PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Southern Utah University's Cameron Levins outdid his second-place finish in 2011 and captured the gold medal at the 2012 North America, Central America and Caribbean Cross Country Championships in Trinidad over the weekend. The victory helped the Canadian (23) national team to a second-place finish behind the United States (14).

Levins finished the 8k course in 24:04.13, a little more than six seconds faster than the second-place finisher Christopher Landry of the U.S.A. (24:10.61). The time was almost a full minute faster than his closest teammate, Barry Britt, who finished the race in sixth place with a time of 24:54.21.

The Americans finished first as a team by finishing second through fifth with the Canadians scoring Levins' first place finish and then the sixth, seventh and ninth-place finisher.

The race was made up of athletes from eight countries, including the United State, Canada, Guatemala, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tabago, the Dominican Republic and Bermuda.