Kaina Martinez shines at NCAA Championship in Florida

Kaina Martinez
(Photo courtesy JavelinaSports)

Sunday, May 28, 2017. Using the general American definition as basis, Belizean track and field superstar Kaina Martinez was the best athlete in her sport for the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

On Saturday, Martinez helped her Texas A&M team to a 16 point finish, which saw the Belizean athlete post an 11.58 seconds time in the 100-meter dash (good enough for second place) and 24.10 seconds in the 200-meter dash (good enough for third place.)

Kaina Martinez
[Photo courtesy JavelinaSports]

Kaina’s team placed third in the 4×100 relay running a time of 44.98 seconds.

According to JavelinaSports, the performance on Saturday meant that Kaina Martinez “walked away from the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships as a three-time All-American.”

Congratulations, Kaina.

 

Kaina Martinez’ career accomplishments as listed on the JavelinaSports online profile page is impressive and shows the hard work that the Belizean athlete, originally from Seine Bight village, Stann Creek has put into her professional development.

[From JavelinaSports]

Accomplishments:
– Placed 1st in the 400m at the 2017 LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships (56.16s)
– Placed 3rd in the 200m at the 2017 LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships (24.86s)
– Placed 3rd in the long jump at the 2017 LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships (19′ 3.50″-5.88m)
– Placed 8th in the 60m at the 2017 LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships (7.92s)
– 2017 Indoor LSC All-LSC First Team (400m)
– 2017 Indoor LSC All-LSC Third Team (200m, Long Jump)
– 2017 Indoor LSC All-Academic Team
– 2016 Outdoor All-Lone Star Conference Team
– 2016 Indoor LSC All-Academic Team
– 2016 Indoor All-Lone Star Conference Team
– Placed 8th in the 400m at the 2016 NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships (53.89s)
– Placed 4th in the 200m at the 2016 NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships (23.66s)
– Placed 1st in the 4x100m Relay at the 2016 NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships (44.60s)
– Placed 1st in the 400m at the 2016 LSC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (55.15s)
– Placed 1st in the 200m at the 2016 LSC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (23.33s)
– Placed 4th in the 4x400m Relay at the 2016 LSC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (3:52.12)
– Placed 1st in the 4x100m Relay at the 2016 LSC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (45.59s)
– Placed 8th in the 200m at the 2016 NCAA DII Indoor Track and Field Championships (24.48s)
– Placed 2nd in the 200m at the 2016 LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships (24.62s)
– Placed 1st in the 400m at the 2016 LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships (55.37s)
– Placed 3rd in the 4x400m Relay at the 2016 LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships (3:53.65)
– 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
– 2015 USTFCCCA Outdoor First Team All-American (4x400m Relay)
– 2015 USTFCCCA Outdoor Second Team All-American (100m)
– 2015 USTFCCCA Outdoor All-South Central Region (100m)
– 2015 USTFCCCA Outdoor All-South Central Region (4x400m Relay)
– 2015 Outdoor All-Lone Star Conference Team
– 2015 Outdoor LSC All-Academic Team
– 2015 Indoor All-Lone Star Conference Team
– Placed 1st in the 4x400m Relay at the 2015 NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships (3:41.22s)
– Placed 1st in the 200m at the 2015 LSC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (24.18s)
– Placed 1st in the 100m at the 2015 LSC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (11.76s)
– Placed 3rd in the 4x100m Relay at the 2015 LSC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (46.94s)
– Placed 1st in the 4x400m Relay at the 2015 LSC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (3:41.94)
– Placed 1st in the 55m at the 2015 LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships (7.06s)
– Placed 1st in the 200m at the 2015 LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships (24.38s)
– Placed 2nd in the 4x400m Relay at the 2015 LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships (3:50.01)
– 2014 Outdoor All-Lone Star Conference Team
– Placed 8th in the 100m at the 2014 NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships (12.05s)
– Placed 1st in the 100m at the 2014 LSC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (11.50s)
– Placed 1st in the 200m at the 2014 LSC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (24.08s)
– Placed 2nd in the 4x400m Relay at the 2014 LSC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (3:47.92)