Athletics at the 1978 Central American and Caribbean Games

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The athletics competition at the 1978 Central American and Caribbean Games was held in Medellín, Colombia.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Silvio Leonard
 Cuba
10.10 Osvaldo Lara
 Cuba
10.11 Guy Abrahams
 Panama
10.20
200 metres Silvio Leonard
 Cuba
20.49 Anthony Husbands
 Trinidad and Tobago
21.00 Guy Abrahams
 Panama
21.15
400 metres Alberto Juantorena
 Cuba
44.27 Joseph Coombs
 Trinidad and Tobago
45.41 Seymour Newman
 Jamaica
46.11
800 metres Alberto Juantorena
 Cuba
1:47.23 Gerold Pawirodikromo
 Suriname
1:47.46 Leandro Civil
 Cuba
1:47.66
1500 metres Luis Medina
 Cuba
3:44.47 Eduardo Castro
 Mexico
3:45.14 Osmán Escobar
 Venezuela
3:45.89
5000 metres Rodolfo Gómez
 Mexico
13:55.08 Domingo Tibaduiza
 Colombia
13:56.88 José Gómez
 Mexico
14:27.33
10000 metres Rodolfo Gómez
 Mexico
29:34.64 Domingo Tibaduiza
 Colombia
29:38.66 Luis Hernández
 Mexico
30:23.84
Marathon Radamés Vega
 Puerto Rico
2:22:34 Mario Cuevas
 Mexico
2:23:07 José Granajo
 Guatemala
2:26:04
3000 metre steeplechase José Cobo
 Cuba
8:46.39 Carlos Martínez
 Mexico
8:52.13 Jaime Villate
 Colombia
8:56.29
110 metres hurdles Alejandro Casañas
 Cuba
13.67 Mariano Reyes
 Dominican Republic
14.68 Karl Smith
 Jamaica
14.71
400 metres hurdles Clive Bariffe
 Jamaica
50.16 Julio Ferrer
 Puerto Rico
50.86 Luis Alex Misiniak
 Colombia
50.97
High jump Richard Spencer
 Cuba
2.12 Rodolfo Madrigal
 Costa Rica
2.12 Jamil Justiniano
 Puerto Rico
2.09
Pole Vault Augusto Perdomo
 Cuba
5.00 Elberto Pratt
 Mexico
4.80 Rubén Camino
 Cuba
4.80
Long jump David Giralt
 Cuba
7.82 Milán Matos
 Cuba
7.77 Ron Chambers
 Jamaica
7.77
Triple jump Steve Hanna
 Bahamas
16.60 Juan Velázquez
 Cuba
16.43 Alejandro Herrera
 Cuba
16.10
Shot put Humberto Calvario
 Cuba
17.51 Nicolás Hernández
 Cuba
17.36 Jesús Ramos
 Venezuela
16.83
Discus throw Luis Delís
 Cuba
58.62 Julián Morrinson
 Cuba
58.56 Brad Cooper
 Bahamas
54.24
Hammer throw Armando Orozco
 Cuba
69.86 Genovevo Morejón
 Cuba
69.14 Luis Martínez
 Puerto Rico
56.22
Javelin throw Antonio González
 Cuba
78.74 Amado Morales
 Puerto Rico
70.54 Reinaldo Patterson
 Cuba
63.64
Decathlon Rigoberto Salazar
 Cuba
7483 Miguel Subarnaba
 Cuba
6954 José Montezuma
 Venezuela
6842
20 kilometre road walk Daniel Bautista
 Mexico
1:29:10 Raúl González
 Mexico
1:31:58 Jorge Quiñones
 Colombia
1:39:31
4 x 100 metres relay  Trinidad and Tobago 39.13  Cuba 39.44  Dominican Republic 39.62
4 x 400 metres relay  Jamaica 3:03.76  Trinidad and Tobago 3:05.01  Cuba 3:05.57

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Silvia Chivás
 Cuba
11.47 Lelieth Hodges
 Jamaica
11.63 Isabel Taylor
 Cuba
11.74
200 metres Silvia Chivás
 Cuba
23.01 Janice Bernard
 Trinidad and Tobago
24.01 Maureen Gottshalk
 Jamaica
24.42
400 metres Aurelia Pentón
 Cuba
50.56 Beatriz Castillo
 Cuba
51.27 Helen Blake
 Jamaica
53.40
800 metres Aurelia Pentón
 Cuba
2:01.38 Charlotte Bradley
 Mexico
2:03.58 Nery McKeen
 Cuba
2:04.48
1500 metres Charlotte Bradley
 Mexico
4:30.78 Ileana Hocking
 Puerto Rico
4:35.88 Susana Herrera
 Mexico
4:39.62
100 metres hurdles Grisel Machado
 Cuba
13.31 Marisela Peralta
 Dominican Republic
14.23 Carmen Zamora
 Cuba
14.29
High jump Angela Carbonell
 Cuba
1.75 Grace Jackson
 Jamaica
1.70 Elisa Ávila
 Mexico
1.65
Long Jump Shonel Ferguson
 Bahamas
6.41 Ana Alexander
 Cuba
6.25 Eloína Echevarría
 Cuba
6.12
Shot put Hilda Ramírez
 Cuba
17.00 Marcelina Rodríguez
 Cuba
14.97 Vicky López
 Puerto Rico
13.42
Discus throw Carmen Romero
 Cuba
60.54 María Betancourt
 Cuba
57.58 Selene Saldarriaga
 Colombia
41.28
Javelin throw María Caridad Colón
 Cuba
63.40 María Beltrán
 Cuba
54.86 Guadalupe López
 Mexico
49.80
Pentathlon Elida Aveillé
 Cuba
3636 Alix Castillo
 Venezuela
3625 Laura Vázquez
 Mexico
3511
4 x 100 metres relay  Cuba 44.37  Jamaica 44.41  Trinidad and Tobago 45.13
4 x 400 metres relay  Cuba 3:31.34  Jamaica 3:41.69  Puerto Rico 3:46.58

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba 27 13 9 49
2  Mexico 4 6 6 16
3  Jamaica 2 4 5 11
4  Bahamas 2 0 1 3
5  Trinidad and Tobago 1 4 1 6
6  Puerto Rico 1 3 4 8
7  Colombia 0 2 4 6
8  Dominican Republic 0 2 1 3
9  Venezuela 0 1 3 4
10  Suriname 0 1 0 1
 Costa Rica 0 1 0 1
12  Panama 0 0 2 2
13  Guatemala 0 0 1 1

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