Cayman track athletes busy

Once again this season, Cayman’s track and field athletes have achieved a number of outstanding performances in a variety of locations,literally within hours of each other.

On this occcasion, the result has been improvement on two national records and a junior national record.

In the Sun Belt Conference championships, Michael Letterlough spun the hammer out a distance of 184’8′ to win the event, and add about a foot to his Cayman and Florida International University mark. He also placed eighth in the discus throw,with a season’s best mark of 146’10’.

Teammate Ronald Forbes reached the finals in both the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.57,and the 400 hurdles in 54.29.He gained the eighth spot in the shorter event, but was unable to finish the race at the longer distance.

Over in the Conference USA championships, Omar Wright upped his Cayman national high jump record to 7’2 1/4′, and tied the all-time best Rice University mark.

The Morgan twins reduced their usual daily workload in the Ohio River Challenge at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, but the outcome was no less stellar. Carl took the 200 meter dash in 21.85, with Carlos fourth.At double the distance it was Carlos with a 49.09 clocking, and he topped off the afternoon with one of the longest javelin throws in Cayman history, hurling the spear 206’2′ for the win and a new national junior record.

The story does not end there. Stephon Johnson was at home at Lindenwood University for a sprint double, where he posted 10.97 and 21.80 marks.

And south of the border, in Vera Cruz, Mexico, Kareem Streete-Thompson continued his return to full recovery as he placed sixth in the 100 meter dash at 10.50, when he was credited with the same time as fifth-named Eric Ndri of the Ivory Coast.

Upcoming competition for Letterlough, Wright, and the Morgan twins are all scheduled two weeks hence. Michael will be at Greensboro, North Carolina for the NCAA Division East Regional Championship, Omar will visit Austin, Texas for the Midwest Regionals, and Carl and Carlos head out to Fresno, California for the NAIA Nationals.