First Annual Elodio Aragon Sovereign’s Day Cycling Race Print E-mail
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aragon cycling.jpg - 89.07 KbThe organizing committee for the 1st annual Elodio Aragon Sovereign’s Day Cycling Race is proud to report that the race which took place on Sunday 22 May was a huge success. Hon. Aragon through vision and determination has made this event possible and has pledged to make it even bigger and better as time goes by as the plan is to have it every year.

Honorable Aragon who is responsible for the ministry of sports, understands that it is only through education and sports that we are going to rid ourselves of ignorance and crime. By encouraging our athletes we will ensure that they develop that physical and mental competitive spirit which will see us being propelled to the next level. He has a passion for whatever he does and there is no doubt that we are now witnessing the ushering in of a new era in the area of sports in Belize.

On Sunday we had participation of over 100 riders in seven different categories; elite, (A, B and C) Weekend Warriors, Juniors, Youth, and Female. The winners were as follows: Elite Category 1st Place – Brandon Cattouse, 2nd Place – Nissan Arana, 3rd Place Herman Requena; Weekend Warriors Category A 1st Place –Daniel Cano, 2nd Place – George Abraham, 3rd Place – Fitzgerald “Palas” Joseph;  Weekend Warriors Category B- 1st Place – Ryan Willoughby, 2nd Place – Santino Castillo, 3rd Place – Francis Cassola; Weekend Warriors Category C - 1st Place – Enrique Moralez, 2nd Place – Willard Humes, Third Place – Savinus Flores; Junior Category 1st Place – Shawn Codd, 2nd Place – Gian Lino, 3rd Place – Zamir Esquiliano; Youth Category 1st Place – Ernest Meighan Jr., 2nd Place – Dorian Anderson, 3rd place – Nashan Joseph and Female Category 1st Place – Polita Chavarria, 2nd Place – Taralee Ordonez, 3rd place - Malika Nunez.

Over $4700 were given out in Cash and station prizes to the 21 winners in the seven categories. These were made possible by contributions from the following sponsors: National Sports Council, RJB Construction Ltd, Rockhard Ltd –Distributor of Cruz Azul Cement, Belize Social Security Board, Lindo’s Law firm, West Line Bus Line, Honorable Michael Pyreffitte, Wellworth Store, Mr. Haisam Diab, Belize Airports Authority, Mr. Net Vasquez, Mirage Ltd., Castillo’s Meats, Baba’s Store, Miguel’s Garage, Aligraphics Printing and Jacky’s Bakery. The Honorable Aragon thanks everyone who made this cycling race a reality.

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Belizean athletes to Central American Junior Track & Field Championship Print E-mail
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The Belize Athletics Association had representation at the XXIV Central American Junior Track & Field championship, which as hosted by Confederación Atle?tica del Istmo Centroamerico (CADICA) from May 20-22, 2016, that was held at the National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Belize competed in the 100m event for female 15-17 years old where Faith Morris and Hilary Gladden were the competitors. Faith Morris finished 8th in the qualifying round to advance to the finals where she finished 5th in a time of 12.53.

In the 200m event for female 15-17 years old, Belize’s competitors were Faith Morris who finished 3rd in the qualifying round in a time of 25.98 and Hilary Gladden who placed 9 out of 11 starters. However, Faith Morris was unable to compete in the finals of her 200m event.

In the 800m event in the same age group, Ashontie Carr finished 2nd in a time of 2:22.14 to capture a silver medal.

In the 4x100m relay, Belize took 2nd place in a time of 49.89. El Salvador captured 1st place in a time of 49.23 establishing a new record in the process. The host country Costa Rica took 3rd place in a time of 50.02 and this was followed by Guatemala in a time of 50.72 and then by Nicaragua in a time of 51.91.

In the 100m event for female 18-19, Jada Parchue was the only competitor from Belize and finished 6th in a time of 13.52. Parchue also participated in the 200m event, where she finished 9th in a time of 28.53 and as a result she failed to qualify for the finals.

In the male 15-17 category, Belize’s only competitor Donell Arzu was disqualified.

In the 200m event, Donell Arzu qualified for the finals in a time of 23.02. However, like Faith Morris he was not able to compete in the finals of the event.

Drayton Jones was Belize’s only competitor in the Long Jump competition where he finished 7th with a jump of 6.03m

In the 100m event for males in the 18-19 years old category, James Bregal finished 6th in a time of 11.32, and his teammate Reuel Black finished 7th in a time of 11.65.

In the Long Jump competition, Ezhay Cayetano finished 6th with a jump of 6.38m, while Reuel Black finished 7th with a jump of 6.16m.

In the Shot Put competition, Antoine Gillett finished 10th with a throw of 9.46m. In the Javelin competition, Darnell Oden finished 7 with a throw of 40.21m.


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