BELIZE CITY, Wed. Oct. 16, 2019– Five (5) athletes from the Belize Association of Masters Athletics (BAMA) returned home on Monday, after performing very well at the XXII Campeonato Centroamericano de Atletismo Master (CCAM) in Guatemala City, October 11-13, at the Estadio Nacional Doroteo Guamuch Flores.
Some five hundred (500) athletes attended the event from the seven (7) Central American countries – Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize – as well as from invited countries – Aruba, Curacao, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.
The BAMA team, consisting of 2 women and 3 men, gained a total of sixteen (16) medals – ten (10) Gold, four (4) Silver, and two (2) Bronze – in their respective categories as follows:
Philip Andrewin (M70) regained CCAM Sprint Championship with 100m Gold and 200m Gold, along with High Jump Gold, Long Jump Gold, and Shot Put Bronze.
Tricia Flores (F35), Belizean track and field superstar, entered the Masters for the first time and became the CCAM F35 Sprint Champion with 100m Gold and 200m Gold. Tricia also got Long Jump Gold and set New Record, Triple Jump Gold and set New Record.
Liesje Barrow – Chung (F40), budding track and field star, entered the Masters for the first time and achieved 100m Silver and 200 m 4th Place.
Fred Evans (M70), venerable masters athlete who has set numerous ‘Marcas Centroamericas’ in Discus, Javelin, and Shot Put, performed injured, but still achieved Javelin Gold, Discus Silver, and Shot Put Silver.
Lawrence Craig (M60), veteran masters athlete who has gathered numerous CCAM medals, achieved Triple Jump Gold, Long Jump Silver, and Shot Put Bronze.
BAMA President, Mr. Elston Shaw noted that the medal count “is the most attained since we started participating in the games. The association hopes that more master athletes will attend the games next year.”