Truman’s track buzz

The Cayman Islands Athletic Association will be staging the 2009 renewal of the Truman Bodden track meet tomorrow at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

The meet, which is sponsored by Attorney-at-Law, local politician and former MLA and Government minister Truman Bodden, has been staged for over 20 years and is the second major meet of the association’s calendar.

Bodden has been an ardent supporter of track and field for well in excess of two decades as well as of the association, whom he has assisted in obtaining corporate sponsorship from other local businesses.

With the primary school football season now at an end and the Inter-Primary Track & Field Championships now looming, there will be a swelling of local athletes competing at this meet in preparation for those competitions.

Athletes expected to participate at this meet include Carifta Games prospects such as Chantelle Morrison, Ashleigh Nalty, Gizelle Wright, Melinda McLean, Kristen Dixon, Anissa Owen, Jahzenia Thomas, Avril Myers, Alexandra Terry, Travis Webb, Mauricio Terry and Joseph Suberan.

In addition there is slated to be seniors competing such as Shane Evans, Robert Ibeh, Stephon Johnson and Rhymiech Adolphus.

Much interest will also be focused on the younger rising athletes such as Shenelle Stewart, Jada Wright, Pearl Morgan and Caribbean Under 150m silver medallist Mikayla McLaughlin and Under 11 Boys silver medallist Jouri Haylock.

Registration is open to ages 6 and above and forms are available at the CIAA’s office at the Sports Complex or by contacting Coach Williams at 323-0163, Coach Yen at 925-6917 or Coach Wason at 916-6966. Registration closes at 6:00pm on Thursday 5th March 2009.

The meet promises to be exciting, as many of the athletes seek to improve their performances in the sprints, jumps, throws, hurdles and mid distance events.

The pubic is invited to come out and show their support to the athletes.

If you have any questions, contact Elizabeth Ibeh at 925-4763 or Harcourt Wason at 916-6966.

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