The Central Division athletes dominated the national track and field championships organized by the National Secondary Schools Sports Association and hosted by Mopan Technical High School at the Marshalleck Stadium, “La Cancha,” in Benque Viejo del Carmen on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20.
The Central athletes won the most gold medals: 27 and had the highest medal count: 17 silver and 16 bronze for a total of 60 medals. The Southern Division was second with 43 medals total, 14 gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze. The Northern Division was third with 38 medals: seven gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze. The Western division was fourth with 28 medal: 8 gold, 12 silver and 8 bronze
Ashanti Carr of Belize High School won seven medals, three golds and four silver. She won Central’s first gold with a throw of 8.27m in the junior shot put when the games began Friday evening; while Tiara Bernardez of Ecumenical High School threw 8.17m for the silver and Tahra Ushel of Our Lady of Guadalupe High school hurled 8.17m for the bronze. Ashanti won her second gold in the junior 400m on Saturday at 1:09:04, while her twin Ashonti Carr took the silver in 1:09:15, and Shasta Flowers of Belmopan Compre took the bronze in 1:16:70.
Ashanti Carr won her third gold when she anchored the Central girls team of Vicky Arriola, Adina Belisle and Zhanae Jex to win the junior 4x400m relay in 5:02:89. The southern girls: Timika Flores, Leanzi Westby, Lifhannie Palacio and Ferleen Trapp took the silver in 5:17:81, while the Western girls took the bronze in 5:77:26.
Ashonti Carr won gold in the junior 800m in 2:51:13, while CCC’s Esmeralda Zetina won the silver in 3:04:06 and ACC’s Degreah Foster claimed the bronze in 3:17:36.
G’Anne Humes of Pallotti High School won four golds. She won her first in the junior 100m in 13:07 sec, while Drew Ann Mittoo of Belmopan Comprehensive took the silver in 13:44 sec and Zhanea Jex of Edward P. Yorke High School claimed the bronze at 13:48 sec. G’Anne also leaped 4.75m to win gold in the junior long jump, while Ashanti Carr took silver with a leap of 4.04m and CCC’s Jestine Blanco claimed the bronze at 4.04m.
G’Anne won her third gold in the junior triple jump at 9.15m, while Ashanti Carr took silver at 8.97m and Marvei Palacio of Ecumenical claimed the bronze at 8.21. G’Anne won her fourth gold when she anchored the Central division girls team of Zhanae Jex, Kamesha Rosado and Deanna Cooke to win the 4x100m junior relay in 56.70 sec. Drew Ann Mittoo, Jenny Lee, Shasta and Dendra of Belmopan Comprehensive ran 1:04 for the silver and CCC’s Iris, Kofi, Shannie and Jestine ran 1:08 for the bronze.
ACC’s Shanicka Augustine won five golds. Her first was in the senior 100m in 12:73 sec, while Keandra Fernandez of Georgetown Tech took silver in 13:22 sec and Kadie Welch of Belmopan Compre ran 13:57 for the bronze. Shanicka won her second gold in the senior 200m in 28.62 secs, while Keandra Fernandez of Georgetown Tech took silver in 30.78secs and Tamika Palacio of Delille claimed the bronze in 30.89 sec. Shanicka cleared 4.88m to win her third gold in the senior long jump, while G’Anne Humes took the silver at 4.75m and CCC’s Tanya Cahueque took the bronze at 4.00m flat.
Shanicka won her fourth gold as she hopped, skipped and jumped 10.21m to win the junior triple jump, in which Ashanti Carr took silver at 9.69m and CC’s Tanya Cahueque cleared 8.46m for the bronze. Shanicka won her fifth gold when she anchored the Central girls team of Shanice Neal, Kelsey Tiabo and Chelsi Noralez to win the 4x100m relay in 59.74 secs; while Tanya Cahueque anchored the northern girls team of Celine, Isabela and Debbra to win silver in 1:00:84 for the silver and the south’s Kendra Fernandez, Tamika Palacio, Leticia and Denisha took the bronze in 1:00:93.
Central American gold medalist Jervis Myvette of E.P.Yorke won three golds; he burnt up the track in 11:06 secs to win the senior 100m, while ACC’s Auburn Rivero took the silver in 11:19 secs and Ecumenical’s Ron Martinez claimed the bronze in 11:61 secs. Myvette won his second gold in the senior 200m in 23.62 secs, while Ernest Lambey of Julian Cho won the silver in 23.71 sec and Kayle Valerio of Ecumenical High School claimed the bronze in 24.42 secs.
