Shericka Jackson ready for Budapest 23 after winning Oregon22 World Athletics Championships 200m title
Shericka Jackson ready for Budapest 23 after winning Oregon22 World Athletics Championships 200m title

Shericka Jackson and Shaunae Miller-Uibo are the most notable names in this weekend’s North American, Central American, and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Open Championships.

The event, set for the Grand Bahama Sports Complex in Freeport, Bahamas, will run from August 19-21. 

Shericka Jackson wins Oregon22 World Athletics Championships 200m title
EUGENE, OREGON – JULY 21: Shericka Jackson of Team Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Women’s 200m Final on day seven of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 21, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images for World Athletics)

Who will compete at the NACAC Championships?

Jamaica’s World 200m champion Jackson will be running the 100m, and Bahamas’ world 400m champion Miller-Uibo is sticking to her pet event.

World Championships women’s hammer gold medalist Brooke Andersen headlines USA’s team for NACAC Open Championships in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Kara Winger, who won the javelin silver in Eugeneand hammer bronze medalist Janee Kassanavoid are also in Team USA’s squad. 

Shane Brathwaite, who won silver for Barbados at the Commonwealth Games, will be in the men’s 110m hurdles.

Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles champion Kyron McMaster is the man to beat in the one-lap obstacle.

Jamaica’s former world long jump champion Tajay Gayle will also be in action. Fedrick Dacres, who won silver at the Doha 2019 World Championships, will be in the discus.

Jamaica’s Christopher Taylor, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Oregon22 will contest the men’s 400m. Machel Cedenio of Trinidad and Tobago will return to run the 4x400m.

Eugene relay gold medalists Bryce DeadmonJaide Stepter, and Kaylin Whitney will also add strength to Team USA.

NACAC’s competition/technical director Mike Serralto said over 400 have entered to compete this weekend.

Team US has 80 competitors that account for the most significant number of athletes, followed by Canada and Jamaica. The Bahamas has some 40 competitors.

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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