Powell and Menéndez named best athletes

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell and Cuban Javelin thrower Osleidys Menéndez were selected the best athletes of the Central American and Caribbean region (CAC) in 2005. Both athletes broke the world record in their respective events this year.

The nominations were announced Friday by the Central American and Caribbean Athletics Federation (CACAC) and the North, Central American and Caribbean Track and Field Coaches Association (NACACTFCA) on the CACAC’s website.

(Read a profile of Asafa Powell in Caribbean Beat‘s 2004 article “Caribbean Contenders”)