The Cayman Islands Athletic Association has announced the team that will represent the Islands at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia:
Kareem Streete-Thompson – Men’s 100m & 4x100m Relay
Cydonie Mothersill – 200m
Stephon Johnson – Men’s 100m and 200m & 4x100m Relay
Ronald Forbes – Men’s 100m Hurdles & 4x100m Relay
Robert Ibeh – Men’s 200m and 4x100m Relay
Michael Letterlough – Men’s Hammer and Discus Throws
The squad will be accompanied by Coach Kenrick Williams and Manager Rayle Roberts.
Both Kareem Streete-Thompson and Cydonie Mothersill are no strangers to these Games but this will be the first time that the other Athletes will be participating in a meet of this caliber. Stephon Johnson is coming off a fairly successful College Season in 2005 during which he established a new National Record for the Men’s 200m; Ronald Forbes also had a fairly outstanding 2005 College Season and established new National marks in both the Men’s 110m and 400m Hurdles; Robert Ibeh, like Stephon, has now ended his Collegiate career and during which time he posted fairly impressive times for 100m and 200m; Michael Letterlough is the reigning National Record Holder in the Men’s Discus and Hammer Throws and successfully mined Bronze and Silver medals in these events at last year’s Island Games.
The Athletes making their debut at these Games are amongst a group of gifted athletes identified by the Association as ideal prospects for both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games scheduled to be staged in Beijing, China and London, England, respectively.
Most of the team is scheduled to depart the Island on the 12th March 2006 at 1:00pm. Both Kareem Streete-Thompson and Cydonie Mothersill, will however depart from various points in the USA a few days earlier in order to complete their preparation for the Games. The scheduled return date for the squad is 24th March 2006 at 12 noon.