Athletics at the 1938 Central American and Caribbean Games

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The Athletics competition in the 1938 Central American and Caribbean Games were held in Panama City, Panama. It was the first time women's events were included.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Jennings Blackett
 Panama
10.4 Jacinto Ortiz
 Cuba
10.4e Eulalio Villodas
 Puerto Rico
10.6e
200 metres Jacinto Ortiz
 Cuba
21.7 Eulalio Villodas
 Puerto Rico
21.8e Arthur Jones
 Jamaica
22.0e
400 metres Arturo Baker
 Panama
49.7 Adolfo Curiel
 Mexico
Gilberto Castruita
 Mexico
800 metres Arthur Wint
 Jamaica
1:56.3 Alfredo Mariscal
 Mexico
1:56.6e Pedro Zúñiga
 Mexico
1:56.7e
1500 metres Guy Grant
 Jamaica
4:13.6 Alfredo Cortés
 Mexico
4:13.8e Miguel Corona
 Mexico
5000 metres Guy Grant
 Jamaica
17:55.1 Jesús Borgonio
 Mexico
Maríano Ramírez
 Mexico
10000 metres Agustín Romero
 Mexico
34:15.1 Guadalupe Martínez
 Mexico
José López
 El Salvador
Marathon José Thompson
 Panama
03:01:04 Estanislao Galicia
 Mexico
Hilario Hernández
 Mexico
110 metres hurdles Horacio Quiñones
 Puerto Rico
14.8 Teófilo Colón
 Puerto Rico
14.9e Roberto Sánchez
 Mexico
15.2e
400 metres hurdles Evelio Espinosa
 Cuba
55.8 Salvador Torrós
 Puerto Rico
55.9e Arthur Wint
 Jamaica
High jump Juan Luyanda
 Puerto Rico
1.89 Arturo Baker
 Panama
1.87 Juan Rafael Palmer
 Puerto Rico
1.83
Pole Vault Rigoberto Pérez
 Mexico
3.74 José Sabater
 Puerto Rico
3.65 Manuel Boyer
 Puerto Rico
3.65
Long jump Juan Luyanda
 Puerto Rico
6.75 Juan Rafael Palmer
 Puerto Rico
6.69 Salvador Torrós
 Puerto Rico
6.55
Triple jump Juan Rafael Palmer
 Puerto Rico
13.86 Juan Luyanda
 Puerto Rico
13.76 Orlando Bello
 Cuba
13.75
Shot put Antulio Pietri
 Puerto Rico
13.50 Fernando Torres
 Puerto Rico
13.30 Ian Murphy
 Puerto Rico
13.08
Discus throw Ian Murphy
 Puerto Rico
42.42 Heriberto Alonso
 Cuba
40.73 Miguel Gutiérrez
 Cuba
40.47
Hammer throw Bernabé Sánchez
 Cuba
39.85 Francisco González
 Mexico
38.18 Ignacio Vázquez
 Cuba
37.45
Javelin throw Antonio Figueroa
 Puerto Rico
64.11 Mario Salas
 Cuba
58.76 Wilfredo Benítez
 Mexico
56.43
Pentathlon Salvador Torrós
 Puerto Rico
3459 Manuel Suárez
 Cuba
3158 Juan Luyanda
 Puerto Rico
3097
4 x 100 m relay  Puerto Rico 42.2  Panama 42.7e  Cuba 42.8e
4 x 400 m relay  Panama 3:21.5  Mexico 3:23.0e  Cuba 3:24.5e

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Nola Thorne
 Panama
12.6 Nilda Villaverde
 Panama
12.6e Adela Montilla
 Panama
12.7e
80 metres hurdles Nola Thorne
 Panama
13.3 Aura Morales
 Panama
13.6e Nilda Villaverde
 Panama
High jump Lilia Wilson
 Panama
1.41 Beryl Delgado
 Jamaica
1.39 Isabel Sullivan
 Panama
1.32
Discus throw Rebecca Coldberg
 Puerto Rico
27.81 Esperanza Morales
 Mexico
24.89 Irma Cornejo
 El Salvador
23.89
Javelin throw Rebecca Coldberg
 Puerto Rico
30.25 Marina Soto
 Mexico
29.30 Florinda Viamontes
 Cuba
28.16
4 x 100 m relay  Panama 51.3  Cuba  Jamaica

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Puerto Rico 11 7 6 24
2  Panama 8 4 3 15
3  Cuba 3 5 6 14
4  Jamaica 3 1 3 7
5  Mexico 2 10 7 19
6  El Salvador 0 0 2 2

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