Mustangs excel in Bahamas

The Mustang track team did quite well at a recent meet overseas.

The local track club was in Nassau, Bahamas 7-8 March. There they faced off against a number of regional teams as part of the Carifta Trials.

From the meet, two members of the squad were able to qualify for the Carifta Games.

Anissa Owen reached the qualifying standard in the shot putt event with a throw of 11.16 metres. That result broke the Cayman Islands national junior and senior records for the event.

Meanwhile, Travis Webb will compete in another event at the Games. He met the qualifying mark in the long jump. Webb had previously qualified for the high jump.

The rest of the team also had good results. Chantelle Morrison and Melinda McLean made the finals in the U17 girls 100m and 200m respectively.

In addition, a lot of team members also had personal bests in their events. These include: Melinda McLean in the girls U17 100m, Ashleigh Nalty in the U17 girls 400m and Jahzenia Thomas in the U20 girls long jump.

In fact, Thomas was very sharp on the day. She just missed the qualifying mark for the event by a few centimetres. Nevertheless, it is understood that she will be up for consideration to join the team in St Kitts.

See sidebar for the compete list of results. Roughly ten athletes were able to make it out for the Bahamas event.

Five team members had already qualified for their events prior to competing in the Bahamas. Kadeen Foster will be in the U20 girls 800m, Morrison will be in the U17 girls 100m, Avryl Myers in the U17 girls shot putt, Nalty in the U17 girls high jump and Webb in the U17 boys high jump.

Coach Tyrone Yen was very pleased with the way the team performed especially Webb and Owens. He said both athletes had huge personal bests in both of their events.

He also said that he felt the meet was very competitive and the athletes were able to gain valuable experience.

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