2007 NACAC Championships in Athletics
The 2007 North American, Central American and Caribbean Championships was a regional track and field competition held at the Flor Blanca National Stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, from July 13–15, 2007. It was the inaugural edition of a senior track and field championship for the NACAC region. A total of forty-three events were contested, 22 by male and 21 by female athletes.
|I NACAC Championships|
Logo for the 2007 NACAC Championships
|Host city||San Salvador,|
|Date(s)||July 13–15, 2007|
|Main stadium||Flor Blanca National Stadium|
|Participation||275 athletes from |
The championships served as preparation for the 2007 Pan American Games, held later that month, for many of the senior athletes. Canada and Cuba, two of the region's strongest countries in the sport, did not send a delegation to participate. One further event—the women's 10,000 metres—was initially scheduled for the championships, but was subsequently not held in San Salvador.
The United States sent the largest contingent to the competition and, although many were developmental athletes, Americans dominated the competition, winning twenty-eight of the events and fifteen minor medals for a total of 43. Mexico were the next best performers, claiming four golds, fourteen silvers and two bronze medals. Trinidad and Tobago took three golds in their eleven medal haul, while the hosts El Salvador also won three events.
Mary Jayne Harrelson completed an 800/1500 metres double win. Americans Calvin Smith Jr. and Debbie Dunn took the 400 metres individual titles, before going on the help the relay teams to another gold. Cristina López of El Salvador won the 10 km walk title and went on to win Pan American gold later that month. The NACAC high jump silver medallist Romary Rifka improved to the gold at that tournament.
- For full event details see 2007 NACAC Championships – Results.
|100 metres||Richard Thompson (TRI)||10.322||Monzavous Edwards (USA)||10.327||Abidemi Omole (USA)||10.34|
|200 metres||Jordan Vaden (USA)||20.17||Michael Mitchell (USA)||20.48||Chris Lloyd (DMA)||20.73|
|400 metres||Calvin Smith Jr. (USA)||45.52||Arismendy Peguero (DOM)||45.63||Nery Brenes (CRC)||46.00|
|800 metres||Golden Coachman (USA)||1:49.01||Pablo Solares (MEX)||1:49.28||Moise Joseph (HAI)||1:50.25|
|1500 metres||Pablo Solares (MEX)||3:45.29||Isaías Haro (MEX)||3:48.53||Luis Soto (PUR)||3:49.69|
|5000 metres||Ben Bruce (USA)||14:27.90||Julio Perez (MEX)||14:29.45||Jose Garcia (GUA)||14.33.31|
|10,000 metres||Julio Perez (MEX)||29.38.31||Jose Garcia (GUA)||29.42.11||Only two competitors|
|110 m hurdles||Dexter Faulk (USA)||13.35||Decosma Wright (JAM)||13.67||Linnie Yarbrough (USA)||13.70|
|400 m hurdles||LaRon Bennett (USA)||48.76||Jonathan Williams (BLZ)||48.88||Javier Culson (PUR)||49.31|
|3000 m steeplechase||Michael Spence (USA)||8.39.51||Josafat Gonzalez (MEX)||8.43.08||Ben Bruce (USA)||8.56.09|
|4 × 100 m relay|| United States (USA)
|38.99|| Jamaica (JAM)
|39.77|| Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
|4 × 400 m relay|| United States (USA)
Calvin Smith Jr.
|3:02.78|| Jamaica (JAM)
|3:04.32|| Dominican Republic (DOM)
|20 km track walk||Walter Sandoval (ESA)||1:28.29||David Mejia (MEX)||1:28.51||Allan Segura (CRC)||1:29.50|
|High jump||Adam Shunk (USA)||2.23 m||Gerardo Martínez (MEX)||2.21 m||Julio Luciano (DOM)||2.17 m|
|Pole vault||José Montano (MEX)||5.15 m||Cristian Sanchez (MEX)||4.80 m||Jeremy Scott (USA)||4.80 m|
|Long jump||Carlos Jorge (DOM)||7.89 m||Tyrone Harris (USA)||7.83 m||Le Juan Simon (TRI)||7.71 m|
|Triple jump||Marc Kellman (USA)||16.50 m||Allen Simms (PUR)||16.37 m||Le Juan Simon (TRI)||15.72 m|
|Shot put||Rubin Williams (USA)||18.43 m||Tyron Benjamin (DMA)||16.81 m||Jorge Castro (GUA)||13.91 m|
|Discus throw||Nick Petrucci (USA)||56.17 m||Adonson Shallow (VIN)||52.39 m||Jesús Sánchez (MEX)||50.15 m|
|Hammer throw||Jake Freeman (USA)||70.32 m||Luis Saavedra (MEX)||62.62 m||Roberto Sawyers (CRC)||61.98 m|
|Javelin throw||Justin St. Clair (USA)||73.16 m||Darwin Garcia (DOM)||69.64 m||Rigoberto Calderón (NIC)||66.50 m|
|Decathlon||Darwin Colón (HON)||6330 pts||Adolphus Jones (SKN)||6092 pts||Only two competitors|
|3||Trinidad and Tobago||3||3||5||11|
|7||Saint Kitts and Nevis||1||1||1||3|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||0||1||1||2|
|Totals (18 nations)||43||43||40||126|
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