Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon and Mikel Thomas, as well as American hurdler Lolo Jones, provided the highlights of the second day of the NACAC Senior Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, but the USA continued its dominance by taking 10 of the 13 finals contested on Saturday (8).
Sprinters showed their superb form on the opening day of the 2015 NACAC Senior Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Friday (7) which for many in the region will be the last opportunity to qualify to the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 which will be held in the Chinese capital from 22-30 August.
This is the event the home crowd will be waiting for, and brings possibly The Bahamas’ one realistic chance of victory.
For the second time in as many days, Kelly-Ann Baptiste left the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain with a national record in her possession after she blazed to victory over 200m at the Trinidad and Tobago Championships, crossing the line in a hugely impressive 22.36 on Sunday (23).
Kirani James will be looking to follow up his sizzling world-leading time of 44.02 achieved at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai two weeks ago when goes to his marks at the next stop in the 2013 series, the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene this coming Saturday (1).
There was a selection of fine performances on both sides of the Atlantic at indoor meetings in Europe and the USA on Saturday (26), notably London 2012 Olympic Games Pole Vault winner Renaud Lavillenie hitting the heights with a 5.92m clearance in Rouen, France.