Jamaica won two gold medals while Bahamas, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago secured one each during Friday’s opening session of the 2019 NACAC U18 and U23 Championships in Mexico.
Sean Hewitt and Roje Stona were the Jamaican winners.
Sean Hewitt, 53.17s beat his teammate Devontie Archer, 53.18, in the men’s U18 400H while Stona threw 56.97m to take gold in the U23 discus final.
Trinidad and Tobago’s gold came in the men’s long jump, thanks to the 8.25m effort of Andwuelle Wright to beat Jamaicans Shawn-D Thompson, 8.05m and Wayne Pinnock, 7.97m.
Anthaya Charlton of Bahamas won the women’s U18 long jump final with a leap of 5.86m, beating Jamaica’s Paula-Ann Chambers, 5.76m.
Shanice Hutson of Barbados took the top spot in the women’s U18 discus throw with 42.02m.
Jamaica’s Shiann Salmon, 56.83s picked up silver in the women’s U23 400m hurdles, which went to Anna Cockrell 56.54s.
Meanwhile, Briana Williams, who was a standout at the Jamaica Trials, easily qualified for the final of the women’s U18 100m dash with 11.53s.