Pan American Combined Events Cup
The Pan American Combined Events Cup (Spanish: Copa Panamericana de Pruebas Combinadas) is a track and field competition in men's decathlon and women's heptathlon. Organized by the Association of Panamerican Athletics (APA), newly constituted in 2011, it is an annual contest for combined events athletes representing countries in the region. It is typically held in late May or June.
The competition was launched in 2005 as part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge as NACAC Combined Events Championships, and was initially organized by the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC), with the first edition taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event was repeated in San Juan the following year and had its third outing in 2007 in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The size of the competition was expanded in 2008 as it was renamed the Pan American Combined Events Championships with the organization of the event being transferred to the Pan American Athletics Commission, a subdivision of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). It became open to combined events specialists representing any of the countries in the Americas. A record of 40 athletes from 15 countries took part in that edition.
The championships underwent another name change the following year, being held in Havana, Cuba as the Americas Combined Events Cup. Headed by the Cuban Federation President, former Olympic champion Alberto Juantorena, it was incorporated in to that year's Barrientos Memorial, Cuba's national track and field championships. No edition was held in 2010 and the event returned under its inaugural moniker for the 2011 season. In the year 2012, the Championships were renamed to its present name. The inaugural Pan American Combined Events Cup took place in Ottawa, Canada.
Cuba's Yordanis García holds the championship record for the decathlon with his score of 8496 points. The heptathlon best is points by American Sharon Day. Four athletes have won at the event on two occasions: Maurice Smith of Jamaica, Ryan Harlan of the United States, as well as Yordanis García and Yorgelis Rodríguez of Cuba.
|1st||2005||Estadio Sixto Escobar||San Juan||Puerto Rico||28–29 May||27||9|
|2nd||2006||Estadio Sixto Escobar||San Juan||Puerto Rico||25–26 August||15||6|
|3rd||2007||Felix Sanchez Stadium||Santo Domingo||Dominican Republic||26–27 May||27||10|
|4th||2008||Felix Sanchez Stadium||Santo Domingo||Dominican Republic||31 May – 1 June||41||15|
|5th||2009||Estadio Panamericano||Havana||Cuba||29–30 May||32||7|
|6th||2011||Usain Bolt Track||Kingston||Jamaica||27–28 May||28 (+ 1 invited)||12 (+ 1 invited)|
|7th||2012||Terry Fox Stadium||Ottawa||Canada||26–27 May||27 (+ 1 invited + 15 local)||10 (+ 1 invited)|
|8th||2013||Terry Fox Stadium||Ottawa||Canada||1–2 June||29 (+ 29 local)||12|
|9th||2014||Terry Fox Stadium||Ottawa||Canada||16–17 July|
|9th||2015||Terry Fox Stadium||Ottawa||Canada||19–21 July|
|Men's Decathlon||Yordanis García (CUB)||8496 points||29–30 May 2009|
|100 m||Damian Warner (CAN)||10.43 s (w:+1.9 m/s)||17 July 2014||guest performance|
|Luiz Alberto de Araújo (BRA)||10.66 s (w:+1.9 m/s)||31 May 2008|
|Long jump||Yunior Díaz (CUB)||7.75 m (w:+0.3 m/s)||29 May 2009|
|Shot put||Maurice Smith (JAM)||16.88 m||27 May 2011|
|High jump||Leonel Suarez (CUB)||2.12 m||26 May 2007|
|400 m||Yunior Díaz (CUB)||47.34 s||29 May 2009|
|110 m hurdles||Damian Warner (CAN)||13.89 s (w:+0.5 m/s)||28 May 2011|
|Discus throw||Maurice Smith (JAM)||50.62 m||29 May 2005|
|Pole vault||Paul Terek (USA)||5.30 m||29 May 2005|
