1997 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics

The 1997 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico between 26–28 June.

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Luis Pérez
  Cuba
10.28 Jason Shelton
  Jamaica
10.29 Carlos Villaseñor
  Mexico
10.46
200 metres Iván García
  Cuba
20.38 CR Elston Cawley
  Jamaica
20.85 Troy Douglas
  Bermuda
20.88
400 metres Danny McFarlane
  Jamaica
45.47 Linval Laird
  Jamaica
45.49 Dennis Darling
  Bahamas
46.05
800 metres Norberto Téllez
  Cuba
1:47.78 Mario Watson
  Jamaica
1:47.86 Alex Morgan
  Jamaica
1:48.57
1500 metres Héctor Torres
  Mexico
3:47.23 José López
  Venezuela
3:47.92 Terrance Armstrong
  Bermuda
3:51.92
5000 metres Herder Vásquez
  Colombia
14:07.41 Víctor Rodríguez
  Mexico
14:08.77 Juan Díaz
  Venezuela
14:22.01
10,000 metres Herder Vásquez
  Colombia
30:21.94 Jacinto López
  Colombia
30:24.21 Germán Beltrán
  Venezuela
30:27.94
Half marathon Víctor Rodríguez
  Mexico
1:07:07 Carlos Grisales
  Colombia
1:07:39 Pamenos Ballantyne
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1:08:25
110 metres hurdles Erik Batte
  Cuba
13.70w Yoel Hernández
  Cuba
13.74w Maurice Wignall
  Jamaica
13.78w
400 metres hurdles Dinsdale Morgan
  Jamaica
49.28 Kemel Thompson
  Jamaica
49.77 José Pérez
  Cuba
50.92
3000 metres steeplechase Félix Ladera
  Venezuela
8:48.85 Salvador Miranda
  Mexico
8:50.29 Néstor Nieves
  Venezuela
8:50.46
4 × 100 metres relay   Cuba 39.18   Jamaica 39.7   Bahamas 39.85
4 × 400 metres relay   Jamaica
Garth Robinson
Linval Laird
Dennis Blake
Danny McFarlane
3:01.42 CR   Cuba
Omar Mena
Jorge Crusellas
Edel Hevia
Norberto Téllez
3:04.50   Bahamas 3:09.15
20,000 m track walk Julio Martínez
  Guatemala
1:26:24.40 CR Querubín Moreno
  Colombia
1:28:38.96 Alejandro López
  Mexico
1:29:08.00
High jump Gilmar Mayo
  Colombia
2.25 Julio Luciano
  Dominican Republic
2.15 Fred Valentin
  Martinique
2.10
Pole vault Alberto Manzano
  Cuba
5.40 Edgar Díaz
  Puerto Rico
5.30 Jorge Tienda
  Mexico
4.90
Long jump Iván Pedroso
  Cuba
8.54w Jaime Jefferson
  Cuba
8.01w Craig Hepburn
  Bahamas
7.93w
Triple jump Jérôme Romain
  Dominica
17.53w Yoel García
  Cuba
17.28w Brian Wellman
  Bermuda
17.03w
Shot put Yojer Medina
  Venezuela
18.11 José Rosario
  Puerto Rico
17.49 Yosvany Obregón
  Cuba
17.16
Discus throw Alexis Elizalde
  Cuba
64.28 Jean-Claude Retel
  Guadeloupe
58.18 Frank Casañas
  Cuba
55.32
Hammer throw Alberto Sánchez
  Cuba
72.10 Yosvany Suárez
  Cuba
69.90 Guillermo Guzmán
  Mexico
67.10
Javelin throw Emetrio González
  Cuba
81.66 CR Isbel Luaces
  Cuba
73.80 Daniel Alonzo
  Dominican Republic
65.80
Decathlon Eugenio Balanqué
  Cuba
7633 William Gallardo
  Cuba
6973 Eladio Farfán
  Venezuela
5818

