Tyquendo Tracey is the 2018 NACAC Championships men's 100m winner
Tyquendo Tracey is the 2018 NACAC Championships men's 100m winner

Tyquendo Tracey was Jamaica’s biggest earner from the recently held NACAC Championships in Toronto, Canada (Aug 10-12).

According to NACAC Championships prize structure, CA$2,000, $1,000 and $350 goes in that order to the top three finishers per event.

Also, Puma selected five events to pay bonuses. These Premier events are Men’s and Women’s 100m, Men’s and Women’s 4x100m, Women’s Pole Vault for $6,000, $3,000 and $1,000.

Tracey, who won the men’s 100m dash in 10.03, a new championship record, take home a total of CA$8,000.

Jonielle Smith 2nd best earner at NACAC Championships

Jonielle Smith, the silver medal winner in the women’s 100m, was the second best paid Jamaican athlete.
She took $1,000 from NACAC and Puma’s bonus of $3,000 for a $4,000 payday.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jura Levy, Jodean Williams and Shericka Jackson will share $5,000 for their second place finish in the women’s 4x100m.
Jackson also pocketed $2,000 for winning the women’s 200m.

Demish Gaye (400m), Fedrick Dacres (discus), Hansle Parchment (110m hurdles), Shanieka Ricketts (triple jump) and Stephenie-Ann McPherson (400m) were other Jamaicans to take home $2,000 for winning their events.

BVI’s Kyron McMaster (400m hurdles), Kyle Greaux of Trinidad and Tobago (200m), St. Lucian Levern Spencer (high jump) and Anderson Peters of Grenada (javelin) were also $2,000 richer.

Greaux will also share his team’s 4x100m bronze medal success, which came with $2,000.

The women’s 100m champion Jenna Prandini was the meet’s biggest earner with $8,000 plus a share of USA’s 4x100m gold medal success, which brought in another $10,500.

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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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