|Javelin throw||Yordanis García (CUB)||68.10 m||30 May 2009|
|1500 m||Jason Mackenzie (CAN)||4:15.18 min||18 July 2014||guest performance|
|Chris Helwick (USA)||4:22.60 min||1 June 2008|
|Women's Heptathlon||Sharon Day (USA)||6063 points||29–30 May 2009|
|100 m hurdles||Uhunoma Osazuwa (NGR)||13.28 s||26 May 2012||guest performance|
|Virginia Johnson (USA)||13.16 s (w:+3.4 m/s)||25 August 2006|
|High jump||Sharon Day (USA)||1.93 m||29 May 2009|
|Shot put||Yasmiany Pedroso (CUB)||14.37 m||26 May 2012|||
|200 m||Uhunoma Osazuwa (NGR)||23.85 s (−1.3 m/s)||26 May 2012||guest performance|
|Virginia Johnson (USA)||23.91 s (+1.7 m/s)||25 August 2006|
|Long jump||Yariadmis Argüelles (CUB)||6.47 m (w:+1.8 m/s)||30 May 2009|
|Javelin throw||Coralys Ortiz (PUR)||49.24 m||29 May 2005|
|800 m||Jen Cotten (CAN)||2:11.02 min||26 May 2012|||
|2005||Maurice Smith (JAM)||8232 pts||Ryan Harlan (USA)||7997 pts||Paul Terek (USA)||7923 pts|
|2006||Ryan Harlan (USA)||7966 pts||Paul Terek (USA)||7884 pts||Chris Boyles (USA)||7703 pts|
|2007||Ryan Harlan (USA)||7901 pts||Leonel Suárez (CUB)||7843 pts||Yunior Díaz (CUB)||7816 pts|
|2008||Chris Helwick (USA)||7820 pts||Iván Scolfaro da Silva (BRA)||7783 pts||Chris Randolph (USA)||7747 pts|
|2009||Yordanis García (CUB)||8496 pts||Yunior Díaz (CUB)||7920 pts||Alexei Chivas (CUB)||7808 pts|
|2011||Maurice Smith (JAM)||8078 pts||Damian Warner (CAN)||7760 pts||Chris Helwick (USA)||7609 pts|
|2012||José Mendieta (CUB)||7792 pts||Eric Broadbent (USA)||7498 pts||Roman Garibay (MEX)||7149 pts|
|2013||Yordanis García (CUB)||8141 pts||José Mendieta (CUB)||7766 pts||Gray Horn (USA)||7581 pts|
|2014||Yordanis García (CUB)||8179 pts||José Mendieta (CUB)||7559 pts||James Turner (CAN)||7408 pts|
|2005||Fiona Asigbee (USA)||5868 pts||Tracye Lawyer-Thomas (USA)||5603 pts||Jackie Poulson (USA)||5499 pts|
|2006||Virginia Johnson (USA)||5991 pts||Hyleas Fountain (USA)||5956 pts||Fiona Asigbee (USA)||5779 pts|
|2007||Gretchen Quintana (CUB)||6007 pts||Fiona Asigbee (USA)||5770 pts||Lela Nelson (USA)||5760 pts|
|2008||Lela Nelson (USA)||5944 pts||Ryanne Dupree (USA)||5704 pts||Yasmiany Pedroso (CUB)||5659 pts|
|2009||Sharon Day (USA)||6063 pts||Yarianny Argüelles (CUB)||5982 pts||Lela Nelson (USA)||5817 pts|
|2011||Emily Pearson (USA)||5585 pts||Salcia Slack (JAM)||5534 pts||Francia Manzanillo (DOM)||5474 pts 1|
|2012||Yorgelis Rodríguez (CUB)||5819 pts 2||Jen Cotten (CAN)||5656 pts||Yasmiani Pedroso (CUB)||5650 pts|
|2013||Yorgelis Rodríguez (CUB)||5947 pts||Ana Camila Pirelli (PAR)||5683 pts||Lindsay Schwartz (USA)||5645 pts|
|2014||Natasha Jackson (CAN)||5928 pts3||Lindsay Schwartz (USA)||5835 pts||Rachael McIntosh (CAN)||5763 pts|
- ^1 Nigeria's Naomi Osazuwa, a US-based athlete, received a special invitation from the NACAC President Neville McCook allowing her to compete as a guest athlete and she finished third in the heptathlon with a score of 5506 points.
- ^2 Nigeria's Uhunoma Osazuwa received a special invitation allowing her to compete as a guest athlete and she finished first in the heptathlon with a score of 6049 points.
- ^3 Jillian Drouin from Canada was 1st achieving 5972 pts competing only for the Canadian Senior Championships.
|2014||Steele Wasik (USA)||7004 pts||Hellerson Pereira da Costa (BRA)||6853 pts||Vincent Lanctôt-Reeves (CAN)||6647 pts|
|2014||Genevieve Gagné (CAN)||5028 pts||Lais da Silva Pereira (BRA)||4886 pts||Allison Frantz (CAN)||4718 pts1|
- ^1 Katelyn Lehner was 3rd achieving 4879 pts, and Keely Watts-Watling was 4th achieving 4853 pts, both athletes competing only for the Canadian Junior Championships.
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