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Debbie Ferguson
  Bahamas
11.29 Beverly Grant
  Jamaica
11.31 Heather Samuel
  Antigua and Barbuda
11.38
200 metres Idalmis Bonne
  Cuba
23.24 Felipa Palacios
  Colombia
23.36 Heather Samuel
  Antigua and Barbuda
23.73
400 metres Julia Duporty
  Cuba
51.96 Idalmis Bonne
  Cuba
52.01 Tonique Williams
  Bahamas
52.38
800 metres Ana Fidelia Quirot
  Cuba
1:59.01 CR Mairelín Fuentes
  Cuba
2:03.36 Dawn Williams-Sewer
  Dominica
2:03.60
1500 metres Ana Fidelia Quirot
  Cuba
4:18.00 CR Mardrea Hyman
  Jamaica
4:21.31 Yesenia Centeno
  Cuba
4:23.72
5000 metres Susana A. Díaz
  Mexico
16:31.87 CR Sonia Betancourt
  Mexico
17:02.95 Evelyn Rojas
  Costa Rica
17:48.59
10,000 metres Stella Castro
  Colombia
34:34.67 Iglandini González
  Colombia
37:06.50 Elsa Monterroso
  Guatemala
36:57.30
Half marathon Stella Castro
  Colombia
1:17:15 Iglandini González
  Colombia
1:22:06 Maribel Burgos
  Puerto Rico
1:24:43
100 metres hurdles Aliuska López
  Cuba
13.19 Patrina Allen
  Jamaica
13.26 Andrea Blackett
  Barbados
13.44
400 metres hurdles Andrea Blackett
  Barbados
55.64 CR Daimí Pernía
  Cuba
56.14 Tanya Jarrett
  Jamaica
57.73
4 × 100 metres relay   Bahamas 44.00 CR   Colombia 44.29   Cuba 44.73
4 × 400 metres relay   Cuba
Idalmis Bonne
Julia Duporty
Odalmis Limonta
Nancy McLeon
3:29.30   Jamaica 3:32.28   Puerto Rico 3:39.07
10000 m track walk Graciela Mendoza
  Mexico
47:43.99 Oslaidis Cruz
  Cuba
48:32.09t Liliana Bermeo
  Colombia
48:50.27
High jump Niurka Lussón
  Cuba
1.81 Karen Beautle
  Jamaica
1.81 Romary Rifka
  Mexico
1.79
Pole vault Eva Vázquez
  Puerto Rico
3.25 CR Lorena Espinoza
  Mexico
3.25 Estrella Martínez
  Mexico
2.50
Long jump Nadine Caster
  Martinique
6.56 Jackie Edwards
  Bahamas
6.52 Elisa Pérez
  Dominican Republic
6.28
Triple jump Olga Cepero
  Cuba
14.14w Yamilé Aldama
  Cuba
14.12w Cherita Howard
  Barbados
12.94w
Shot put Herminia Fernández
  Cuba
17.36 Christelle Bornil
  Martinique
15.10 María Mercedes
  Dominican Republic
13.38
Discus throw Bárbara Hechevarría
  Cuba
57.42 Maritza Martén
  Cuba
57.06 Christelle Bornil
  Martinique
47.32
Hammer throw María Eugenia Villamizar
  Colombia
53.82 CR Nancy Guillén
  El Salvador
52.98 Violeta Guzmán
  Mexico
52.70
Javelin throw Osleidys Menéndez
  Cuba
63.08 Laverne Eve
  Bahamas
58.16 Sabina Moya
  Colombia
55.94
Heptathlon Zorobabelia Córdoba
  Colombia
5503 Lisa Wright
  Jamaica
5491 Osiris Pedroso
  Cuba
5210

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Puerto Rico)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Cuba (CUB)2213641
2  Colombia (COL)77216
3  Mexico (MEX)44715
4  Jamaica (JAM)312318
5  Bahamas (BAH)2248
6  Venezuela (VEN)2147
7  Puerto Rico (PUR)*1225
8  Martinique (MTQ)1124
9  Barbados (BAR)1034
10  Dominica (DMA)1012
  Guatemala (GUA)1012
12  Dominican Republic (DOM)0134
13  El Salvador (ESA)0101
  Guadeloupe (GLP)0101
15  Bermuda (BER)0033
16  Antigua and Barbuda (ATG)0022
17  Costa Rica (CRC)0011
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN)0011
Totals (18 nations)454545135


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