Central American & Caribbean Games — McMaster Hurdles 47.60

Kyron McMaster missed his PR by just 0.04 in his fast CAC win. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI/THE SPORTING IMAGE)

Baranquilla, Colombia, July 29-August 02—The men’s 400 hurdles had two big breakthrough performers last year, Karsten Warholm and Kyron McMaster. The Norwegian, of course, went on to be the world champion, whereas the British Virgin Islander was DQed for a lane violation in the heats. But McMaster then won the Diamond League Final and ended up as the year’s only sub-48 performer.

Fast forward to this year and McMaster, now 21, faced a difficult situation, his coach Dag Samuels having been killed by Hurricane Irma last fall. McMaster debuted by winning the Commonwealth gold, then took 3rd in the Doha DL before being forced to the sidelines for several weeks with a hip flexor problem. He bounced back with a 47.54 in Paris and now has scared that national record with a 47.60 win in the CAC (Central American & Caribbean Games).

The success, said McMaster was his way of honouring his small country. “Today was really more about the country. It is my contribution, but nothing to do with me personally,” he explained. “I just wanted to come out and run for the country. I am learning a lot with my new coach. We are just combining, mixing and playing with new things. The Games represents the area where we grew up, our beginnings, our heritage.”


CAC MEN’S MEDALISTS

Barranquilla, Colombia, July 29-August 2—

100(1.7): 1. Nesta Carter (Jam) 10.07; 2. Jason Rogers (StK) 10.15; 3. Cejhae Greene (Ant) 10.16.

200(0.9): 1. Bernardo Baloyes (Col) 20.13; 2. Alonso Edward (Pan) 20.17; 3. Kyle Greaux (Tri) 20.26.

400: 1. Luguelín Santos (DR) 44.59; 2. Yoandys Lescay (Cub) 45.38; 3. Nery Brenes (CR) 45.61.

800: 1. Jesús López (Mex) 1:45.2; 2. Ryan Sánchez (PR) 1:46.3; 3. Wesley Vázquez (PR) 1:46.6.

1500: 1. Daniel Estrada (Mex) 3:56.57; 2. Jose Rodriguez (Mex) 3:56.70; 3. Carlos Sanmartin (Col) 3:56.78.

St: 1. Gerad Giraldo (Col) 8:44.51; 2. Ricardo Estremera (PR) 8:46.24; 3. Andrés Camargo (Col) 8:50.66.

5000: 1. Mauricio González (Col) 13:53.40; 2. Mario Pacay (Gua) 13:56.30; 3. Victor Montañez (Mex) 14:05.87.

10,000: 1. Juan Barrios (Mex) 30:07.49; 2. Mario Pacay (Gua) 30:09.79; 3. Ivan Gonzalez (Col) 30:15.23.

110H(1.4): 1. Shane Brathwaite (Bar) 13.38; 2. Ruebin Walters (Tri) 13.57; 3. Roger V. Iribarne (Cub) 13.58.

400H: 1. Kyron McMaster (BVI) 47.60; 2. Annsert Whyte (Jam) 48.50; 3. Juander Santos (DR) 48.77.

Mar: 1. Jeisson Alexander Suarez (Col) 2:29:54; 2. Daniel Vargas (Mex) 2:30:30; 3. Williams Julajuj (Gua) 2:31:42.

20W: 1. Eider Arévalo (Col) 1:26:42; 2. Manuel Soto (Col) 1:26:59; 3. Erick Barrondo (Gua) 1:27:17.

50W: 1. José Ojeda (Mex) 4:02:45; 2. Jorge Ruiz (Col) 4:05:28; 3. José Montaña (Col) 4:08:10.

4 x 100: 1. Barbados 38.41 (Shane Brathwaite, Mario Burke, Burkheart Ellis, Jaquone Hoyte); 2. Dominican Republic 38.71; 3. Jamaica 38.79.

4 x 400: 1. Cuba 3:03.87 (Adrian Chacón, Yoandys Lescay, Raydel Rojas, Leandro Zamora); 2. Dominican Republic 3:03.92; 3. Colombia 3:04.35.

Field Events

HJ: 1. Donald Thomas (Bah) 7-5¾ (2.28); 2. Eure Yañez (Ven) 7-5¾; 3. Jermaine Francis (StK) 7-5¾.

PV: 1. tie, Lázaro Borges (Cub) & Walter Viáfara (Col) 17-4½ (5.30); 3. Eduardo Nápoles (Cub) 17-¾ (5.20).

LJ: 1. Ramone Bailey (Jam) 26-5¾ (8.07); 2. Tyrone Smith (Ber) 26-4¼ (8.03); 3. Andwuelle Wright (Tri) 26-¾ (7.94) (0.3).

TJ: 1. Cristian Nápoles (Cub) 56-10¾ (17.34) (56-10¾, 56-½, 56-½, 55-0, p, 50-10¼) (17.34, 17.08, 17.08, 16.76, p, 15.50);

2. Jordan A. Díaz (Cub) 56-8¾w (17.29) (56-2¾w, 56-8, 56-8¾w, f, 56-1¾, 56-½) (17.14w, 17.27, 17.29w, f, 17.11, 17.08);

3. Miguel Van Assen (Sur) 55-7¾ (16.96).

SP: 1. O’Dayne Richards (Jam) 68-11¾ (21.02); 2. Ashinia Miller (Jam) 66-3 (20.19); 3. Eldred Henry (BVI) 66-2½ (20.18).

DT: 1. Mauricio Ortega (Col) 217-6 (66.30); 2. Jorge Fernández (Cub) 214-1 (65.27); 3. Travis Smikle (Jam) 212-2 (64.68).

