánchez (CUB) 14.52A  Judith Rivera (PUR) 11.62A  Elisa Magana (MEX) 10.66A
Discus Throw  María Portuondo (CUB) 39.06A  Eva Sánchez (CUB) 38.40A  Mónica Ávalos (MEX) 37.40A
Javelin Throw  Iris de Grasse (CUB) 42.54A  Judy Cabrera (VEN) 37.58A  Wendy Griffith (BAR) 36.54A
Pentathlon  Magdalena Companioni (CUB) 3034A  Ingeborg Sáenz (MEX) 2741A  Isabel Burgueño (MEX) 2661A
4 x 100 metres relay  Bahamas
Debbie Greene
Monique Millar
Eunice Greene
Mary Ann Higgs
48.50A  Cuba
Miriam Ferrer
Surella Morales
Magda Companioni
Barbara Martínez
49.25A  Mexico
Rutilla Tello
Alma Vázquez
Díaz
Amparo Macías
49.85A
4 x 400 metres relay  Bahamas
Debbie Greene
Monique Millar
Eunice Greene
Mary Ann Higgs
3:57.4A  Mexico
Suad Ayud
Marta Vázquez
Amador
Leticia Canedo
4:01.8A  Cuba
Luisa Peña
Risos
Barbara Martínez
María Montero
4:04.2A


Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba 25 21 14 60
2  Mexico 15 12 22 49
3  Jamaica 11 11 9 31
4  Bahamas 10 6 11 27
5  Puerto Rico 4 1 0 5
6  Barbados 2 2 1 5
7  Venezuela 1 9 9 19
8  Costa Rica 1 4 2 7
9  Guatemala 0 3 1 4


Participation (unofficial)[edit]

Detailed result lists can be found on the World Junior Athletics History website.[4] They comprise about 293 athletes (157 junior (under-20) and 136 youth (under-17)) from about 10 countries:



References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics Weekly, CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (UNDER 20 MEN), retrieved August 8, 2011 
  2. ^ Athletics Weekly, CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (UNDER 20 WOMEN), retrieved August 8, 2011 
  3. ^ Athletics Weekly, CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (UNDER 17), retrieved August 8, 2011 
  4. ^ a b World Junior Athletics History, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), retrieved August 8, 2011 

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