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University of Belize Sports Delegation Heads to Central American Games

On Friday, April 4, 2014 a contingent of more than 80 persons—including athletes and coaches—will represent the University of Belize (UB) and the jewel in the V Juegos Deportivos Universitarios Centroamericanos (JUDUCA V)—translated in English (The Sport Games of Central American Universities 5). “Brotherhood, Solidarity and Integration” is the theme for this fifth edition of JUDUCA scheduled from April 07 – April 12, 2014 in Managua, Nicaragua. The delegation from UB will join counterparts from 21 other Central American universities to compete in the disciplines of chess, soccer/football, basketball, track and field, futsal, table tennis, swimming, karate, and volleyball.

In 2012 at JUDUCA IV held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, UB Black Jaguars team won gold for male basketball and two bronze medals for track and field. Irice Reyes finished third in the female long jump (4.95 m) and Mark Anderson also finished third in the Male 200 m clocking 11:01 seconds.  In basketball, UB Black Jaguars defeated University de San Carlos de Guatemala to take the gold with an undefeated record after overpowering Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.  UB Black Jaguars finished fourth in male volleyball and soccer/football.

For JUDUCA V, UB Black Jaguars is fielding male and female teams in volleyball, football, and track and field; and the male basketball team. It reflects an increase in the participation of females with the addition of female football and volleyball teams. Hopes of medaling in the various disciplines run high among the contingent. We wish them all the best and safe travels. We encourage you to join us in the battle cry of UB: “Leader: Great UB Students.  Response: Great! ”and conclude with the words of sportscaster James Adderley, “Win, lose or draw, I am a Belizean and I hope you are too!”

JUDUCA—held every two years—is a genuine gesture of integration and Central American University student fellowship in the name of sports that offers student athletes the opportunity to compete in a singular sporting event that also promotes cultural coexistence. It is an activity organized and supported by the Central American University Higher Council (CSUCA) and the Regional Council Vice Chancellor of Student Life (CONREVE).


Head of Delegation:  William A. Neal, Dean of Student Affairs

Female Team: Kimberly Spence, Jhonique Anderson, Rhea Slade, Alvree Mortis, Shantell  Arnold,  Marcie Jones, Jane Salazar, Kamil Salazar, Kimanie Flowers, Viviani Avila, Maegan Contreras, Zaire Garbutt. Coach: Stanley Humes, Coordinator of Sports

Male Team:  Abi Godoy, Victor Pacheco, Raluni Bernardez, Yserri Palacio, Darion Cayetano, Arnie Augustine, Radin Santos, Albany Correa, Phillip Codd, Arnfernee Archer, Prem Pop, Timothy Bardalez. Coach: Leon Leslie

Male Team:  Jordan Walters, Trevon Mitchell, Allen Miguel, Derron Pollard, Terrence Morreira, Felix Requena, Christopher Enriquez, Julian Thessien, Tariq Middleton, Alexander Ellis, Carlton Gladden. Coach: Darren Bovell

Male Team: Christian De La O, Christian Orellana, Angel Briceno, Kevin Salguero, Valentine Makin, George Ortega, Asrel Sutherland, Zaddock Moore, Keenan Lopez, Michael Belisle, Leonel Chuc, Jahym McKenzie, James Williams, Melvin Perez, Santiago Makin, Lucio Coc, Jonathan Lazo, Elvis Sutherland. Coach: David Jones

Female Team:  Albertha Garcia, Jinellie Pott, Anijay Quiroz, Leonella Chuc, Chinyere Wade, Alice Avila, Yeseni Yu, Daysi Monterro, Tiffany Gongora, Emmerlyn Nunez, Aaren Ritchie-Bonar, Juana Ortiz, Arlene Bennett, Delmi Cornelio, Tracy Chi, Eris Galdamez.  Coach: Renee Wentz

Track & Field:           
Male: Linford Avila, Jorge Jimenez, Robert Hernandez, Linuz Tingling, Alvin Tillett, Ajani Requena, Brandon Flores, Erson Moreira. Coach: William A. Neal         

Delmi Hernandez, Frankie Ack, Elsaidia Castillio, Delainie Broaster, Mickca Grinage, Miriany Guzman Coach: Eda Arzu     

Contingent Medic: Darwin Slusher

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