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2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics

The 2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships (Spanish: XXII Campeonato CAC Atletismo) was the twenty second edition of the tournament and was held between 3 and 7 July in Havana, Cuba.

22nd Central American and Caribbean Championships
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Host cityHavana, CubaCuba
Date(s)3 – 7 July
Main stadiumEstadio Panamericano
LevelSenior
Participation422 athletes from
27 nations
Events46
Records set10 Championship records

Event summaryEdit

The host country Cuba dominated the tournament, winning the most gold, silver, and bronze medals, and finishing with a total of 53 medals. Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago were joint second with two gold, five silver and seven bronze medals. Colombia, Puerto Rico and Saint Kitts and Nevis also picked up two gold medals.

Championships records were broken in over a quarter of the athletics events, bringing a total of 11 new records. A handful of national records were also broken at the Championships.

Three athletes won double golds: Virgil Hodge won the 200 metres and 4×100 metres relay titles, Emmanuel Callender won the 100 metres then helped the Trinidad and Tobago relay team to victory, while Yudileyvis Castillo completed a 5000 and 10,000 metres double.

The 2009 edition of the Championships saw a number of nations win their first gold medal in the history of the competition. Shara Proctor took the long jump gold for Anguilla, Tahesia Harrigan won the British Virgin Islands' first gold in the 100 metres, and the Saint Kitts and Nevis relay team won the country's first ever gold medal in women's events.

A number of invitational guest athletes competed at the Championships. Although each country could only have two representatives, it could also enter additional athletes. Their performances, however, were not eligible for medals at the competition. Cuba entered a number of athletes and relay teams in this way. One such competitor, Arnie David Giralt, recorded 17.46 m in the triple jump, which was ultimately better than gold medallist Alexis Copello's best jump.[1]

RecordsEdit

 
Cuban Alexis Copello (above) took the men's triple jump gold medal establishing a new championship record.
Key
Name Event Country Record Type
Yeimer López 800 metres   Cuba 1:45.56 min CR
Ryan Brathwaite 110 metres hurdles   Barbados 13.43 s CR
Javier Culson 400 metres hurdles   Puerto Rico 48.51 s CR
José Alberto Sánchez 3000 metres steeplechase   Cuba 8:30.08 min CR
Alexis Copello Triple jump   Cuba 17.33 m CR
Guillermo Martínez Javelin throw   Cuba 82.16 m CR
Leonel Suárez Decathlon   Cuba 8654 pts CR NR
Yudileyvis Castillo 10,000 metres   Cuba 33:50.68 min CR
Tanika Liburd
Meritzer Williams
Tameka Williams
Virgil Hodge
4×100 metres relay   Saint Kitts and Nevis 43.53 s NR
Kemar Hyman
Tyrell Cuffy
David Hamil
Carlos Morgan
4×100 metres relay   Cayman Islands 39.54 s NR
Adrian Durant
Tabarie Henry
David Walters
Calvin Dascent
4×100 metres relay   United States Virgin Islands 39.89 s NR
Yarisley Silva Pole vault   Cuba 4.40 m CR
Yargelis Savigne Triple jump   Cuba 14.97 m CR
Misleydis González Shot put   Cuba 19.13 m CR
Arasay Thondike Hammer throw   Cuba 71.32 m CR
Rosa Rodríguez Hammer throw   Venezuela 69.06 m NR
Key
AR — Area record  • CR — Championship record  • NR — National record

Medal summaryEdit

For full event details see 2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics – Results

