List of North, Central American and Caribbean youth bests in athletics

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North, Central American and Caribbean youth bests in the sport of athletics are the all-time best marks set in competition by aged 17 or younger throughout the entire calendar year of the performance and competing for a member nation of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC). NACAC doesn't maintain an official list for such performances. All bests shown on this list are tracked by statisticians not officially sanctioned by the governing body.

Outdoor[edit]

Boys[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
100 m 10.15 (+2.0 m/s) Anthony Schwartz  United States 31 March 2017 Florida Relays United States Gainesville, United States 16 years, 207 days [1]
200 m 20.13 (0.0 m/s) Usain Bolt  Jamaica 20 July 2003 Pan American Junior Championships Barbados Bridgetown, Barbados 16 years, 333 days
400 m 45.14 Obea Moore  United States 2 September 1995 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships Chile Santiago, Chile 16 years, 235 days
800 m
1500 m
Mile
3000 m
5000 m
10000 m
110 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
12.96 (+1.3 m/s) Jaheel Hyde  Jamaica 23 August 2014 Youth Olympic Games China Nanjing, China 17 years, 202 days [2]
110 m hurdles (99/100 cm)
110 m hurdles 13.32 (+0.7 m/s) Dejour Russell  Jamaica 24 June 2017 Jamaican Championships Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica 17 years, 84 days [3]
300 m hurdles (91.4 cm) 36.45 Bershawn Jackson  United States 13 May 2000 United States Gainesville, United States 17 years, 5 days
400 m hurdles
(84.0 cm)
49.01 William Wynne  United States 15 July 2007 World Youth Championships Czech Republic Ostrava, Czech Republic 17 years, 166 days
400 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
2000 m steeplechase
3000 m steeplechase
High jump 2.33 m Javier Sotomayor  Cuba 19 May 1985 Cuba Havana, Cuba 17 years, 218 days
Pole vault
Long jump 8.28 m (+1.8 m/s) Maykel Demetrio Massó  Cuba 28 May 2016 Memorial Barrientos Cuba Havana, Cuba 17 years, 20 days [4]
Triple jump 17.41 m (+1.0 m/s) Jordan A. Díaz  Cuba 8 June 2018 Cuba Havana, Cuba 17 years, 105 days [5]
Shot put (5 kg) 22.00 m Adrian Piperi  United States 15 July 2015 World Youth Championships Colombia Cali, Colombia 16 years, 176 days [6]
Shot put (6 kg) 20.62 m Adrian Piperi  United States 19 July 2016 World Junior Championships Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland 17 years, 181 days [7]
Discus throw (1.5 kg) 64.03 m Jeff Buckey  United States 4 November 1991 United States Bakersfield, United States 16 years, 247 days
Discus throw (1.750 kg) 57.69 m Matt Kosecki  United States 22 June 2008 United States Columbus, United States 17 years, 167 days
Hammer throw (5 kg) 80.39 m Conor McCullough  United States 1 June 2008 United States Norwalk, United States 17 years, 122 days
Hammer throw (6 kg) 75.88 m Conor McCullough  United States 12 July 2008 Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland 17 years, 163 days
Hammer throw (7.26 kg) 64.28 m Walter Henning  United States 20 June 2006 United States Uniondale, United States 17 years, 147 days
Javelin throw (700g) 76.88 m Devin Bogert  United States 22 August 2010 Youth Olympic Games Singapore Singapore 17 years, 87 days
Javelin throw (800 g) 68.30 m Kaleb Zuidema  United States 5 May 2010 United States Glen Rock, United States 17 years, 199 days
Octathlon 6482 pts Yordanis García  Cuba 13–14 July 2005 Morocco Marrakesh, Morocco 16 years, 235 days
11.24 (100 m), 6.86 m (long jump), 16.39 m (shot put), 51.35 (400 m) /
14.11 (110 m hurdles), 1.95 m (high jump), 65.76 m (javelin), 2:54.19 (1000 m)
10000 m walk (track)
4 × 100 m relay 40.03 Winston Smith
Michael Frater
Davaon Spence
Omar Brown
 Jamaica 18 July 1999 World Youth Championships Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland 16 years, 238 days
16 years, 285 days


