39 medals for Jamaica as NACAC U18 and U23 championships concludes

By July 08, 2019

Jamaica added 20 medals including nine more gold medals from their day-one output to conclude the 2019 NACAC U18 and U23 Championships in Mexico with 39 medals to finish third behind Mexico’s 63 and the United States’ 56 medals.

The USA topped the standings by virtue of their 27 gold medals to Mexico’s 19. Jamaica finished with 18 gold medals.

The Bahamas with eight medals including three gold finished fifth, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago who won seven medals, and Barbados six.

Cuba, three medals, Grenada three medals and Bermuda, two medals complete the top 10 in the standings.

Jamaica won three gold medals on Sunday’s final day in the U18 triple jump and 200m, and the u23 mixed 4x400m relay.

Jordan Turner’s 14.52m triple jump was good enough to win the U18 triple jump over Nathan Crawford-Wallis of Barbados 14.45m and Alfredo Maldonado of Mexico 13.86m.

Danielle Spencer won the silver medal in the triple jump with a mark of 13.24m. She proved not to be a match for the Cuban gold medallist Davisleydis Velazco, who uncorked a 13.94m effort for the win.

Charisma Taylor of the Bahamas took the bronze with 13.22m.

Rajay Morris won the 200m in a new championship record of 20.82s. Darian Clarke of Barbados won the silver medal after he crossed the finish line in 21.18s, just edging out Mexico’s Gerardo Lomeli (21.19) who picked up the bronze.

Meanwhile, a mixed 4x400m relay team of Terry Thomas,  Shian Salmon, Martin Manley and Roneisha McGregor won the gold in 3:16.99 over the USA 3:17.74 and Canada 3:22.43, who were second and third respectively.

The U18 team of Deandre Watkin, Daniella Deer, Kenya Thompson, and Devontie Archer won the silver in 3:28.14 after finishing second to the Trinidad and Tobago quartet of Jesaiah Jones, Rae-Anne Serville, Taejha Badal and Saeed Pompey who clocked 3:26.49.

Canada (3:29.86) won the bronze medal.

The U23 200m title went to the Bahamas’ Samson Colebrooke who won in 20.58s ahead of Jerrod Elcock of Trinidad and Tobago (20.65) and Micaiah Harris of the United States (20.74) who won the bronze.

Shaniqua Bascombe of Trinidad and Tobago ran 24.00 to claim the gold medal in the U18 200m. Canada’s Jillian Catton took the silver in 24.37 while Bermuda’s Caitlyn Bobb (24.53) claimed the bronze medal.


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