The Cayman Islands Athletic Association will be holding the first in a series of time-trials for Athletes invited to train for possible selection to the Caribbean Union of Teachers as well as those Athletes who desire to make themselves available for selection to the CAC Juniors Team and the World Juniors Championships. In addition there will be a series of run-offs for athletes selected for the 2006 CAC Games.
The month of July will be a very active month for National Track & Field Teams. On the 7-9th July the country will be represented at the NACAC U23 Championship in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, by a contingent of six Athletes in Robert Ibeh, Ronald Forbes, Michael Letterlough, Omar Wright, Carl and Carlos Morgan.
Trinidad and Tobago will host the 2006 CAC Juniors Track & Field Championship between the 14th-16th July and the Cayman Islands will be sending a delegation of athletes to compete in the Under 17 and Under 20 categories at this meet. This Saturday’s meet is geared towards the selection of the final team for the Championships. Athletes will be competing to achieve the previously published standards to qualify for team selection.
The Caribbean Union of Teachers (C.U.T.) Meet will be staged in St. Lucia between the 20th and 23rd July and Cayman’s 8-15 year old athletes are scheduled to participate at the 11th renewal of these Games. A squad of athletes was previously selected by the Association for training and it is these athletes, along with the CAC Juniors hopefuls, that Saturday’s Meet, is primarily geared for. At the end of the Meet the team for the C.U.T. Games will be decided and announced later.
The Cayman Islands will be represented in Track & Field at the CAC Games in Cartagena, Colombia between the 25th and 30th July, by a delegation of athletes headlined by national record holders Cydonie Mothersill, Kareem Streete-Thompson, Omar Wright, Ronald Forbes, Michael Letterlough and Stephon Johnson. Robert Ibeh, David Hamil and Keswick Wright will vie with Streete-Thompson, Stephon Johnson and probably the youngsters Kemar Hyman and Tyrell Cuffy for spots on the sprint relay teams.
The local track and field season will conclude with the Cayman’s participation in the World Juniors Championships in Beijing.
This Saturday’s time-trials are schedule to commence at 9:00am and the Association wishes to advise all officials, including time-keepers, place judges, electronic times and photo-finishers to be present at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex by 8:00am.