EUGENE, OR - JUNE 09, 2016 - Kali Davis-White during the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR. Photo by Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics

SAN SALVADOR – Jamaica ended the 2016 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships with four gold, four silver and one bronze medals on Sunday (17 July).

United States of America topped the medal standing with 25 gold, 26 silver and 11 bronze medals while Canada ended third with 4-2-9 as 15 countries in total got medals.

On Sunday’s final day, new entrant to Jamaica’s track and field, Kali Davis-White was the clear winner in the women’s 200m. She ran 22.66 to beat Cuban, Arialis J Gandulla, 23.36 and Robin Reynolds of USA, 23.40 (+2.6m/s wind).

USA won the men’s 4x400m by clocking the fastest time of the year by a national team, 3:00.89 to beat Jamaica with Twaine Crooks, Martin Manley, Keeno Burrell and 400m champion Nathon Allen, 3:04.11 and Bahamas, 3:04.74. The Bahamas quartet was Maverick Bowleg, Ashley Riley, Janeko Cartwright and Stephen Newbold.
USA also won the women’s mile relay in 3:28.45.

Jamaica with Sonikqua Walker, Dawnalee Lonely, Samantha James and 400m champion, Chrisann Gordon, finished second in 3:32.06.

In the 400m hurdles, Americans Kiah Seymour, 56.19 and Khalifah Rosser, 49.25 topped their respective finals.
In the women’s long jump, Quanesha Burks 6.74m (-1.0m/s) beat Akela Jones of Barbados, 6.74m (-1.6m/s).

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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