|Kaina Martinez double gold in Central American Athletics Championships|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 23 September 2010 00:00|
Belize participated in the XXI Central American Athletics Championship held in Guatemala City, Guatemala from September 17 to 18, 2010. The Belizean contingent comprised of Kaina Martinez, Tricia Flores, Kay De Vaughn, Charnelle Enriquez, Jaryl Mariano, Chavis Lopez and Denroy Nembhard. On September 17, Kaina Martinez won double gold medals for Belize during the Central American Championship. Her first gold medal was in the 100m event in which her time was 12:55. Martinez’s teammate Tricia Flores finished second in the event in a time of 12:72.
Later that same day, Kaina picked up her second gold medal of the day and of the championship when she captured first place in the 200m event in a time of 25:54. In this event, Tricia Flores finished seventh in a time of 26:22. Belize also participated in the 4 x 100m relay and captured the bronze medal when the relay team which consisted of Tricia Flores, Kaina Martinez, Charnelle Enriquez and Kay De Vaughn finished the event in a time of 50:75.
In the field events, Kay De Vaughn picked up a silver medal in the High Jump Competition in a height of 1.60m. In the Long Jump competition, Tricia Flores established a new record in her third and final jump at 5.97m. This gave Tricia her first gold medal at the championship and her third overall. In the Triple Jump competition, Kay De Vaughn finished fifth in this event. The male athletes were not as successful and were therefore not able to advance out of the preliminaries.