The Mustang track club will be travelling to Kingston, Jamaica on the weekend of Friday 20 February to compete in the UWI track and field meet on Saturday 21 February at the national stadium.
Fifteen athletes will make the trip including Coach Tyrone Yen and manager Sabrina Wright. This meet will serves as a development meet and also as a Carifta Games qualifier for some.
Three of the athletes has already made the qualifying standard set out by the Cayman Island Athletic Association namely Travis Webb in high jump, Ashleigh Nalty in high jump and Chantelle Morrison in 100m and 200m.
Travis was the lone medallist at last year’s games, having won a bronze in the boys U17 high jump. Chantelle was also a finalist in the U17 girls 100m and Ashleigh managed a fifth place finish in the girls u17 high jump.
The Carifta Games are held annually over the Easter holidays and showcase the Caribbean’s top U17 and U20 athletes. This year edition will be held in St. Lucia and competition among the countries is slated to be of a high standard once again.
Therefore the Mustang club has taken every step necessary to give their athletes as much exposure and quality competition needed to continue in their development to represent the Cayman at these games.
The following is the list of the Cayman youngsters competing:
Anissa Owen – 200m, long jump, shot putt, Cayman Academy
Kadeen Foster – 400m, 800m, Cayman Academy
Troy Long – 100m, 400m, Cayman Academy
Jahzenia Thomas – 200m, long jump, John Gray High School
Avril Myers – shot putt, John Gray High School
Chantelle Morrison – 100m, 200m, John Gray
Ashleigh Nalty – high jump, 400m, John Gray
Shanique Yen – long jump, 400m, John Gray
Gizelle Wright – 100m, 200m, John Gray
Kristen Dixon – 100m hurdles, 100m, John Gray
Travis Webb – high jump, long jump, John Gray
Mauricio Terry – javelin, high jump, John Gray
Melinda Mclean – 100m, 200m, Heritage High
Jon-Mikol Rankin – 100m, high jump, Pace High School and Elroy Allen – 200m, adult