1997 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics

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The 1997 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico between 26–28 June.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Luis Pérez
 Cuba
10.28 Jason Shelton
 Jamaica
10.29 Carlos Villaseñor
 Mexico
10.46
200 metres Iván García
 Cuba
20.38 CR Elston Cawley
 Jamaica
20.85 Troy Douglas
 Bermuda
20.88
400 metres Danny McFarlane
 Jamaica
45.47 Linval Laird
 Jamaica
45.49 Dennis Darling
 Bahamas
46.05
800 metres Norberto Téllez
 Cuba
1:47.78 Mario Watson
 Jamaica
1:47.86 Alex Morgan
 Jamaica
1:48.57
1500 metres Héctor Torres
 Mexico
3:47.23 José López
 Venezuela
3:47.92 Terrance Armstrong
 Bermuda
3:51.92
5000 metres Herder Vásquez
 Colombia
14:07.41 Víctor Rodríguez
 Mexico
14:08.77 Juan Díaz
 Venezuela
14:22.01
10000 metres Herder Vásquez
 Colombia
30:21.94 Jacinto López
 Colombia
30:24.21 Germán Beltrán
 Venezuela
30:27.94
Half marathon Víctor Rodríguez
 Mexico
1:07:07 Carlos Grisales
 Colombia
1:07:39 Pamenos Ballantyne
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1:08:25
3000 metres steeplechase Félix Ladera
 Venezuela
8:48.85 Salvador Miranda
 Mexico
8:50.29 Néstor Nieves
 Venezuela
8:50.46
110 metres hurdles Erik Batte
 Cuba
13.70w Yoel Hernández
 Cuba
13.74w Maurice Wignall
 Jamaica
13.78w
400 metres hurdles Dinsdale Morgan
 Jamaica
49.28 Kemel Thompson
 Jamaica
49.77 José Pérez
 Cuba
50.92
High jump Gilmar Mayo
 Colombia
2.25 Julio Luciano
 Dominican Republic
2.15 Fred Valentin
 Martinique
2.10
Pole vault Alberto Manzano
 Cuba
5.40 Edgar Díaz
 Puerto Rico
5.30 Jorge Tienda
 Mexico
4.90
Long jump Iván Pedroso
 Cuba
8.54w Jaime Jefferson
 Cuba
8.01w Craig Hepburn
 Bahamas
7.93w
Triple jump Jérôme Romain
 Dominica
17.53w Yoel García
 Cuba
17.28w Brian Wellman
 Bermuda
17.03w
Shot put Yojer Medina
 Venezuela
18.11 José Rosario
 Puerto Rico
17.49 Yosvany Obregón
 Cuba
17.16
Discus throw Alexis Elizalde
 Cuba
64.28 Jean-Claude Retel
 Guadeloupe
58.18 Frank Casañas
 Cuba
55.32
Hammer throw Alberto Sánchez
 Cuba
72.10 Yosvany Suárez
 Cuba
69.90 Guillermo Guzmán
 Mexico
67.10
Javelin throw Emetrio González
 Cuba
81.66 CR Isbel Luaces
 Cuba
73.80 Daniel Alonzo
 Dominican Republic
65.80
Decathlon Eugenio Balanqué
 Cuba
7633 William Gallardo
 Cuba
6973 Eladio Farfán
 Venezuela
5818
20000 m track walk Julio Martínez
 Guatemala
1:26:24.40 CR Querubín Moreno
 Colombia
1:28:38.96 Alejandro López
 Mexico
1:29:08.00
4 x 100 metres relay  Cuba 39.18  Jamaica 39.7  Bahamas 39.85
4 x 400 metres relay  Jamaica
Garth Robinson
Linval Laird
Dennis Blake
Danny McFarlane
3:01.42 CR  Cuba 3:04.50  Bahamas 3:09.15