Jervis won a third gold when he anchored the Central boys team of Auburn Rivero, Steve Flowers and Jaylen Dawson to win 4x100m senior relay in 50:20 sec. The Belmopan Compre boys ran 51:31 secs for the silver and the Ron Martinez anchored the southern boys’ team: Emory Rubio, Kylon Martinez and Kyle Valerio who ran 51:73secs for the bronze.
TCC’s Jaryn Lino won three golds. He cleared the bar at 1.69m to win gold in the junior high jump, while Jonathan Tsen of Belize Christian Academy won silver at 1.62m and CCC’s Aaron Young claimed the bronze at 1.62m. Jaryn also won gold in the junior triple jump at 12.02m, while E.P. Yorke’s Justin Bailey cleared 11.65 for the silver and CCC’s Aaron Young leaped 11.11m for the bronze.
Jaryn won a third gold at 5.67m in the junior long jump while Jonathan Tzen of Belize Christian Academy took silver at 5.46m and CCC’s Eric Lopez hopped 5.44m for the bronze.
Jaryn also won silver in the senior triple jump at 11.82m, while Ecumenical’s Aaron Castillo of Ecumenical cleared 12:09m for the gold and and Jervis Myvette won bronze at 11.76.
Aaron also leaped 6.06m to win gold in the senior long jump, while Alex Roche of San Pedro took silver at 6.07m and Erickson Clarke of Georgetown Tech won bronze at 6.06m.
Diroune Sampson of Belize Christian Academy won three golds, his first was a throw of 12.20m in the junior shot put on Friday, while Randolph Tulsey of Toledo Community College took the silver throwing 11.08m and Gregory August of St. Ignatius High School threw 10.97m for the bronze.
Diroune won his second gold in the junior discus with a throw of 29.94m, while Gian Rivero threw 24.93 for the silver and TCC’s Randolph Tulcey threw 23.32m for the bronze. Diroune won his third gold with a throw of 30.64m in the senior discus. Daine Hewlett of Belmopan Comprehensive won a silver with a throw of 30.14m while San Pedro Gian Rivero threw 24.17m for the bronze.
Daine Hewlett won two golds. He hurled the shot 13.22m for the gold in the senior shot put, while Harvey Hudson of Corozal Community College threw 10.71 for the silver and TCC’s Randolph Tulsey threw 10.37 for the bronze.
Daine won a second gold with a throw of 41.26m in the senior javelin; while TCC’s Robin Nightingale won silver at 35.65m and Muffles’ John Ayres threw 35.04m for the bronze.
Catherine Tan of Muffles College won two golds, her first was in the junior javelin with a throw of 22.98m, while Ashanti Carr of Belize High School threw 21.64m for the silver, and Elisha Bernardez of Wesley College threw 19.96 for the bronze.
Tan won another gold in the junior discus with a throw of 18.59m, while CCC’s Zephahia’s Sutherland won silver at 18.42m and Ecumenical’s Tyra Bernardez took the bronze at 17.73m.
Tan took the silver with throw of 22.68 in the senior javelin, while Gilda Estrada of St. Catherine’s Academy threw 22.70m to win gold and Wesley’s Elisha Bernardez threw 22.25m for the bronze. Tan also won bronze in the junior high jump at 1.31m; while Kristy Terry of Wesley College won gold, clearing the bar at 1.34m; and SCA’s Deanna Cooke won silver at 1.31m.
Julia Puerto, a first former at Muffles College, won two golds, her first was in the female 3 kilometer run in 12:37:42 on Friday evening, while Ashonti Carr of Belize High School took silver in 13:04.70 and Kenya Flores of Delille Academy won bronze in 13:21.54. Julia won her second gold in the junior 1500m Saturday morning in 5:55 minutes, while Ashonti Carr of Belize High School won silver in 6:06:37 and Modesta Tzub of Julian Cho High School took the bronze in 6:30:29.
Julia won silver in the senior 1500m in 6:24 minutes, not as fast as her previous time of 5:55 in the junior race. Kenya Flores of Delille Academy won gold in 6:08 while Shameika Franklin of Ladyville Tech claimed the bronze at 6:30.
Julia also won a silver when she anchored the Northern girls’ team in the senior 4x400m relay in 5:10. The southern girls won the gold in 4:52, while the western girls claimed the bronze in 5:19.
CCC’s first-, former Kevin Valle, won two golds. His first was in the 400m in 1:00:12, while Zane Zuniga of Ecumenical won silver in 1;00:87 and TCC’s Terique Gomez claimed the bronze in 1:00:73.
Valle won his second gold in the junior 800m in 3:21, while Niccolo Rudon of E.P. Yorke took the silver in 2:23:93 and Justin Trapp of Julian Cho claimed the bronze in 2:26.
