The second day of the NACAC Championship was really filled with emotions.
During today’s session we were able to enjoy great throws on three different events: Women’s Hammer Throw, Women’s Shot Put and Men’s Javelin Throw. The competition took place during the afternoon and it had surprises for everyone.
The first event was the Hammer for the ladies. There were three athletes that had reached the 72 meters mark during the 2015 season, Amber Campbell, Deanna Price and Yirisleydis Ford. Amber took the lead in the first throw and she was able to improve on round 2 and 3 to get the title for USA with a competition record of 72.41. The previous record belong to Jessica Cosby, USA with 65.15m 7/13/2007.
Women's Hammer Throw 1 Amber Campbell United States 72.41m 69.68m 70.47m 72.41m 71.59m 71.78m FOUL 2 Deanna Price United States 71.27m 65.02m 67.01m 71.27m 70.51m FOUL 70.11m 3 Yirisleydis L Ford Cuba 69.91m 68.51m 69.91m 68.72m FOUL 66.77m FOUL 4 Daina Levy Jamaica 68.60m 61.79m 63.12m 68.39m 65.46m 68.60m 61.66m 5 Ariannis Vichy Cuba 66.60m 66.60m 66.22m 65.93m 64.34m 63.24m 61.00m 6 Lauren Stuart Canada 66.15m 66.15m 65.57m FOUL 63.95m 61.01m 66.02m 7 Natalie Grant Jamaica 56.82m 56.82m 53.75m 56.33m FOUL FOUL FOUL
Then we had the opportunity to enjoy the Shot Put. The competition took place with only 5 competitors, where one of them was a bronze medalist on the Daegu World Championship.
During this tournament we were absolutely impressed with Jill’s rotational technique, she was dancing on the circle with excellent rhythm and she was able to find her best throw in the fourth round with 18.62 m, very close from her SB 18.71 m in Hayward Field. With that throw she also set a New Record of the NCAC Championship, the previous one was held by Cleopatra Borel-Brown, TTO with 17.53m 7/13/2007.
Women's Shot Put 1 Jill Camarena-Williams United States 18.62m@ 18.02m 18.10m 18.29m 18.62m 17.16m FOUL 2 Jeneva Stevens United States 17.61m@ 16.99m 17.61m FOUL 17.13m 17.29m 17.11m 3 Yaniuvis Lopez Cuba 16.76m FOUL 16.59m 16.59m FOUL 16.76m 16.55m 4 Makeba Alcide Saint Lucia 12.02m 10.84m 11.21m 11.87m 10.79m 11.58m 12.02m 5 Naomy Smith Costa Rica 11.65m 11.65m 10.51m 11.58m 11.49m 10.70m 11.38m
The third event was the Men’s Javelin Throw but unfortunately the event was put on hold because of a heavy rain that was covering San Jose at the end of the afternoon. They had already covered three rounds of throws, and the rest of them will be completed tomorrow at 2 pm Costa Rica time. The current leader is Guillemro Martinez who broke the Competition record with a throw of 78 mts, We will keep you updated with the results tomorrow at the end of the Championship.
Jose Andres Pacheco Morera