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Jun 20, 2016

Katy Sealy Shines in Central American Championships

The Heptathlon is possibly one of track and field’s most gruelling events, testing both endurance and skill.  Most athletes are hesitant to compete in more than two or three events during any competition for fear of exhaustion or injury. Heptathletes, as they are called, compete in seven disciplines: the one hundred meter hurdles, the high jump, shot put, two hundred meter dash, the long jump, Javelin throw, and finally an eight hundred meter race.  Even with the events split over two days, it’s hard to expect anyone to perform at so many events so consistently, which is what makes Katy Sealy’s win at the twenty-seventh Central American Championships so special.  Katy swept first place in all but two of the events, and was in the top three of the two hundred meter and eight hundred meter races held in San Salvador over the weekend.  With her performance, she now holds the Central American Record for the heptathlon event. This afternoon, we received a statement from Katy saying, “I was delighted to win Gold in the Heptathlon for Belize at the Central American Championships in El Salvador for the third consecutive year. This year was extra special because I improved my own National Record and also broke the Central American Championships Record with a score of four thousand eight hundred and seventeen. I was really pleased with my performances in all seven events which make up the heptathlon, showing significant improvement on last year. My next aim for the heptathlon is to break 5000 points and win Gold for Belize in the Central American Games next year. I am now in Belize looking forward to a couple of days rest and recovery before I get back to training for the rest of the season. I would like to thank the Belize Olympic Committee and Athletic Association for their continued support and also to all Belizean’s who have sent me fantastic messages of encouragement and congratulations.”

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1 Response for “Katy Sealy Shines in Central American Championships”

  1. Marie says:

    I’m proud of you, never heard of Belize in all this competition but glad to know they are representing and there are many athletes in Belize that need to display their skills.

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