17 years, 27 days
4 × 400 m relay

Girls[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref Video
100 m 10.98 (+2.0 m/s) Candace Hill  United States 20 June 2015 Brooks PR Invitational United States Shoreline, United States 16 years, 130 days [8]
200 m 22.43 (−0.7 m/s) Candace Hill  United States 19 July 2015 World Youth Championships Colombia Cali, Colombia 16 years, 158 days [9]
400 m
800 m
1500 m
Mile
3000 m
5000 m
10000 m
100 m hurdles (76.2 cm) 12.89 (+1.5 m/s) Ackera Nugent  Jamaica 2 February 2019 Youngster Goldsmith Classic Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica 16 years, 279 days [10]
100 m hurdles (83.8 cm) 12.84 (+1.2 m/s) Tia Jones  United States 25 June 2016 United States Junior Championships United States Clovis, United States 15 years, 291 days [11]
300 m hurdles 40.10 Ebony Collins  United States 4 June 2005 United States Sacramento, United States 16 years, 85 days
400 m hurdles 54.15 Sydney McLaughlin  United States 10 July 2016 United States Olympic Trials United States Eugene, United States 16 years, 338 days [12]
3000 m steeplechase
High jump 1.96 m Vashti Cunningham  United States 1 August 2015 Pan American Junior Championships Canada Edmonton, Canada 17 years, 195 days [13]
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump
Shot put
Discus throw
Hammer throw
Javelin throw (500 g) 65.44 m Marisleisys Duarthe  Cuba 25 May 2017 Barrientos Memorial Cuba Havana, Cuba 16 years, 250 days [14]
Javelin throw
Heptathlon
100m H (wind) High jump Shot put 200m (wind) Long jump (wind) Javelin 800m
10000 m walk (track)
10 km walk (road)
4 × 100 m relay
4 × 400 m relay
Medley relay 2:03.42 Christania Williams
Shericka Jackson
Chrisann Gordon
Olivia James
 Jamaica 10 July 2011 World Youth Championships France Lille, France [15][16] [1]

Indoor[edit]

Boys[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
50 m 5.81 Jeremy Rankin  United States 11 March 2007 United States Landover, United States 16 years, 169 days
60 m 6.67 A Jeremy Rankin  United States 16 February 2007 United States Golden, United States 16 years, 146 days
200 m
300 m 32.87 Tyrese Cooper  United States 4 February 2017 Armory Track Invitational United States New York City, United States 16 years, 320 days [17]
400 m 46.01 Tyrese Cooper  United States 10 February 2017 Tyson Invitational United States Fayetteville, United States 16 years, 326 days [18]
800 m
1000 m
1500 m
Mile 4:07.87 Alan Webb  United States 12 March 2000 United States Bloomington, United States 17 years, 59 days
3000 m
5000 m
50 m hurdles
(99/100 cm)
6.69 Wayne Davis  United States 11 March 2007 United States Landover, United States 15 years, 201 days
60 m hurdles (91.4 cm)
60 m hurdles (99/100 cm) 7.62 Wayne Davis  United States 16 March 2008 United States Landover, United States 16 years, 207 days
High jump
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump
Shot put
Heptathlon
(60 m), (long jump), (shot put), (high jump) / (60 m hurdles), (pole vault), (1000 m)
5000 m walk
4 × 200 m relay 1:26.09 Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Isaiah Green
Vincent Joseph
Travon Patterson
Bryshon Nellum
 United States 13 March 2005 National Scholastic Indoor Championships United States New York City, United States 15 years, 215 days
17 years, 52 days
16 years, 174 days
15 years, 316 days
[19][20]
4 × 400 m relay 3:23.04 Zebulon B. Vance TC, Charlotte
Lamar Johnson
Erin Jenkins
Cameron Tate
Jarrett Samuels
 United States 14 March 2010 Nike Indoor Nationals United States Boston, United States [21]

Girls[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
50 m 6.28 Victoria Jordan  United States 11 March 2007 United States Landover, Maryland, United States 17 years, 13 days
60 m 7.24 Victoria Jordan  United States 10 February 2007 United States Houston, United States 16 years, 349 days
200 m
400 m 51.84 Sydney McLaughlin  United States 13 March 2016 New Balance Nationals United States New York City, United States 16 years, 219 days [22]
600 m 1:23.57 Athing Mu  United States 24 February 2019 USA Championships United States Staten Island, United States 16 years, 261 days [23]
800 m 2:01.8 (ht) Mary Decker  United States 17 February 1974 United States San Diego, United States 15 years, 197 days
1500 m 4:11.72+ Mary C. Cain  United States 16 February 2013 Millrose Games United States New York, United States 16 years, 289 days [24]
Mile 4:28.25 Mary C. Cain  United States 16 February 2013 Millrose Games United States New York, United States 16 years, 289 days [25]
3000 m
5000 m 16:37.50 Stephanie Jenks  United States 14 March 2014 New Balance Nationals Indoor United States New York City, United States 16 years, 209 days [26]
50 m hurdles (84 cm) 6.95 Candy Young  United States 3 February 1979 Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 16 years, 258 days
60 m hurdles (76.2 cm)
60 m hurdles (84 cm) 8.17 A Dior Hall  United States 9 February 2013 CSM Twilight Collegiate Open United States Golden, United States 17 years, 38 days [27]
8.17 Sydney McLaughlin  United States 15 March 2015 New Balance Nationals United States New York City, United States 15 years, 218 days [28]
High jump
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump
Shot put
Pentathlon
(60 m hurdles), (high jump), (shot put), (long jump), (800 m)
3000 m walk
4 × 400 m relay 3:46.31 Motor City TC
Johnyce Powell
Carlita Taylor
Jayla Fleming
Anna Jefferson
 United States 16 March 2014 New Balance Nationals Indoor United States New York City, United States 17 years, 74 days
15 years, 74 days
17 years, 74 days
16 years, 74 days
[29]

References[edit]

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