Jamaican athletes Fredrick Dacres and Shanieka Ricketts both set records at the North American Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Senior Championships at the Varsity Stadium in Toronto on the weekend
Dacres threw 68.47m to lead a Jamaican first and second place finish in the men’s discus throw as Traves Smikle took second, while Ricketts successfully defended her triple jump title with 14.25m (-0.9 m/s), improving her own record in the final round after a battle with American silver medallist Tori Franklin.
Jamaica finished the three-day championships with 21 medals — seven gold, nine silver and five bronze .
Cuba won five medals and Trinidad and Tobago, three.
Barbados, The Bahamas and Puerto Rico each won two medals while The Dominican
Republic, St. Kitts-Nevis and Dominica each finished with a single medal.