The inclimate weather held long enough for the completion of the Truman Bodden Track Meet on Saturday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
Competing on the new Mondo Class 2 Super X track for the first time since its installation, many-time National Athlete Stephon Johnson posted the fastest time on the surface as he captured the 100 metres in 10.60 seconds as well as the 200m in 21.30secs.
Johnson was one of a number of athletes who won multiple events at the meet, used by many of the younger athletes to fine tune their preparation for this week’s Inter-Primary Games and by the older athletes as part of their preparation for upcoming international assignments in July.
Present was the meet’s patron, Truman Bodden as well as Asst. Chief Officer, Joel Francis, of the Ministry of Education, Employment Relations, Youth and Sports, President of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee Donald McLean, CUC’s Chief Officer Richie Hew and former CIAA President’s Bernie Bush and Evelyn Rockett-McLaughlin, who opened the meet with a prayer, which was followed by the playing of the National Song.
Outgoing CIAA President, H. Delroy Murray, thanked the government for the new facilities and urged the athletes to treat it with respect and care as it was an expensive investment on the part of the government in the youth of the country and those who abused the facility would be subject to exclusion from it.
With only the CUC National Championships (June 20-21) to complete the championships series the battle for division honours has tightened up.
The next CIAA Meet will be a time-trial on Saturday for athletes in the following age categories: 13-16, 17-19 and Open and who are hoping to qualify to represent the Cayman Islands in international meets during July.
Saturday’s meet will start at 9:00am at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex track. Registration forms have already been sent out and should be returned no later than 6:00pm on Thursday to the CIAA Office or to one of its designated officers.