Cayman’s fastest twins, Carl and Carlos Morgan, got a taste of indoor track and field action in their first semester at Middle Tennessee State University recently at the Middle Tennessee Christmas Invitational.
Competing unattached, as did many of the MTSU athletes, the Cayman duo took part in the 55 meter and 200 meter dashes at the Murphy Center, as well as the long jump and triple jump events.
Other competitors against the twins hailed from rival schools Western Kentucky and Tennessee State.
Both turned in exemplary performances, although on this occasion Carlos had the upper hand overall in head to head battles against his sibling.
In the 55 meter final, Carlos took fourth in 6.49, and Carl was one place back in 6.51.
At 200 meters, once around the indoor oval, Carlos was the fastest finisher in the three heats, winning the event in a time of 21.86 seconds. Carl had the fifth-best placing , crossing the line in 22.19.
In the pits, Carlos marked up a leap of 7.68 meters/25 feet,2 1/2 inches, to post the top performance of all competitors in the long jump. Carl’s 6.73
meter/22 feet, 1 1/4 inches, was good for the ninth spot.
The triple jump battle found Carlos reaching 15.17 meters/49 feet, 9 1/2 inches, good for second-place honours. Carl hop-step-and-jumped 14.33
meters/47 feet even, for sixth in the rankings.
The multi-eventers both felt that improvement in all areas is possible, particularly with their sprint starts.
More Cayman track news: Michael Letterlough graduates from Florida International University today. Robert Ibeh will graduate from Clemson University on Thursday. Ronald Forbes has been named Captain of the Florida International University track and field squad for the coming season, according to F.I.U.coach Steve Rubin.