Juniors had golden time at CUC meet

Cayman junior track stars did exceptional well in Tortola, BVI, over the weekend.

The National Youth Team earned three golds, four silvers and one bronze and maintained their sixth place finish amongst the 16 Caribbean nations that competed at the championships, which this year was akin to a mini Carifta meet.

Little Jamal Walton, only nine, earned two of the gold medals, while Chantelle Morrison ended her CUT ‘career’ by winning the Under-15 Girls 100 metres.

Ashleigh Nalty also ended her CUT campaign by taking silver in the U-15 girls high jump and bronze in the long jump. Brother, Justin Nalty garnered a silver medal in the U-13 high jump, as did Jouri Haylock in the U-11 boys 100m and Mikayla McLaughlin in the U-9 girls 150m.

The Cayman Islands has indicated an interest in hosting the 2010 version of the Championships and the team to this year’s meet was buoyed by the presence of the Chief Officer in the Ministry of Education and Sports, Angela Martins during the two days of competition.

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