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Debbie Ferguson
 Bahamas
11.29 Beverley Grant
 Jamaica
11.31 Heather Samuel
 Antigua and Barbuda
11.38
200 metres Idalmis Bonne
 Cuba
23.24 Felipa Palacios
 Colombia
23.36 Heather Samuel
 Antigua and Barbuda
23.73
400 metres Julia Duporty
 Cuba
51.96 Idalmis Bonne
 Cuba
52.01 Tonique Williams
 Bahamas
52.38
800 metres Ana Fidelia Quirot
 Cuba
1:59.01 CR Mairelín Fuentes
 Cuba
2:03.36 Dawn Williams-Sewer
 Dominica
2:03.60
1500 metres Ana Fidelia Quirot
 Cuba
4:18.00 CR Mardrea Hyman
 Jamaica
4:21.31 Yesenia Centeno
 Cuba
4:23.72
5000 metres Susana A. Díaz
 Mexico
16:31.87 CR Sonia Betancourt
 Mexico
17:02.95 Evelyn Rojas
 Costa Rica
17:48.59
10000 metres Stella Castro
 Colombia
34:34.67 Iglandini González
 Colombia
37:06.50 Elsa Monterroso
 Guatemala
36:57.30
Half marathon Stella Castro
 Colombia
1:17:15 Iglandini González
 Colombia
1:22:06 Maribel Burgos
 Puerto Rico
1:24:43
100 metres hurdles Aliuska López
 Cuba
13.19 Patrina Allen
 Jamaica
13.26 Andrea Blackett
 Barbados
13.44
400 metres hurdles Andrea Blackett
 Barbados
55.64 CR Daimí Pernía
 Cuba
56.14 Tanya Jarrett
 Jamaica
57.73
High jump Niurka Lussón
 Cuba
1.81 Karen Beautle
 Jamaica
1.81 Romary Rifka
 Mexico
1.79
Pole vault Eva Vázquez
 Puerto Rico
3.25 CR Lorena Espinoza
 Mexico
3.25 Estrella Martínez
 Mexico
2.50
Long jump Nadine Caster
 Martinique
6.56 Jackie Edwards
 Bahamas
6.52 Elisa Pérez
 Dominican Republic
6.28
Triple jump Olga Cepero
 Cuba
14.14w Yamilé Aldama
 Cuba
14.12w Cherita Howard
 Barbados
12.94w
Shot put Herminia Fernández
 Cuba
17.36 Christelle Bornil
 Martinique
15.10 María Mercedes
 Dominican Republic
13.38
Discus throw Bárbara Hechevarría
 Cuba
57.42 Maritza Martén
 Cuba
57.06 Christelle Bornil
 Martinique
47.32
Hammer throw María Eugenia Villamizar
 Colombia
53.82 CR Nancy Guillén
 El Salvador
52.98 Violeta Guzmán
 Mexico
52.70
Javelin throw Osleidys Menéndez
 Cuba
63.08 Laverne Eve
 Bahamas
58.16 Sabina Moya
 Colombia
55.94
Heptathlon Zorobabelia Córdoba
 Colombia
5503 Lisa Wright
 Jamaica
5491 Osiris Pedroso
 Cuba
5210
10000 m track walk Graciela Mendoza
 Mexico
47:43.99 Oslaidis Cruz
 Cuba
48:32.09t Liliana Bermeo
 Colombia
48:50.27
4 x 100 metres relay  Bahamas 44.00 CR  Colombia 44.29  Cuba 44.73
4 x 400 metres relay  Cuba 3:29.30  Jamaica 3:32.28  Puerto Rico 3:39.07

Medal table[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba 22 13 6 41
2  Colombia 7 7 2 16
3  Mexico 4 4 7 15
4  Jamaica 3 12 3 18
5  Bahamas 2 2 4 8
6  Venezuela 2 1 4 7
7  Puerto Rico 1 2 2 5
8  Martinique 1 1 2 4
9  Barbados 1 0 3 4
10  Dominica 1 0 1 2
 Guatemala 1 0 1 2
12  Dominican Republic 0 1 3 4
13  El Salvador 0 1 0 1
 Guadeloupe 0 1 0 1
15  Bermuda 0 0 3 3
16  Antigua and Barbuda 0 0 2 2
17  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 0 1 1
 Costa Rica 0 0 1 1

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