Big day for Cayman athletes

Saturday, 9 February, marked a big performance day for Cayman’s track and field athletes.

At indoor U.S. collegiate competitions, a number of outstanding results were achieved, and unofficial reports from the Camperdown Classic meet in Jamaica indicate that members of the Hy-Tech Tigers and Mustangs Track Clubs attained quality results.

In the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City, Ronald Forbes of Florida International University equalled the best collegiate 60 meter hurdle time in the nation this season with a 7.68 dash to victory, as he broke his own school record and gained an automatic qualifying time for the event for the NCAA Division I Championships.

At Appalachian State University, King College’s Kemar Hyman improved his 55 meter dash time to
6.48, only two one-hundredths shy of the automatic standard for the NAIA National Indoor Meet.
Although he posted a 22.19 for 200 meters, the oversized track(300 meters) required a .60 addition to his time, denying him the automatic qualifying standard for Nationals on this occasion.

Carlos Morgan made his initial indoor long jump competition this season an impressive one at the Middle Tennesee State Valentine Invitational, as he leaped 24’9″ for a Sun Belt Conference leading mark. Brother Carl hit 23’6 1/2″ for fifth place, which is good for the runnerup conference position.