Relay grabs bronze

Cayman snatched two regional track medals last week.

Fresh from the CAC Senior Championships in Cali, Colombia, Tyrell Cuffy, Carl Morgan, and Carlos Morgan joined Rhymeich Adolphus and Perry Anglin to contest the NACAC Under-23 Championships in Mexico’s highest city, Toluca.

And the Cayman Islands athletes turned in some fine performances against teams from Canada, the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean.

One of the highlights for the local athletes was certainly their third-place finish in the men’s 100 metres relay in a time of 39.68 seconds behind the US and Canada.

Adolphus, Cuffy and the Morgan twins made up the first Caymanian foursome to break the 40 second barrier.

Individually, Carl Morgan took the bronze medal in the triple jump at 15.76 metres, a mere two centimetres outside of second place. Carl also had a fourth-place finish in the long jump with a 7.46m leap.

Due to the schedule of events, Carlos Morgan was unable to participate in the javelin throw, as the long jump competition was slated for the same time frame. Carlos’s best mark of 7.20m earned him sixth-place honours.

Perry Anglin placed seventh in the men’s high jump with a successful clearance of 2.00m.

Cuffy, although a bit under the weather physically, turned in another fine series of sprint marks as he ran fourth in the semi-finals of the 100m to qualify at 10.44secs.

In the final, he improved to 10.40, which was good for the eighth spot. In the 200m semi-final round, his 20.99 was fourth-best overall, but the rigors of the two meets which came back to back forced him to opt out of the final.