Caymanian track scene busy in 2007

In 2007 the Cayman Islands Athletic Association continued with its project to bring track to the districts, as several competitions were conducted in this regard.
On the international scene, participation ranged from the CAC age-group championships to the World Championships.
In El Salvador, it was a family affair as Justin Nalty took sixth place in the boys 10-11 standings, and sister Ashleigh matched that in the girls 12-13 division for the multi-event action at the CAC youth event.
At the Carifta Games in Turks and Caico, silver performances were turned by Alexandra Terry in the discus throw, Kemar Hyman in the 200 meter dash, and Shane Evans in the shot put.
The Island Games in Rhodes, Greece, found the Cayman team accounting for 11 medals, with Cydonie Mothersill lowering her Games record in the 200 meter dash, with the men’s 4 x 100 relay squad capturing the gold, with a near miss of the Games record in the semis, and a runnerup effort by the 4 x 400 squad which broke the Games record, and shattered the C.I. national record by six seconds.Individual triumphs were scored by Robert Ibeh at 200 meters, Junior Hines in the 400 meter hurdles, and Omar Wright in the high jump.
At the first NACAC Open meet, the foursome of Kemar Hyman, Tyrell Cuffy, Stephon Johnson, and Sean Troop set a new national 4 x 100 meter record of 40.01 seconds.
Cydonie Mothersill secured a place in the finals of the 200 meters at the World Championships at Osaka, Japan, and word has recently been received that she has been upgraded to the bronze medal from the 2001 World Championships.
Tyrell Cuffy turned in outstanding performances for King College in NAIA events, and also for the Cayman Islands in international competitions.
Locally, road racing enjoyed its usual popularity with numerous activities espousing distances from one mile to the marathon.

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