Gillespie grabs CAC bronze

The curtains came down on the X111 CAC Age Group Championship held in the Bahamas at the Thomas Robinson Stadium last weekend.

The Cayman Islands team with a combined score of 17,770 placed 12 out of 20 countries with Barbados taking the top spot over hosts Bahamas and Jamaica.

Amelia Gillespie from Cayman Brac was the lone medalists. She placed third in the 13-14 age group girls High Jump with a leap of 1.51m.

Other notable performances came from Leandro Powell in the 11-12 age group Boys High jump as his 1.40m effort tied him with three other competitors for third place, unfortunately on the count back he was awarded fifth place.

Justin Nalty also managed a sixth place finish in the 13-14 age group boy’s high jump with a leap of 1.60m.

On the team scores for 11-12 age group girls, Cayman’s representative Kiara McLaughlin and Jada Wright had a combined score of 3,287 pts, as Aruba with 5,081pts was first, followed by Bermuda 5,065 and the Netherlands Antilles 4,822.

The boy’s equivalent saw Jeavhon Jackson and Leandro Powell amassing a total of 4,612 pts, as Barbados took top honors in that division with 6,319 pts followed by Puerto Rico 5,712 pts and Jamaica third 5,703 pts.

Gillespie and Shenelle Stewart representing the 13-14 age group girls had a combined score of 6,196 pts as top honours went to Dominica with a combined score of 8,101pts followed by Barbados with 7,868 pts and Jamaica 7,792 pts.

Cayman’s loan representative in the boys 13/14 division Justin Nalty scored 3,890 pts in his seven events to finish in 19 th place overall out of 27 athletes.

Head coach Tyrone Yen said: ‘Tthe team produced a gusty performance as the athletes gave their all with each athlete having completed six to seven events over a two day period, with quite a few also producing personal bests.

Travelling with the team was Yen, manager Sana Tugman and assistant coach Anthony Chin.

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