Forbes is almost there

Sprint hurdler Ronald Forbes is edging closer to that magic Olympic qualifying mark.

Highlight of Caymanian participation at NCAA Division I Regional Track and Field Championships over the weekend was without a doubt Forbes’ great run in the 110 metre hurdles final at Florida State.

Forbes clocked 13.73 seconds into a slight headwind, only a mere one-hundredth of a second shy of the B qualifying standard for the Olympics.

His mark was good for third place, and an automatic trip to the National meet at Drake University from June 11-14.

At the University of Arkansas, Carl Morgan had lots of problems with his approach in both the long jump and triple jump, but a 15.46 metre leap earned him the ninth spot in the triple jump.

He has a possibility of attaining a wild card invitation to the Nationals in this event due to his good results earlier in the season.

Twin brother Carlos finished 12th in the long jump standings with a best mark of 7.50 metres.

He competed in the javelin as well, and the twins also were members of the 100 metre relay squad.

Omar Wright tied in the men’s high jump with 11 other competitors at the University of Nebraska with a clearance of 2.11 metres.

Cydonie Mothersill made her 200m debut for 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain, and overcame rain and headwinds to post a 23.35 mark for second place.

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