2007 NACAC Championships in Athletics

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I NACAC Championships
LogoNACAC2007.jpg
Logo for the 2007 NACAC Championships
Host city San Salvador,
El Salvador El Salvador
Date(s) July 13–15, 2007
Main stadium Flor Blanca National Stadium
Level Senior
Participation 275 athletes from
26 nations
Events 42

The 2007 North American, Central American and Caribbean Championships were a regional track and field competition held at the Flor Blanca National Stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador from July 13–15, 2007. It was the inaugural edition of a senior track and field championship for the NACAC region.[1] A total of forty-three events were contested, 22 by male and 21 by female athletes.[2]

The championships served as preparation for the 2007 Pan American Games, held later that month, for many of the senior athletes. Canada and Cuba, two of the region's strongest countries in the sport, did not send a delegation to participate. One further event—the women's 10,000 metres—was initially scheduled for the championships, but was subsequently not held in San Salvador.[3]

The United States sent the largest contingent to the competition and, although many were developmental athletes, Americans dominated the competition, winning twenty-eight of the events and fifteen minor medals for a total of 43. Mexico were the next best performers, claiming four golds, fourteen silvers and two bronze medals. Trinidad and Tobago took three golds in their eleven medal haul, while the hosts El Salvador also won three events.

Mary Jayne Harrelson completed a 800/1500 metres double win. Americans Calvin Smith Jr. and Debbie Dunn took the 400 metres individual titles, before going on the help the relay teams to another gold. Cristina López of El Salvador won the 10 km walk title and went on to win Pan American gold later that month. The NACAC high jump silver medallist Romary Rifka improved to the gold at that tournament.

Medal summary[edit]

For full event details see 2007 NACAC Championships – Results.

Men[edit]

Richard Thompson won the men's 100 m gold medal.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Richard Thompson (TRI) 10.322  Monzavous Edwards (USA) 10.327  Abidemi Omole (USA) 10.34
200 metres  Jordan Vaden (USA) 20.17  Michael Mitchell (USA) 20.48  Chris Lloyd (DMA) 20.73
400 metres  Calvin Smith Jr. (USA) 45.52  Arismendy Peguero (DOM) 45.63  Nery Brenes (CRC) 46.00
800 metres  Golden Coachman (USA) 1:49.01  Pablo Solares (MEX) 1:49.28  Moise Joseph (HAI) 1:50.25
1500 metres  Pablo Solares (MEX) 3:45.29  Isaías Haro (MEX) 3:48.53  Luis Soto (PUR) 3:49.69
5000 metres  Ben Bruce (USA) 14:27.90  Julio Perez (MEX) 14:29.45  Jose Garcia (GUA) 14.33.31
10,000 metres  Julio Perez (MEX) 29.38.31  Jose Garcia (GUA) 29.42.11 Only two competitors
110 m hurdles  Dexter Faulk (USA) 13.35  Decosma Wright (JAM) 13.67  Linnie Yarbrough (USA) 13.70
400 m hurdles  LaRon Bennett (USA) 48.76  Jonathan Williams (BLZ) 48.88  Javier Culson (PUR) 49.31
3000 m steeplechase  Michael Spence (USA) 8.39.51  Josafat Gonzalez (MEX) 8.43.08  Ben Bruce (USA) 8.56.09
4×100 m relay  United States (USA)
Abidemi Omole
Jordan Vaden
Michael Mitchell
Monzavous Edwards
38.99  Jamaica (JAM)
Decosma Wright
Orlando Reid
Tristan Taylor
Carl Barret
39.77  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Niconnor Alexander
Richard Thompson
Rondel Sorrillo
Emmanuel Callander
39.92
4×400 m relay  United States (USA)
Reuben McCoy
Calvin Smith Jr.
Michael Mitchell
David Neville
3:02.78  Jamaica (JAM)
DeWayne Barrett
Lansford Spence
Bryan Steele
Michael Manson
3:04.32  Dominican Republic (DOM)
Carlos Santa
Pedro Mejía
Yoel Tapia
Arismendy Peguero
3:04.96
20 km track walk  Walter Sandoval (ESA) 1:28.29  David Mejia (MEX) 1:28.51  Allan Segura (CRC) 1:29.50
High jump  Adam Shunk (USA) 2.23 m  Gerardo Martínez (MEX) 2.21 m  Julio Luciano (DOM) 2.17 m
Pole vault  José Montano (MEX) 5.15 m  Cristian Sanchez (MEX) 4.80 m  Jeremy Scott (USA) 4.80 m
Long jump  Carlos Jorge (DOM) 7.89 m  Tyrone Harris (USA) 7.83 m  Le Juan Simon (TRI) 7.71 m
Triple jump  Marc Kellman (USA) 16.50 m  Allen Simms (PUR) 16.37 m  Le Juan Simon (TRI) 15.72 m
Shot put  Rubin Williams (USA) 18.43 m  Tyron Benjamin (DMA) 16.81 m  Jorge Castro (GUA) 13.91 m
Discus throw  Nick Petrucci (USA) 56.17 m  Adonson Shallow (VIN) 52.39 m  Jesús Sánchez (MEX) 50.15 m
Hammer throw  Jake Freeman (USA) 70.32 m  Luis Saavedra (MEX) 62.62 m  Roberto Sawyers (CRC) 61.98 m
Javelin throw  Justin St. Clair (USA) 73.16 m  Darwin Garcia (DOM) 69.64 m  Rigoberto Calderón (NIC) 66.50 m
Decathlon  Darwin Colón (HON) 6330 pts  Adolphus Jones (SKN) 6092 pts Only two competitors

