D'Andre Anderson Secures Gold in Men's U23 400m at NACAC Championships!
D'Andre Anderson Secures Gold in Men's U23 400m at NACAC Championships!

Jamaicans D’Andre Anderson, Daniel Wright, and Chavez Penn were winners on Saturday’s (22 Jul) second day of the NACAC U18 and U23 Championships at Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rico.

Daniel Wright ran 13.31 to beat his teammate Kahiem Carby (13.34) as Jamaica took 1-2 in the U18 men’s 110m hurdles final. Yander Luis Herrera Machin of Cuba took bronze in 13.41.

D’Andre Anderson won the men’s U23 400m gold in 45.56, ahead of Barbados’ Kyle Gale (45.80) and American William Jones (49.95).

Chavez Penn won the men’s U18 high jump with a clearance of 2.10m. Andrew Stone of the Cayman Islands was second with 2.07m.

Joshua Wint of Jamaica ran 48.68 for second place behind Zion Miller of the Bahamas, who finished with 48.08 in the U18 men’s 400m final.

Shanna Kay Anderson picked up bronze in the U23 women’s 400m final, running 52.27 seconds, to finish behind American pair Jermaisha Arnold (50.68) and Ziyah Holman (50.95).

Jaheem Hayles of Jamaica ran 13.73 to take bronze in the men’s 110m hurdles. Connor Schulman of the United States won the event in 13.40, ahead of Antoine Andrews of the Bahamas (13.57).

Crystal Morrison of Jamaica pocketed silver in the women’s 100m hurdles, running 12.81, to finish behind American Rayniah Jones (12.78).

Jordan Turner, with a leap of 7.82m, took bronze in the men’s U23 long jump. He was beaten by American pair Malcolm Clemons (8.21m) and Jeremiah Davis (8.10m).

In the sprint relays, Jamaica missed the U18 girls’ event but won the men’s U23 final in 39.04. They finished second in the U18 men’s final, running 41.18, behind Trinidad and Tobago, who clocked 41.14.
Jamaica also picked up silver in the U23 women’s final, crossing the line in 43.80, to Team USA, which included Mia Brahe-Pedersen (42.74).

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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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