2008 Central American Championships in Athletics

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XIX Central American Championships in Athletics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Host city San Pedro Sula, Honduras Honduras
Date(s) June 27–28
Main stadium Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Level Senior
Participation 6 nations
Events 43 (22 men, 21 women)

The 19th Central American Championships in Athletics were held at the Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, between June 27–28, 2008.

A total of 43 events were contested, 22 by men and 21 by women. There were no athletes from Belize.

Medal summary[edit]

Complete results and medal winners were published.[1][2][3][4] A total of 5 championships records were set.[5]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (wind: -0.2 m/s)  Rolando Palacios (HON) 10.61  Babner Bardales (HON) 11.02  Renan Palma (ESA) 11.19
200 metres (wind: -0.1 m/s)  Rolando Palacios (HON) 21.25  Babner Bardales (HON) 22.20  Oscar Barzuna (CRC) 22.46
400 metres  Andrés Rodríguez (PAN) 47.59  Takeshi Fujiwara (ESA) 47.89  Pedro Suazo (HON) 48.88
800 metres  Marco Pérez (CRC) 1:53.52  Jenner Pelicó (GUA) 1:53.71  Camilo Quevedo (GUA) 1:54.97
1500 metres  Jenner Pelicó (GUA) 4:01.94  Francis Jiménez (ESA) 4:02.47  Carlos Alvarez (GUA) 4:04.43
5000 metres  Estuardo Palacios (GUA) 15:21.64  Jeremías Saloj (GUA) 15:23.21  Williams Sánchez (ESA) 15:28.96
10000 metres  Jeremías Saloj (GUA) 31:58.59  Estuardo Palacios (GUA) 32:21.49  Dimas Castro (NCA) 33:17.32
3000 metres steeplechase  Álvaro Vásquez (NCA) 9:33.61  Domingo Alvarez (GUA) 9:42.32  Douglas Aguilar (ESA) 9:45.94
110 metres hurdles (wind: 1.0 m/s)  Ronald Bennett (HON) 14.35  Renan Palma (ESA) 14.76  Luis Carlos Bonilla (GUA) 14.79
400 metres hurdles  Allan Ayala (GUA) 51.72  Camilo Quevedo (GUA) 52.80  Jonnie Lowe (HON) 53.16
High Jump  Octavius Gillespie (GUA) 2.00  Jason Castro (HON) 1.80
Pole Vault  Pedro Figueroa (ESA) 4.21
Long Jump  Kessel Campbell (HON) 7.52 CR (wind: NWI)  Juan Carlos Nájera (GUA) 6.99 (wind: NWI)  Ulises Peña (NCA) 6.85 (wind: NWI)
Triple Jump  Juan Carlos Nájera (GUA) 15.45 (wind: NWI)  Michael Thompson (PAN) 15.20 (wind: NWI)  Jason Castro (HON) 14.69 (wind: NWI)
Shot Put  Edson Monzón (GUA) 14.05  Juan Enrique Galdámez (ESA) 12.18  Milton Cisne (NCA) 11.81
Discus Throw  Juan Enrique Galdámez (ESA) 43.97  Raúl Rivera (GUA) 42.57  Kayro Martínez (NCA) 40.55
Hammer Throw  Raúl Rivera (GUA) 63.92 CR  Diego Berrios (GUA) 56.56  Milton Cisne (NCA) 43.55
Javelin Throw  Javier Ugarte (NCA) 61.04  Rigoberto Calderón (NCA) 60.74  Edin Trigueros (GUA) 50.22
Decathlon  Darvin Colón (HON) 6690 CR  Daniel Gutiérrez (ESA) 4654  Ernesto Mendizabal (GUA) 2413
10,000 metres Walk  Aníbal Paau (GUA) 44:24.02  Luis Gómez (GUA) 46:54.55  Osman Flores (NCA) 53:13.80
4 x 100 metres relay  Honduras
Rolando Palacios
Babner Bardales
Ronald Bennett
Jonnie Lowe
41.10  Guatemala
Patrick Holwerda
Benjamín Rodríguez
Allan Ayala
Juan Carlos Nájera
42.30  Costa Rica
José González
Marco Pérez
Oscar Barzuna
Luis Rojas
42.75
4 x 400 metres relay  Guatemala
Hans Villagrán
Patrick Holwerda
Allan Ayala
Camilo Quevedo
3:15.28  El Salvador
Juan Cuellar
José González
Takeshi Fujiwara
Francis Jiménez
3:20.70  Honduras
Pedro Suazo
Juan José Alvarez
Jonnie Lowe
Maxin Espinal
3:21.27

