Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in Athletics
The Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships is a junior athletics competition held between the nations of Central America and the Caribbean Islands promoted by the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation (CACAC). It is divided into the Junior B Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships held since 1978 and the Junior A Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships held since 1974. The Junior A category was open for girls and boys aged 17-20 until 2010. and for girls and boys aged 18-20 starting in the year 2012. The Junior B category was open for girls and boys aged 14-16 until 2010. and for girls and boys aged 14-17 starting in the year 2012.
Many world-class and Olympic winning senior athletes competed in the championships in their teenage years. Usain Bolt won the 200 m event in 2002. No competition was held in 2008, due to a clash with the senior 2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships, which had been postponed from the previous year.
At the 2010 edition, a total of 532 athletes from 27 nations took part in the championships' events.
|1st||1974||Maracaibo||Venezuela||12–15 December||36||about 196|
|2nd||1976||Xalapa||Mexico||26–29 August||57||about 127|
|3rd||1978||Xalapa||Mexico||25–28 August||69||about 293|
|4th||1980||Nassau||Bahamas||22–25 August||73||about 263|
|5th||1982||Bridgetown||Barbados||23–25 July||75||about 320|
|6th||1984||San Juan||Puerto Rico||21–24 June||75||about 355|
|7th||1986||Mexico City||Mexico||26–29 June||74||about 262|
|8th||1988||Nassau||Bahamas||30 June – 2 July||74||about 223|
|9th||1990||Havana||Cuba||6–8 July||77||about 406|
|10th||1992||Tegucigalpa||Honduras||10–12 July||79||about 304|
|11th||1994||Port of Spain||Trinidad and Tobago||8–10 July||79||about 377|
|12th||1996||San Salvador||El Salvador||14–16 July||78||about 524|
|13th||1998||Georgetown||Cayman Islands||10–12 July||Truman Bodden Sports Complex||79||about 361|
|14th||2000||San Juan||Puerto Rico||14–16 July||Estadio Sixto Escobar||80||about 422|
|15th||2002||Bridgetown||Barbados||5–7 July||National Stadium||69||about 445|
|16th||2004||Coatzacoalcos||Mexico||25–27 June||Estadio Rafael Hernández Ochoa||81||about 411|
|17th||2006||Port of Spain||Trinidad and Tobago||14–16 July||Hasely Crawford Stadium||81||about 449|
|18th||2010||Santo Domingo||Dominican Republic||2–4 July||Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium||80||about 500|
|19th||2012||San Salvador||El Salvador||29 June – 1 July||Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca "Mágico González"||86||about 467|
- Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation (December 2010), CACAC Constitution - Competition Rules (UpdDEC2010), retrieved July 30, 2011
- Robinson, Javier Clavelo (2010-07-06). Juniors ready for Moncton as Jamaica dominates CAC Junior Champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-01.
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