TORONTO, Canada – Trinidad and Tobago’s Kyle Greaux clocked 20.11s, a new Championships record, to surprise home favourite Aaron Brown, 20.20 on Sunday’s (12 Aug) final day of the NACAC Championships.
Kyron McMaster of British Virgin Islands was another top former on the final day. He trailed Jamaica’s Annsert Whyte over the last hurdle but finished strong to win in 48.18s. Whyte got second in 48.91s.
In women 200m, Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson clocked 22.64s to beat Crystal Emmanuel of Canada, 22.67 and 400m World champion Phyllis Francis, 22.91.
Jamaica’s World leader Fedrick Dacres won the discus with 68.47m over his teammate Travis Smikle, 65.46m.
Shanieka Ricketts added another gold for Jamaica in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 14.25m to beat American Tori Franklin 14.09m.
Top quality 400m hurdles showdown between American winner Shamier Little, 53.32 (2nd fastest of 2018 in the World) and Jamaica’s Janieve Russell, 53.81s.
American Marquis Dendy, 8.29m beat Jamaicans Tajay Gayle, 8.24m and Ramone Bailey, 8.09m.
In throws, US wins for Maggie Ewen 18.22m shot put and Ariana Ince 59.59m in the javelin.
Other US winners were Iziac Yorks 3:51.85 in the 1500m, Andy Bayer 8:28.55 steeple and Scott Houston 5.45m pole vault.
In the relays, The USA won three out of four, men 4x400m 3:00.60 clearly over Bahamas 3:03.80, women’s 4x100m 42.50 to beat Jamaica 43.33 and 3:26.08 in the women’s 4x400m over Jamaica 3:27.25.
The men’s 4x100m went to Canada in 38.56 ahead of Barbados 38.69.