Cuffy snatches double

Cayman’s Tyrell Cuffy recorded three in a row wins in the men’s 200 metres representing his college King College at the at the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association Championships in Hutchinson, Kansas over the weekend.

Cuffy, 20, is the son of cricket’s technical director Theo Cuffy.

He successfully defended his 100m and 200m titles and was named men’s Most Valuable Performer. Cuffy won the 100m in 10.41 seconds and the 200m in 21.06secs. Cayman’s Kemar Hyman was second in the 100m in 10.52secs.

Cuffy said: ‘I worked so hard to double up this year.
It feels great to have won both. I started of the year a little slower than I did last year and I was very worried whether or not I’ll be able to perform at a high level this year.

‘But I trusted in my coach and with the proper training he got me back to where I’m supposed to be.

‘My ambitions for the summer are just to continue to run quickly and hopefully drop my times.

‘Coach Kenrick Williams (Cayman’s athletics technical director) informed me that I’ll be travelling to a few meets in July, so hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to lower my times at those meets.

‘Physically and mentally I don’t think I’m ready for the World Champs this year in August. I have not qualified yet, but I’m training hard so hopefully I will qualify and represent my country in Berlinu.

‘It was slightly disappointing, not to qualifying for the Beijing Olympics last year because it would have given me great experience to compete at that level of competition and also to represent my country. But I’m still very young and hopefully the 2012 Olympics will see me there. I’m hoping to go as fast as God allows me to go.’