2022 NACAC Championships Recap

Team Canada traveled to the NACAC Track and Field Championships in Freeport, Grand Bahamas, for another impressive international showing in the tail end of the 2022 outdoor season. 

Throughout the weekend championship for North America, Central America and the Caribbean, Canada’s 40-athlete team secured 14 medals. 

Three medals of the team’s total came from Ontario athletes: Toronto’s Andrew Alexander brought home a bronze medal with his time of 29:33.73 in the men’s 10,000m and Kingston’s Jillian Weir launched a 66.20m hammer throw to firmly win bronze. While Nova Scotia native, Sarah Mitton, now training and residing in Ontario, took home gold with her outstanding throw of 20.15m, setting a new NACAC Championship record.

Jazz Shukla, another Toronto native, finished just off the podium in 4th place in the women’s 800m with her 2:02.65 performance. 

British Columbia’s Django Lovett, brought home another gold for Canada in men’s high jump, clearing 2.25m to do so.

Canada’s silver medals came from Christabel Nettey’s 6.46m long jump, Evan Dunfee clocking 1:27:17 in the men’s 20,000m race walk and Thomas Fafard in the men’s 5,000m with a time of 14:49.91. Joining him on the podium in third-place was Kieran Lumb with his time of 14:50.06.

The Canadian distance team was a force to be reckoned with as Regan Yee and Jean-Simon Desgagné secured bronze medals in the men’s and women’s 3,000m steeplechase. Rebecca Bassett followed suit in the women’s 5,000m race. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot’s time of 3:37.91 in the 1,500m secured himself a bronze as well. 

The field eventers added more bronze medals to the haul with Rowan Hamilton’s 74.36m hammer throw and Rachel Hyink’s 4.20m pole vault.

All results can be viewed at http://www.milesplit.live/meets/487153.

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