2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships

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21st Central American and Caribbean Championships
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Host city Cali, ColombiaColombia
Date(s) 4– 6 July
Main stadium Estadio Pedro Grajales
Level Senior
Participation 383 athletes from
30 (+ 3 guest nations) nations
Events 44
Records set 6 Championship records

The 2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships were held at the Estadio Pedro Grajales in Cali, Colombia between 4–6 July 2008.[1] A total of 44 events were contested, of which 22 by male and 22 by female athletes. During the three-day competition, six championship records were broken. The competition took place at almost 1000 m above sea level, a factor which helps athletic performance in some events.[2]

Cuba took the most medals overall, winning 34 medals – half of which were gold.[3] The hosts Colombia were the next best with 8 golds and 24 medals altogether, shortly followed by Trinidad and Tobago. Guest athletes took part in some events, but their performances were excluded from the medal tally.[4]

Championship records were broken in both triple jump events; by Mabel Gay in the women's event and Leevan Sands in the men's. The championships also saw four national records broken in competition. Two athletes topped the podium twice: Rosibel García completed the 800 metres/1500 metres double, while Indira Terrero won in the 400 metres sprint and relay races. Bertha Sánchez, representing the hosts, took the 10,000 metres title, but just missed out on a second gold, winning the silver in the 5000 metres. Bahamian Shamar Sands showed multi-event ability by winning the 110 metres hurdles gold medal, as well as helping his country to the 100 m relay silver medal.

Records[edit]

Leevan Sands (above) broke the men's triple jump record
Mabel Gay (left) broke the women's triple jump record
Name Event Country Record Type
Andy González 800 metres  Cuba 1:46.11 CR
Wilfredo Martínez Long jump  Cuba 8.31 m CR
Leevan Sands Triple jump  Bahamas 17.29 m CR
Jefferson Pérez 20000 m walk (track)  Ecuador 1:20:54.9 CR
Anay Tejeda 100 metres hurdles  Cuba 12.61 CR NR
Aleesha Barber 100 metres hurdles  Trinidad and Tobago 12.98 NR
Semoy Hackett
Ayanna Hutchinson
Sasha Springer-Jones
Kelly-Ann Baptiste
4×100 metre relay  Trinidad and Tobago 43.43 NR
Mabel Gay Triple jump  Cuba 14.19 m CR
Candice Scott Hammer throw  Trinidad and Tobago 69.26 CR
Eli Johana Moreno Hammer throw  Colombia 67.09 NR
Key:0000 WR — World record  • AR — Area record  • CR — Championship record  • NR — National record

Medal summary[edit]

For full event details see 2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics – Results.

