CAC Junior Championships

The Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships is a junior athletics competition held between the nations of Central America and the Caribbean Islands promoted by the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation (CACAC).[1] It is divided into the Junior B Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships held since 1978 and the Junior A Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships held since 1974. The Junior A category was open for girls and boys aged 17-20 until 2010. and for girls and boys aged 18-20 starting in the year 2012. The Junior B category was open for girls and boys aged 14-16 until 2010. and for girls and boys aged 14-17 starting in the year 2012.

Many world-class and Olympic winning senior athletes competed in the championships in their teenage years. Usain Bolt won the 200 m event in 2002. No competition was held in 2008, due to a clash with the senior 2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships, which had been postponed from the previous year.

At the 2010 edition, a total of 532 athletes from 27 nations took part in the championships' events.[2]

Editions

Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
1st 1974 Maracaibo  Venezuela 12–15 December 36 about 196
2nd 1976 Xalapa  Mexico 26–29 August 57 about 127
3rd 1978 Xalapa  Mexico 25–28 August 69 about 293
4th 1980 Nassau  Bahamas 22–25 August 73 about 263
5th 1982 Bridgetown  Barbados 23–25 July 75 about 320
6th 1984 San Juan  Puerto Rico 21–24 June 75 about 355
7th 1986 Mexico City  Mexico 26–29 June 74 about 262
8th 1988 Nassau  Bahamas 30 June – 2 July 74 about 223
9th 1990 Havana  Cuba 6–8 July 77 about 406
10th 1992 Tegucigalpa  Honduras 10–12 July 79 about 304
11th 1994 Port of Spain  Trinidad and Tobago 8–10 July 79 about 377
12th 1996 San Salvador  El Salvador 14–16 July 78 about 524
13th 1998 Georgetown  Cayman Islands 10–12 July Truman Bodden Sports Complex 79 about 361
14th 2000 San Juan  Puerto Rico 14–16 July Estadio Sixto Escobar 80 about 422
15th 2002 Bridgetown  Barbados 5–7 July National Stadium 69 about 445
16th 2004 Coatzacoalcos  Mexico 25–27 June Estadio Rafael Hernández Ochoa 81 about 411
17th 2006 Port of Spain  Trinidad and Tobago 14–16 July Hasely Crawford Stadium 81 about 449
18th 2010 Santo Domingo  Dominican Republic 2–4 July Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium 80 about 500
19th 2012 San Salvador  El Salvador 29 June – 1 July Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca "Mágico González" 86 about 467
20th 2014 Guatemala City  Guatemala TBD TBD

See also

List of Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships records

References

External links

  • Full list of U-17 winners
  • Full list of U-20 winners (men)
  • Full list of U-20 winners (women)

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