The unavailability and unsuitability of the George Hicks Playfield forced the Cayman Islands Athletic Association to stage the George Town District Meet at the Bodden Town Primary School Field on Saturday.
Just like the meet two weeks previously at the same venute, this meet had an absence of the top junior and senior athletes away competing at the Bahamas Carifta Trials and in Tampa, Florida.
Reigning Caribbean Under-9 champion, John A. Cumber’s Jouri Haylock made a welcome return to the track and shared victory in the 10-11 Boys 100m and 200m with a show of grit and determination in both events. He got a bronze medal in the long jump as well. National representative Pearl Morgan also showed similar qualities as she moved up the championship series table with victories in the 10-11 girls 200m and long jump, while finishing third in the 100m.
Carifta representative Shane Evans continued his preparation for those championships with commendable performances in the boys 17-19 javelin and shot put. Evans will lead the team at the Carifta Championships in St Kitts over the Easter weekend.
The local Season continues on Saturday 8 April with the final district meet in Cayman Brac. The association is urging all athletes on Grand Cayman to show their support for this meet by participating and competing. Registration Forms can be collected from any officer of the clubs on Grand Cayman as well as from officers of the association and coaches Wason, Williams and Yen.