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres   Emmanuel Callander (TRI) 10.08 s PB   Lerone Clarke (JAM) 10.08 s PB   Andrew Hinds (BAR) 10.12 s
200 metres   Nickel Ashmeade (JAM) 20.54 s   Rondel Sorrillo (TRI) 20.72 s   Ramone McKenzie (JAM) 20.74 s
400 metres   William Collazo (CUB) 44.96 s   Dane Hyatt (JAM) 45.57   Arismendy Peguero (DOM) 45.62 s
800 metres   Yeimer López (CUB) 1:45.56 min CR   Andy González (CUB) 1:46.62 min   Gavyn Nero (TRI) 1:47.51 min
1500 metres   Eduar Villanueva (VEN) 3:42.23 min   Maury Surel Castillo (CUB) 3:42.49 min   José Rivera (PUR) 3:42.86 min
5000 metres   José Alberto Sánchez (CUB) 14:23.73 min   Teodoro Vega (MEX) 14:28.06 min   Denides Vélez (PUR) 14:32.92 min
10,000 metres   Liván Luque (CUB) 29:55.16 min   Henry Jaens (CUB) 30:08.76 min   Teodoro Vega (MEX) 30:13.21 min
Half marathon   Henry Jaens (CUB) 1:06:32   Liván Luque (CUB) 1:07:26   Sean Trott (BER) 1:19:16
110 metres hurdles (+2.5 m/s wind)   Dayron Robles (CUB) 13.18 s   Ryan Brathwaite (BAR) 13.31 s
(13.43 s CR in semis)
  Dayron Capetillo (CUB) 13.39 s
400 metres hurdles   Javier Culson (PUR) 48.51 s CR   Félix Sánchez (DOM) 48.85 s   Jehue Gordon (TRI) 49.45 s
3000 metres steeplechase   José Alberto Sánchez (CUB) 8:30.08 min CR   José Peña (VEN) 8:51.03 min   Osmany Calzado (CUB) 8:54.15 min
High jump   James Grayman (ATG) 2.19 m   Warner Miller (COL) 2.19 m   Yordano Glemaud (CUB) 2.16 m
Pole vault   David Díaz (PUR) 5.00 m   Natanael Semeis (DOM) 4.80 m   César González (VEN) 4.80 m
Long jump   Osbourne Moxey (BAH) 7.96 m   Carlos Morgan (CYM) 7.87 m   Rudon Bastian (BAH) 7.57 m
Triple jump   Alexis Copello (CUB) 17.33 m CR   Yoandri Betanzos (CUB) 17.24 m   Chris Hercules (TRI) 15.91 m
Shot put   Carlos Véliz (CUB) 20.10 m   Reinaldo Proenza (CUB) 18.81 m   Yojer Medina (VEN) 17.05 m
Discus throw   Jorge Fernández (CUB) 61.79 m   Yunior Lastre (CUB) 59.80 m   Jason Morgan (JAM) 57.47 m
Hammer throw   Roberto Janet (CUB) 73.80 m   Noleisis Bicet (CUB) 72.46 m   Raúl Rivera (GTM) 66.02 m
Javelin throw   Guillermo Martínez (CUB) 82.16 m CR   Dayron Márquez (COL) 78.91 m   Arley Ibargüen (COL) 75.16 m
Decathlon   Leonel Suárez (CUB) 8654 pts CR NR   Yunior Díaz (CUB) 8013 pts   Claston Bernard (JAM) 7698 pts
20 km road walk   Walter Sandoval (SLV) 1:33:10 min   Allan Segura (CRI) 1:34:58 min   Yosley Soto (PUR) 1:36:19 min
4×100 metres relay   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Rondel Sorrillo
Emmanuel Callender
Jovon Toppin
Keston Bledman
38.73 s   Jamaica (JAM)
Lerone Clarke
Kwayne Fisher
Rasheed Dwyer
Rayon Lawrence
39.31 s   Bahamas (BAH)
Adrian Griffith
Derrick Atkins
Rodney Green
Karlton Rolle
39.45 s
4×400 metres relay   Cuba (CUB)
William Collazo
Yeimer López
Omar Cisneros
Noel Ruíz
3:03.26 min   Dominican Republic (DOM)
Félix Sánchez
Arismendy Peguero
Ramón Frías
Yoel Tapia
3:03.30 min   Jamaica (JAM)
Dane Hyatt
Marvin Essor
Leford Green
Oral Thompson
3:04.09 min