Women[edit]

Lavern Spencer won the women's high jump.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Mechelle Lewis (USA) 11.37  Alexis Weatherspoon (USA) 11.43  Carol Rodríguez (PUR) 11.47
200 metres
(wind: 2.2 m/s)
 Virgil Hodge (SKN) 22.73 w  Shareese Woods (USA) 22.97 w  Latonia Wilson (USA) 23.14 w
400 metres  Debbie Dunn (USA) 52.68  Clora Williams (JAM) 53.27  Kineke Alexander (VIN) 53.52
800 metres  Mary Jayne Harrelson (USA) 2:05.10  Lizaira Del Valle (PUR) 2:05.73  Sheena Gooding (BAR) 2:06.01
1500 metres  Mary Jayne Harrelson (USA) 4:30.09  Yamilé Alaluf (MEX) 4:37.64  Sonny Garcia (DOM) 4:49.62
5000 metres  Whitney McDonald (USA) 16:42.12  Marisol Romero (MEX) 17:00.47  Elsa Monterosso (GUA) 17:59.85
100 m hurdles  Candice Davis (USA) 13.12  Tiffany Ofili (USA) 13.27  Monique Morgan (JAM) 13.39
400 m hurdles  Latosha Wallace (USA) 56.54  Carlene Robinson (JAM) 57.25  Sherlenia Green (USA) 58.26
3000 m steeplechase  Kristin Anderson (USA) 10:21.82  Sandra Lopez Reyes (MEX) 11:04.79  Gabriela Trana (CRC) 11:11.17
4×100 m relay  Jamaica (JAM)
Nadine Palmer
Rose Whyte
Anneisha McLaughlin
Peta-Gaye Dowdie
43.73  United States (USA)
Shameka Marshall
Alexis Weatherspoon
Candice Davis
Mechelle Lewis
43.91  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Ayanna Hutchinson
Sasha Springer
Nandelle Cameron
Fana Ashby
43.98
4×400 m relay  United States (USA)
Latosha Wallace
Shareese Woods
Latonia Wilson
Debbie Dunn
3:29.15  Jamaica (JAM)
Ronetta Smith
Carlene Robinson
Rose Whyte
Clora Williams
3:30.16  El Salvador (ESA)
Veronica Quijano
Josselin Escobar
Natalia Santamaria
Jessica Bautista
4:01.50
10 km track walk  Cristina López (ESA) 44:16.21  Veronica Colindres (ESA) 47:39.93  Evelyn Nunez (GUA) 47:40.36
High jump  Levern Spencer (LCA) 1.89 m  Romary Rifka (MEX) 1.87 m  Juana Arrendel (DOM) 1.87 m
Pole vault  Becky Holliday (USA) 4.15 m  Cecilia Villar (MEX) 3.60 m  Glayds Quijada (ESA) 3.50 m
Long jump  Shameka Marshall (USA) 6.34 m  Nolle Graham (JAM) 6.26 m  Tanika Liburd (SKN) 6.12 m
Triple jump  Ayanna Alexander (TRI) 13.29 m (w)  Tiombe Hurd (USA) 13.22 m  Amy Seward (PUR) 12.93 m
Shot put  Cleopatra Borel-Brown (TRI) 17.53 m  Annie Alexander (TRI) 15.89 m  Shernelle Nicholls (BAR) 15.82 m
Discus throw  Stephanie Trafton (USA) 59.27 m  Annie Alexander (TRI) 53.63 m  Shernelle Nicholls (BAR) 51.15 m
Hammer throw  Jessica Cosby (USA) 65.15 m  Candice Scott (TRI) 60.52 m  Jessica Ponce (MEX) 58.95 m
Javelin throw  Ana Gutierrez (MEX) 51.52 m  Anna Raynor (USA) 50.86 m  Erma-Gene Evans (LCA) 47.95 m
Heptathlon  Gabriela Carrillo (ESA) 5022 pts  Mariana Abuela (MEX) 4824 pts  Natoya Baird (TRI) 4611 pts

Medal table[edit]

Debbie Dunn won 400 m individual and relay golds for the United States.
Allen Simms took triple jump silver for Puerto Rico.
Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 28 9 6 43
2  Mexico 4 14 2 20
3  Trinidad and Tobago 3 3 5 11
4  El Salvador 3 1 2 6
5  Jamaica 1 7 1 9
6  Dominican Republic 1 2 4 7
7  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 1 1 3
8  Saint Lucia 1 0 1 2
9  Honduras 1 0 0 1
10  Puerto Rico 0 2 4 6
11  Guatemala 0 1 4 5
12=  Dominica 0 1 1 2
12=  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 1 1 2
14  Belize 0 1 0 1
15=  Barbados 0 0 3 3
15=  Costa Rica 0 0 3 3
17=  Haiti 0 0 1 1
17=  Nicaragua 0 0 1 1
Total 43 43 41 127

Participating nations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NACAC Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-12-19.
  2. ^ Clavelo Róbinson, Javier (July 13, 2007), Comienza hoy I Campeonato NACAC absoluto de atletismo (in Spanish), CACAC, retrieved September 10, 2012 
  3. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2007-07-16). USA dominates 1st NACAC Senior Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-12-19.
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