Cayman had a tough start in the track and field competition of the CAC Games in Cartegenan, Colombia.
In a morning session the Cayman Islands had two competitors, both in the men’s 100m.
First up was Stephon Johnson who competed in heat # 3.
Stephon never recovered from a slow start and was not in contention, finishing in a time of 10.99 sec.
Kareem Streete-Thompson was in heat # 4 where he completed the distance in 10.64 seconds which allowed him to advance to the semi-finals.
That event took place in the evening session and here Kareem finished in a time of 10.47sec for 7th place but this did not qualify him for the finals.
The other competitor in action was Ronald Forbes in the Men’s 110m hurdles. Ronald’s time was 14.42 sec. This placed him 5th but he too did not qualify for the final.
The Cayman Islands team got some bad news when medal hopeful Cydonie Mothersill suffered a compressed nerve in her right hand making her unable to start therefore she had to withdraw from the 100m event.
This was definitely a blow to the team and she was expected to leave Colombia and seek specialist attention in Germany.