Tyrell Cuffy of King College and Sean Troop of South Shore High School of Long Island, New York led the parade of outstanding performances in track and fierld competitions in the United States this past weekend.
At the Appalachian Athletic Conference Championships at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina, Tyrell Cuffy set new Cayman Islands National Junior records for 100 and 200 meters, with marks of 10.42 and 21.07, respectively.He also ran on the Tornado 4 x 100 meter relay squad, which finished in second-place.The afternoon turned out to be bittersweet, however, as the Tornado team was edged for the championship by Virginia Intermont College, by a single point–193 to 192.
At the New York Relays on Randall’s Island, Sean Troop and his South Shore teammates clocked the fastest high school 4 x 100 meter time in the United States this year, with a mark of 41.05 seconds.Troop also ran the first leg of the South Shore’s shuttle hurdle relay squad , which posted a time of 1:01.39 for victory.
Out in Austin, Texas , Omar Wright of Rice University cleared 2.05 meters
(6’8 3/4′) to claim third place in the men’s high jump at the University of Texas Twilight Meet.
At the Kansas Relays, Stephon Johnson’s 10.99 for the 100 meters was good enough to qualify him for the upcoming Island Games in Rhodes, and he also hit 23′ 1/4′ in the long jump.
The Morgan twins were back in action at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, Tennessee, where Carlos pulled off a victory in the men’s long jump at 7.34 meters (24’7′), while Carl’s best for the day measured 23′
1/4′).Carl hit 48’3 ‘ in the triple jump.
Reports from Kareem Streete-Thompson indicate that he has competed four times already this season, and that he is scheduled to be in Guadeloupe on 1 May, and in Vera Cruz, Mexico on 5 May.
On another note, Michael Letterlough left on Tuesday, 24 April, for Kamloops, British Coumbia, Canada, where he will be training in the hammer throw for the next two months to prepare for this summer’s series of international meets, in which Cayman Islands athletes are expected to compete.