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Darrel Brown (TRI) 10.12  Daniel Bailey (ATG) 10.18  Henry Vizcaíno (CUB) 10.34
200 metres  Emmanuel Callender (TRI) 20.69  Rondell Sorrillo (TRI) 20.71  José Eduardo Acevedo (VEN) 20.79
400 metres  Renny Quow (TRI) 45.27  Michael Mathieu (BAH) 45.66  Omar Cisneros (CUB) 45.98
800 metres  Andy González (CUB) 1:46.11 CR  Eduard Villanueva (VEN) 1:46.92  Juan Pablo Solares (MEX) 1:47.18
1500 metres  Isaías Haro (MEX) 3:45.15  Nico José Herrera (VEN) 3:45.39  Maury Surel Castillo (CUB) 3:47.17
5000 metres  John Tello (COL) 14:21.21  Isaías Haro (MEX) 14:35.81  Javier Alexander Guarín (COL) 15:10.58
10,000 metres  William Naranjo (COL) 29:30.29  Diego Colorado (COL) 29:41.88 Only two finishers
110 metre hurdles  Shamar Sands (BAH) 13.32w  Paulo César Villar (COL) 13.45w  Héctor Cotto (PUR) 13.55w
400 metre hurdles  Isa Phillips (JAM) 49.98  Yasmany Copello (CUB) 50.08  Yeison Rivas (COL) 50.44
3000 metre steeplechase  José Alberto Sánchez (CUB) 8:53.24  Alexander Greaux (PUR) 9:12.70  Yovanni Adame (DOM) 9:15.72
High jump  Víctor Moya (CUB) 2.25 m  Trevor Barry (BAH) 2.25 m  Jamal Wilson (BAH) 2.13 m
Pole vault  Lázaro Eduardo Borges (CUB) 5.50 m  Dominic Johnson (LCA) 5.30 m  Natanael Semeis (DOM) 4.80 m
Long jump  Wilfredo Martínez (CUB) 8.31 m CR  Herbert McGregor (JAM) 7.90 m  Tyrone Smith (BER) 7.80 m
Triple jump  Leevan Sands (BAH) 17.29 m CR  Héctor Dairo Fuentes (CUB) 17.23 m  Alexis Copello (CUB) 16.91 m
Shot put  Alexis Paumier (CUB) 19.60 m  Manuel Repollet (PUR) 18.43 m  Carlos Jovanny García (COL) 17.70 m
Discus throw  Jorge Fernández (CUB) 58.60 m  Yunio Lastre (CUB) 58.00 m  Jesús Parejo (VEN) 56.49 m
Hammer throw  Noleysi Vicet (CUB) 71.61 m  Luis Martín García (MEX) 66.36 m  Raúl Rivera (GUA) 64.58 m
Javelin throw  Anier Boué (CUB) 74.98 m  Dayron Márquez (COL) 74.37 m  Johnny Walter Viáfara (COL) 71.07 m
Decathlon  Yosley Azcuy (CUB) 7408 pts  Steven Marrero (PUR) 7297 pts  Andrés Horacio Mantilla (COL) 7164 pts
20000 m track walk  James Rendón (COL) 1:25:22.7  Allan Segura (CRC) 1:27:57.2  Claudio Erasmo Vargas (MEX) 1:28:51.6
4×100 metres relay  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Keston Bledman
Marc Burns
Aaron Armstrong
Richard Thompson
38.54  Bahamas (BAH)
Adrian Griffith
Derrick Atkins
Rodney Green
Shamar Sands
39.22  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)
Jason Rogers
Larry Inanga
Jevon Claxton
Delwayne Delaney
40.81
4×400 metres relay  Cuba (CUB)
William Collazo
Yunier Pérez
Omar Cisneros
Yeimer López
3:02.10  Bahamas (BAH)
Ramon Miller
Michael Mathieu
Avard Moncur
Andretti Bain
3:02.48  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Renny Quow
Cowin Mills
Ade Alleyne-Forte
Stann Waithe
3:04.12