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres   Tahesia Harrigan (IVB) 11.21 s   Semoy Hackett (TRI) 11.35 s   Carol Rodríguez (PUR) 11.38 s
200 metres   Virgil Hodge (SKN) 23.41 s   Roxana Díaz (CUB) 23.56 s   Reyare Thomas (TRI) 23.61 s
400 metres   Indira Terrero (CUB) 51.64 s   Norma González (COL) 51.90 s   Daisurami Bonne (CUB) 52.31 s
800 metres   Zulia Calatayud (CUB) 2:01.63 min   Pilar McShine (TRI) 2:02.79 min   Diosmely Peña (CUB) 2:03.87 min
1500 metres   Yadira Bataille (CUB) 4:23.82 min   Anayelli Navarro (MEX) 4:25.82 min   María Osorio (VEN) 4:29.83 min
5000 metres   Yudileyvis Castillo (CUB) 16:03.68 min   Yudisleidis Fuente (CUB) 16:08.63 min   Anayelli Navarro (MEX) 16:24.15 min
10,000 metres   Yudileyvis Castillo (CUB) 33:50.68 min CR   Dailín Belmonte (CUB) 36:40.32 min
Half marathon   Dailín Belmonte (CUB) 1:20:21   Yailén García (CUB) 1:21:50
100 metres hurdles   Anay Tejeda (CUB) 12.95 s   Aleesha Barber (TRI) 13.12 s   Tony Doyley (JAM) 13.13 s
400 metres hurdles   Nickiesha Wilson (JAM) 56.95 s   Yadisleidy Pedroso (CUB) 57.73 s   Nikita Tracey (JAM) 58.14 s
3000 metres steeplechase   Ángela Figueroa (COL) 10:03.44 min   Milena Pérez (CUB) 10:12.96 min   Yoslín Ocampo (CUB) 10:22.35 min
High jump   Lavern Spencer (LCA) 1.91 m   Sheree Francis (JAM) 1.88 m   Lesyaní Mayor  (CUB) 1.76 m
Pole vault   Yarisley Silva (CUB) 4.40 m CR   Dailis Caballero (CUB) 4.10 m
Long jump   Shara Proctor (AIA) 6.61 m   Rhonda Watkins (TRI) 6.47 m   Tanika Liburd  (SKN) 6.42 m
Triple jump   Yargelis Savigne (CUB) 14.97 m CR   Mabel Gay (CUB) 14.48 m   Kimberly Williams (JAM) 13.78 m
Shot put   Misleydis González (CUB) 19.13 m CR   Yaniuvis López (CUB) 18.81 m PB   Cleopatra Borel-Brown (TRI) 17.98 m
Discus throw   Yarelis Barrios (CUB) 62.10 m   Yarisley Collado (CUB) 61.33 m   María Cubillán (VEN) 55.57 m
Hammer throw   Arasay Thondike (CUB) 71.32 m CR   Rosa Rodríguez (VEN) 69.06 m NR   Johana Moreno (COL) 67.66 m
Javelin throw   Yainelis Ribeaux (CUB) 61.28 m   Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 59.68 m   Laverne Eve (BAH) 58.69 m
Heptathlon   Gretchen Quintana (CUB) 5710 pts   Yarianny Argüelles (CUB) 5669 pts   Shianne Smith (BMU) 4988 pts
10 km road walk   Yanelis Conte (CUB) 46:46 min   Leisis Rodríguez (CUB) 47:42 min   Cristina López (SLV) 49:30 min
4×100 metres relay   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)
Tanika Liburd
Meritzer Williams
Tameka Williams
Virgil Hodge
43.53 s NR   Colombia (COL)
Yomara Hinestroza
Felipa Palacios
Darlenis Obregón
Norma González
43.67 s   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Sasha Springer
Semoy Hackett
Reyare Thomas
Ayanna Hutchinson
43.75 s
4×400 metres relay   Cuba (CUB)
Roxana Díaz
Daisurami Bonne
Susana Clement
Indira Terrero
3:29.94 min   Jamaica (JAM)
Sonita Sutherland
Anastasia Le-Roy
Nickiesha Wilson
Nikita Tracey
3:34.02 min   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Karla Hope
Aleesha Barber
Melissa DeLeon
Natalie Dixon
3:35.18 min

Medal tableEdit

 
Dayron Robles' hurdles gold medal helped Cuba top the table.

  *   Host nation (Cuba)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Cuba (CUB)*2719753
2  Jamaica (JAM)25714
  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)25714
4  Colombia (COL)2327
5  Puerto Rico (PUR)2046
6  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)2013
7  Venezuela (VEN)1247
8  Bahamas (BAH)1034
9  El Salvador (ESA)1012
10  British Virgin Islands (IVB)1001
  Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)1001
  Saint Lucia (LCA)1001
13  Dominican Republic (DOM)0314
14  Mexico (MEX)0224
15  Barbados (BAR)0112
16  Antigua and Barbuda (ATG)0101
  Cayman Islands (CAY)0101
  Costa Rica (CRC)0101
19  Bermuda (BER)0022
20  Guatemala (GUA)0011
Totals (20 nations)434343129

Participating nationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2009-07-06). Culson prevails over Sanchez as six more records fall - CAC Champs Final Day Archived 2009-07-27 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-14.

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