Sports — 27 June 2014

Belizean athletes compete at Central American Senior Championships in Honduras

Returning to Belize today was a delegation of the Belize Athletics Association (BAA) who represented Belize at the XXV Central American Senior Championships hosted in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, over the weekend from Friday June 20 – Sunday, June 22.

A total of 14 persons, 10 athletes and 4 officials, reportedly attended the meet, which was also a qualifier for the Central American and Caribbean Games to be hosted in Veracruz, Mexico in November of this year. (12 athletes were scheduled to travel, but 2 failed to show up.)

The team returned with 10 medals – 1 Gold, 6 Silver, and 3 Bronze.

In the Female category, Katy Sealy won Gold in the Hepathlon , totaling 4,537 points; Alexia Neal earned Silver in both 100m Hurdles and 400m Hurdles (1:05:29); Gloria Serano got Bronze in Shotput; and Ajahney Carr received Bronze in the 400m.

For the males, Brandon Jones garnered 3 Silver medals for the 200m, Long Jump (7.19m) and Triple Jump; Kenneth Medwood also got Silver in 400m Hurdles (51:16); and the 4x100m Relay team of Mark Anderson, Brandon Jones, Jervis Myvett and Kenneth Brackett settled for the Bronze.

Information was provided by Deon Sutherland of the BAA, who expressed appreciation to the National Olympic Committee, Belize Telemedia, Allied Athletic Club and Caribbean Shipping Agencies for making the trip possible.

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