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (wind: 0.0 m/s)  Sharolyn Scott (CRC) 12.50  Lissette Mejía (ESA) 12.64  Jessica Lino (HON) 12.75
200 metres (wind: 2.9 m/s)  Lissette Mejía (ESA) 25.54 w  Sharolyn Scott (CRC) 25.91 w  Natalia Santamaría (ESA) 26.38 w
400 metres  Natalia Santamaría (ESA) 59.37  Josseline Escobar (ESA) 59.67  Jessica Aguilera (NCA) 59.76
800 metres  Brenda Salmeron (ESA) 2:12.30  Gladys Landaverde (ESA) 2:12.36  Cecilia Gutiérrez (GUA) 2:15.37
1500 metres  Gladys Landaverde (ESA) 4:40.12  Brenda Salmeron (ESA) 4:44.15  Cecilia Gutiérrez (GUA) 4:53.18
5000 metres  Merlin Chalí (GUA) 18:11.12  Delbin Solis (ESA) 18:22.83  Eva María Rodríguez (ESA) 18:54.86
10000 metres  Élida De Xuyá (GUA) 39:18.36  Delbin Solis (ESA) 39:21.86  Eva María Rodríguez (ESA) 40:46.66
3000 metres steeplechase  Evonne Marroquín (GUA) 11:22.87  Blanca Solís (ESA) 11:26.77  Ligia Morales (GUA) 11:43.41
100 metres hurdles (wind: 1.0 m/s)  Jeimmy Bernárdez (HON) 14.11 CR  Sharolyn Scott (CRC) 14.59  Claudia Villeda (GUA) 15.28
400 metres hurdles  Ana María Porras (CRC) 65.54  Jessica Aguilera (NCA) 65.97  Bessy Flores (ESA) 66.14
Pole Vault
Long Jump  Estefany Cruz (GUA) 5.67 (wind: NWI)  Francisca Martínez (GUA) 5.44 (wind: NWI)  Ana María Porras (CRC) 5.02 (wind: NWI)
Triple Jump  Estefany Cruz (GUA) 12.19 (wind: NWI)  Sharon Ruiz (CRC) 11.46 (wind: NWI)
Shot Put  Dorothy López (GUA) 12.52  Lourdes Meléndez (ESA) 9.88  Ana Harry (HON) 8.35
Discus Throw  Dorothy López (GUA) 39.85  Lourdes Meléndez (ESA) 32.42  Jennifer Palma (HON) 32.28
Hammer Throw  Rosita De León (GUA) 48.96 CR  Fabiola Jovel (ESA) 37.77  Dorothy López (GUA) 33.17
Javelin Throw  Sandra Centeno (NCA) 39.90  Ginna von Quednow (GUA) 38.48  Lorena Medina (ESA) 37.44
Heptathlon  Ginna von Quednow (GUA) 3726  Inaly Morazán (NCA) 3542  Jennifer Henríquez (ESA) 3427
10,000 metres Walk  Verónica Colindres (ESA) 53:47.09  Zoila Reyes (GUA) 55:51.17  Ligia Altamirano (NCA) 1:09:24.40
4 x 100 metres relay  El Salvador
Lissette Mejía
Natalia Santamaría
Iris Santamaría
Bessy Flores
49.29  Guatemala
Francisca Martínez
Estefany Cruz
Claudia Villeda
Ginna von Quednow
50.38  Nicaragua
Mariangeles Escobar
Inaly Morazán
Jessica Aguilera
Indira Pérez
51.84
4 x 400 metres relay  El Salvador
Natalia Santamaría
Josseline Escobar
Gladys Landaverde
Brenda Salmeron
4:07.92  Nicaragua
Mariangeles Escobar
Jessica Aguilera
Cony Villalobos
Aldy Villalobos
4:22.45

Notes[edit]

: No athlete cleared the initial height.

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Guatemala 19 14 10 43
2  El Salvador 9 16 9 34
3  Honduras 7 3 7 17
4  Nicaragua 3 4 9 16
5  Costa Rica 3 3 3 9
6  Panama 1 1 0 2

Team Rankings[edit]

Guatemala won the overall team ranking and the team ranking in the men's category. El Salvador won the team ranking in the women's category.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Centroamericanos de Mayores (in Spanish), CADICA, August 29, 2012, retrieved September 12, 2012 
  2. ^ XIX CAMPEONATO CENTROAMERICANO MAYOR DE ATLETISMO - 27/06/2008 to 28/06/2008 - San Pedro Sula - Honduras - Resultados (in Spanish), CADICA, retrieved September 12, 2012 
  3. ^ Rayo Ruiz, Alberto (July 1, 2008), Nicas con tres de oro (in Spanish), La Prensa, Managua, Nicaragua, retrieved September 12, 2012 
  4. ^ Ocho medallas de oro deja el CA a Honduras (in Spanish), La Tribuna, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 28, 2008, retrieved September 12, 2012 
  5. ^ XX CAMPEONATO CENTROAMERICANO DE ATLETISMO MAYOR - Estadio Cementos Progreso - GUA - 12/06/2009 to 13/06/2009 - Resultados (in Spanish), CADICA, retrieved September 11, 2012 
  6. ^ Trejo Pineda, Julio (July 1, 2008), ATLETISMO: Ivonne Marroquin con Record Nacional (in Spanish), COMO TE DEJE, Guatemala, retrieved September 12, 2012