Alexandra Terry, 14, won Cayman’s first medal at the three-day Carifta Track and Field Meet recently held in Guadeloupe. Alex, as she is affectionately called, threw the discus 32.69 metres to win Silver in the Under-17 event won by Akilah Martin of Barbados 34.02 metres…
At the 2006 Carifta Games held at the Rene-Serge Nabajoth Stadium, Abymes, Guadeloupe, the Cayman Islands team of thirteen athletes, three girls and ten boys finished the championships with one silver medal placing them 15 overall from 24 teams and eleventh position in the female section.
Young Alexandra Terry competing in her second Carifta games secures a silver medal in the girls under 17 discuss with a personal best distance of 32.69m.finishing the competition as the most successful athlete for the Cayman Islands.
Sisters Monique and Avril Myers placed 7th and 9th respectfully in the under 17 girl’s shot put with distance of 9.85m and 8.86m.
Sprinters Kemar Hyman, Tyrell Cuffy, Rhymiech Adolphus, Daryl Lesley and Brendon Lyons all competed in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m in both the under 20 and under 17 boy’s section. Kemar Hymen ran a personal best time in 100m semi final with a time of 10.73 and finished 6th in the final with 10.93.
Last year’s under-17 shot put gold medalist Shane Evans was 7th in his pet event with a throw of 13.03m, and 5th in the javelin with 50.44m. First timer Andrew Bodden and Stephen Tatum from sister island Cayman Brac both competed in the shot put and high jump. Multi-discipline competitor Maxwell Hyman amassed 3985 points in his seven events for 6th position. Silver at the 2005 Carifta, Richard Ibeh personal best throw of 41.09m placed him 5th in the under 20 division.
The team was lead by Mrs. Vanda Powery Manager, Kenrick Williams National Coach, Elizabeth Bodden chaperone, Kareem Streete-Thompson and Mitchum Sanford assistant coach.