HT: 1. Diego Del Real (Mex) 245-10 (74.95); 2. Reinier Mejías (Cub) 240-5 (73.28); 3. Roberto Janet (Cub) 239-10 (73.11).

JT: 1. Keshorn Walcott (Tri) 277-1 (84.47); 2. Anderson Peters (Grn) 268-4 (81.80); 3. David Carreón (Mex) 250-2 (76.27).

Dec: 1. Leonel Suárez (Cub) 8026 (11.17, 23-5¼/7.14, 45-5/13.84, 6-8¾/2.05, 50.53, 14.57, 146-9/44.72,15-5/4.70, 210-0/64.00, 4:34.21); 2. José Lemos (Col) 7913; 3. Briander Rivero (Cub) 7858.

CAC WOMEN’S MEDALISTS

100(2.3): 1. Jonielle Smith (Jam) 11.04w; 2. Khalifa St. Fort (Tri) 11.15w; 3. Andrea Purica (Ven) 11.32w.

200(0.6): 1. Shashalee Forbes (Jam) 22.80; 2. Semoy Hackett (Tri) 22.95; 3. Jodean Williams (Jam) 22.96.

400: 1. Tiffany James (Jam) 52.35; 2. Fiordaliza Cofil (DR) 52.72; 3. Derri-Ann Hill (Jam) 53.30.

800: 1. Rose M. Almanza (Cub) 2:01.63; 2. Alena Brooks (Tri) 2:02.26; 3. Sonia Gaskin (Bar) 2:03.13.

1500: 1. Almanza 4:22.14; 2. Angelín Figueroa (PR) 4:22.52; 3. Rosibel García (Col) 4:23.43.

St: 1. Ana Narváez (Mex) 10:00.01; 2. Beverly Ramos (PR) 10:07.71; 3. Andrea Ferris (Pan) 10:18.92.

5000: 1. Muriel Coneo (Col) 16:13.47; 2. Ramos 16:14.04; 3. Brenda Flores (Mex) 16:16.71.

10,000: 1. Patricia Sánchez (Mex) 33:41.48; 2. Ramos 33:46.99; 3 Vianey De La Rosa (Mex) 34:10.75.

100H(1.5): 1. Andrea Vargas (CR) 12.90; 2. Vanessa Clerveaux (Hai) 13.07; 3. Jeanine Williams (Jam) 13.11.

400H: 1. Ronda Whyte (Jam) 55.08; 2. Zudikey Rodríguez (Mex) 55.11; 3. Zurian Hechavarria (Cub) 55.13.

Mar: 1. Madai Perez (Mex) 2:57:55; 2. Dailin Belmonte (Cub) 2:59:09; 3. Angie Orjuela (Col) 2:59:49.

4 x 100: 1. Jamaica 43.41 (Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison, Sherone Simpson, Jonnielle Smith); 2. Trinidad 43.61; 3. Dominican Republic 43.68.

4 x 400: 1. Cuba 3:29.48 (Zurian Hechavarría, Rose M. Almanza, Gilda Casanova, Roxana Gómez); 2. Jamaica 3:30.67; 3. Colombia 3:32.61.

Field Events

HJ: 1. Levern Spencer (StL) 6-2¾ (1.90); 2. Ximena Esquivel (Mex) 6-1¼ (1.86); 3. María Fernanda Murillo (Col) 6-1¼.

PV: 1. Yarisley Silva (Cub) 15-5 (4.70); 2. Robeilys Peinado (Ven) 14-9 (4.50); 3 Lisa María Salomon (Cub) 13-5¼ (4.10).

LJ: 1. Caterine Ibargüen (Col) 22-5w (6.83) (21-6¼/6.56); 2. Chantel Malone (BVI) 21-4¾ (6.52); 3. Alysbeth Felix (Cub) 21-2w (6.45) (21-0/6.40).

TJ: 1. Ibargüen 48-11½ (14.92) (48-1¼w, 48-4½w, 48-6¼, 48-5¼w, 48-11½, f) (14.66w, 14.74w, 14.79, 14.76w, 14.92, f);

2. Yosiris Urrutia (Col) 47-6¼w (14.48) (47-5¾/14.47); 3. Liadagmis Povea (Cub) 47-4½w (14.44) (46-9/14.25).

SP: 1. Cleopatra Borel (Tri) 59-6¼ (18.14); 2. Yaniuvis López (Cub) 59-2 (18.03); 3. María Fernanda Orozco (Mex) 58-8 (17.88).

DT: 1. Yaime Pérez (Cub) 216-6 (66.00); 2. Denia Caballero (Cub) 213-7 (65.10); 3. Shaniece Love (Jam) 191-7 (58.40).

HT: 1. Rosa Rodríguez (Ven) 222-9 (67.91); 2. Elianis Despaigne (Cub) 211-3 (64.40); 3. Yaritza Martínez (Cub) 201-7 (61.44).

JT: 1. María Murillo (Col) 195-4 (59.54); 2. Coraly Ortíz (PR) 184-7 (56.27); 3. Yulenmis Aguilar (Cub) 182-5 (55.60).

Hept: 1. Yorgelis Rodríguez (Cub) 6436 (13.60w, 6-0/1.83, 46-8¼/14.23, 24.56, 20-5¼/6.23, 160-7/48.96, 2:15.50); 2. Evelis Aguilar (Col) 6285 (13.92w, 5-9¾/1.77, 44-9/13.64, 23.95, 21-2¾/6.47, 141-1/43.01, 2:16.18); 3. Luisaris Toledo (Ven) 5848. □