Valle also anchored the CCC boys team of Eric Martinez, Elvis Martinez and Alexander Villanueva to win silver in the 4x400m junior relay in 4:20, while Justin Trapp anchored the Southern boys team of Zane Zuniga, Vashaun Castillo and Terique Castillo to win the gold in 4:16secs. The central boys took bronze in 4:21.
Megan Longsworth of Pallotti High won gold hurling the shot 9.57m in the senior shot put, while Melanie Castillo of Delille Academy threw 8.29m for the silver and Jasmine Armstrong of Sacred Heart College threwf 8.12m for the bronze.
Jasmine Armstrong won gold in the discus with a throw of 24.93, while Megan Longsworth threw 24.32 for the silver and San Pedro’s Cynthia Xui threw 22.28 for the bronze
Shaquilla Garbutt of Wesley College flopped over the bar at 1.32m for gold in the senior high jump, while Taren Butcher of Sacred Heart cleared 1.30m for the silver, and CCC’s Tanya Cahueque took the bronze at 1.25m.
Christopher Enriquez of Belmopan Comprehensive cleared the bar at 1.76m to win gold in the senior high jump, while Roberto Aragon of Orange Walk Technical High School took silver at 1.71m, and TCC’s Trevene Moriera hopped 1.71m for the bronze.
Devanney Tillett of Georgetown Technical High School won gold in the open five kilometer run in 17:15.01 minutes, while Eric Donis of San Pedro High School took the silver in 17:17.09 and Wilhelm Leslie of Ladyville Technical High School claimed the bronze in 17:53.36.
TCC’s Ernan Caliz threw 35.11m to win gold in the junior javelin; while Randolph Tulcey won silver at 30.61m, and Amos Coleman of Wesley College threw 30.01m for the bronze.
TCC’s James Bregal won gold in the junior 100m at 11:38 sec, while Keron Young of Wesley College took the silver in 11:40secs and ACC’s Keyron Evans claimed the bronze in 11:45.
Justin Trapp of Julian Cho won gold in the junior 1500m in 4:55 minutes, while Niccolo Rudon of E.P.Yorke took the silver in 4:56 and Ashton Cleland of E.P.Yorke claimed the bronze in 4:59.
Wilhelm Leslie won gold in the senior 1500m in 4:55.77 minutes, while Eric Donis took the silver in 4:55.97 and Muffles’ Victor Tzul won the bronze in 4:59.
Drew Ann Mittoo won gold in the junior 200m in 28.73 secs, while Zhanea Jex of E.P.Yorke took silver in 29.25 and Elisha Bernardez claimed the bronze in 29.95 secs.
ACC’s Keyron Evans won the gold in the junior 200m in 23.49 secs, while Wesley’s Keeron Young took the silver in 25.23 secs and Marlon Jones of Belmopan Compre claimed the bronze in 25.54 sec.
Brenda Gutierrez of Ecumenical won gold in the senior 400m in 1:10, while Shynelle Glen of Our lady of Guadalupe High School won silver in 1:11:85, and Shameika Franklin claimed the bronze in 1:14.
Brandon Santos of San Pedro High won gold in the senior 400m in 56.72 secs, while Ajani Requena of Our Lady of Guadalupe took silver in 57.97 and Wilhelm Leslie claimed the bronze in 58.01.
Shanay Nasario of Ecumenical won the gold in the senior 800m in 2:51 minutes, while Sheronika Allen of Belmopan Compre took the silver in 2:57:50 and Britney Neal of E.P.Yorke claimed the bronze in 3:01.
Rhondre Lewis of St. John’s College won gold in the senior 800m in 2:14 minutes, while Brandon Santos took the silver in 2:15:38 and Rajeem Arzu of Ecumenical won bronze in 2:16:29.
Keron, Keyvon Evans, Sherman and Keeron Young of Central won gold in the 4x100m junior relay in 51:51secs, while James Bregal and Jaryn Lino and the southern boys ran 51:93 secs for the silver and the CCC boys ran 51.95secs for the bronze.
The Central boys won gold in the junior 4x100m relay while the southern boys took silver in 51:93secs and the northern boys from CCC took bronze in 51:95 secs.
Raheem Arzu anchored the Southern boys team of Brandon Cacho, Leonel Palacio and Devaney Tillett who won the senior 4x400m relay in 3:53 but were later disqualified for running out of the lane. Wilhelm Leslie anchored the central boys team of Hans Card, Calvin Renau and Tyrone Parchue who won the gold in 3:59 while the Western boys took silver in 4:04 and the northern boys claimed the bronze in 4:07.