Shiann Salmon wins at NACAC Champs
Shiann Salmon at World U20 Championships 2018

Jamaica ended the three-day NACAC U18, U20 and U23 Championships championships with 61 medals, three less than the host Costa Rica, 64. Several of the events, however, were contested by fewer than three athletes/teams.

Jamaica won the U18 and U23 mixed relay finals.

In the U18 mixed 4x400m, Kishay Rowe, Roshawn Clarke, Oneika Brissett and Delano Kennedy carried Jamaica to victory in 3:25.27 ahead of Bahamas, 3:27.73.

The U23 mixed team of Jamaica with Shiann Salmon, Christopher Taylor, Odaine Mcpherson and Charokee Young won in 3:20.71 ahead of the Bahamas 3:41.69.

Three 200m victory for Jamaica at NACAC Age-Group Champs

Jamaica finished 1-2 in the U18 boys’ final, Alicke Cranston, 20.74 ahead of Orlando Wint, 21.10.

Alana Reid was Jamaica’s only other 200m victor. She won the U18 girls’ 200m final in 23.78 ahead of Mariandree Chacon of Guatemala, 24.06.

Camille Rutherford of Bahamas topped the U20 women 200m final in 23.42 ahead of Joella Lloyd of Antigua and Barbuda, 23.55.

Fiordaliza Cofil of the Dominican Republic took the U23 women 200m title in 23.89 ahead of Halle Hazzard of Grenada, 24.07.

Alexander Ogando of the Dominican Republic was the U23 men’s 200m winner in 20.59. He beat Jamaicans Jevaughn Powell, 20.83 and Antonio Watson, 21.03.

Bahamians Wayna McCoy21.17 and Terrence Jones, 21.18 finished 1-2 in the men’s U20 200m final.

Kavian Kerr of Jamaica leapt 7.80m to beat Miguel Aronategui Gonzalez of Panama, 6.69m for the U20 men’s long jump title.

Jamaica’s Romaine Beckford cleared 2.10m to win the U20 men high jump. Bahamian Shaun Miller, the brother of Shaunae Miller-Uibo, 2.21m to take victory in the U23 men’s high jump.

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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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