Caymanians earn medals

Although the Cayman Islands squad which participated in the Central American and Caribbean Junior Track and Field Championships in Trinidad were only able to carry off medals in two events, some outstanding performances were realized.

Caymans 4X100 relay squad

Caymans 4X100 relay squad earned bronze.

Alexandra Terry took the under 17 girls’ discus throw with a personal best toss of 112’9′.

On the track, the boys’ under 4×100 relay quartet led for over three-quarters of the race, and finished third with a new national junior record of 40.79, just one one-hundredth of a second ahead of host Trinidad and Tobago.The Cayman lineup was composed of Kemar Hyman, Tyrell Cuffy, Maxwell Hyman, and Rymiech Adolphus.

Kemar and Tyrell also showed superlative speed in the individual sprint events.At 100 meters, Kemar clocked 10.79 and Tyrell 10.80, barely missing the qualifying performance needed to make the final.

But, at 200 meters, in the final, there was no question as Kemar finished fourth in 21.37 seconds and Tyrell followed in fifth with a mark of 21.40, both results which lowered the Cayman national record for the event.

Also taking part for the Cayman Islands team were Monique Myers, who placed fifth in the girls’ under 17 shot put, and Shane Evans, taking sixth in the under 20 boys’ shot put, and placing ninth in the under 20 boys’

javelin throw.

In the 100 meters, Tyrell Cuffy ran a windy 10.79, and Kemar Hyman had a legal 10.80, as both barely missed the final.