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Chandra Sturrup (BAH) 11.20  Sherry Fletcher (GRN) 11.39  Barbara Pierre (HAI) 11.40
200 metres  Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (BAH) 22.78  Roxana Díaz (CUB) 22.82  Darlenys Obregón (COL) 23.13
400 metres  Indira Terrero (CUB) 50.98  Gabriela Medina (MEX) 51.78  Ginou Ettiene (HAI) 52.20
800 metres  Rosibel García (COL) 2:05.9  Sheena Gooding (BAR) 2:06.6  Cristina Guevara (MEX) 2:07.2
1500 metres  Rosibel García (COL) 4:24.62  Yamilé Alaluf (MEX) 4:25.43  Muriel Coneo (COL) 4:28.92
5000 metres  Nora Leticia Rocha (MEX) 16:41.27  Bertha Sánchez (COL) 16:43.82  María Isabel Montilla (VEN) 16:53.42
10,000 metres  Bertha Sánchez (COL) 35:16.36  María Isabel Montilla (VEN) 35:42.18  Andreina de la Rosa (DOM) 36:43.36
100 metres hurdles  Anay Tejeda (CUB) 12.61 CR NR  Yenima Arencibia (CUB) 12.95  Aleesha Barber (TRI) 12.98 NR
400 metres hurdles  Josanne Lucas (TRI) 56.55  Princesa Oliveros (COL) 57.44  Yolanda Osana (DOM) 58.91
3000 metres steeplechase  Ángela Figueroa (COL) 10:18.23  Milena Pérez (CUB) 10:45.46  Sonny García (DOM) 12:16.51
High jump  Levern Spencer (LCA) 1.91 m  Caterine Ibargüen (COL) 1.88 m  Marierlis Rojas (VEN) 1.79 m
Pole vault  Milena Jazmín Agudelo (COL) 4.10 m  Keisa Monterola (VEN) 4.00 m Only two competitors
Long jump  Bianca Stuart (BAH) 6.54 m  Shara Proctor (AIA) 6.54 m NR  Charisse Bacchus (TRI) 6.49 m
Triple jump  Mabel Gay (CUB) 14.19 m CR  Yarianna Martínez (CUB) 13.95 m  Ayanna Alexander (TRI) 13.30 m
Shot put  Cleopatra Borel-Brown (TRI) 18.39 m  Yumileidi Cumbá (CUB) 18.10 m  Yaniuvis López (CUB) 17.87 m
Discus throw  Yarelis Barrios (CUB) 62.87 m  Yania Ferrales (CUB) 58.74 m  Annie Alexander (TRI) 54.56 m
Hammer throw  Candice Scott (TRI) 69.26 m CR  Yunaika Crawford (CUB) 69.03 m  Eli Johana Moreno (COL) 67.09 m NR
Javelin throw  Laverne Eve (BAH) 56.36 m  Yanet Cruz (CUB) 56.14 m  Kateema Riettie (JAM) 54.90 m
Heptathlon  Yariadmis Argüelles (CUB) 5862 pts  Yasmiany Pedroso (CUB) 5833 pts  Thaimara Solsiree Rivas (VEN) 5302 pts
10000 m track walk  Claudia Ortega (MEX) 50:10.37  Milángela Rosales (VEN) 51:06.83  Ingrid Hernández (COL) 52:44.84
4×100 metres relay ††  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Semoy Hackett
Ayanna Hutchinson
Sasha Springer-Jones
Kelly-Ann Baptiste
43.43 NR  Colombia (COL)
Mirtha Brock
Felipa Palacios
Darlenys Obregón
Yomara Hinestroza
43.56  Bahamas (BAH)
Kristy White
Chandra Sturrup
Tamicka Clarke
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie
44.03
4×400 metres relay †††  Cuba (CUB)
Aymée Martínez
Diosmely Peña
Daisurami Bonne
Indira Terrero
3:27.97  Mexico (MEX)
María Teresa Rugeio
Gabriela Medina
Nallely Vela
Zudikey Rodríguez
3:29.94  Bahamas (BAH)
Sasha Rolle
Christine Amertil
Shakeitha Henfield
Crystal Strachan
3:35.57

Medal table[edit]

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba 17 12 5 34
2  Colombia 8 7 9 24
3  Trinidad and Tobago 8 1 5 14
4  Bahamas 6 4 3 13
5  Mexico 3 5 3 11
6  Jamaica 1 1 1 3
7  Saint Lucia 1 1 0 2
8  Venezuela 0 5 5 10
9  Puerto Rico 0 3 1 4
10=  Anguilla 0 1 0 1
10=  Antigua and Barbuda 0 1 0 1
10=  Barbados 0 1 0 1
10=  Costa Rica 0 1 0 1
10=  Grenada 0 1 0 1
15  Dominican Republic 0 0 5 5
16  Haiti 0 0 2 2
17=  Bermuda 0 0 1 1
17=  Guatemala 0 0 1 1
17=  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0 1 1
Total 44 44 42 130

Participating nations[edit]

* Guest nations

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2008-07-06). Sands jumps 17.29 in Cali – CAC Champs Day Two. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  2. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2008-07-05). 50.98 400m victory by Cuban Terrero in Cali - CAC Champs day 1. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  3. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2008-07-07). Cuba takes overall title in Cali; last day of CAC Champs beset by torrential rains. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  4. ^ Results service Campeonato CAC de Atletismo 2008. AthleCAC. Retrieved on 2010-03-09.

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