With the Carifta Games around the
corner a lot of track and field meets are taking place in Cayman.
One of them took place recently in Bodden Town
and showcased of established track prodigies and up-and-coming talents.
Over 30 kids took part in the meet
representing track teams such as the Mustangs and team Hy-tek to schools
including Bodden Town, St. Ignatius and Montessori By the
Participants were broken down into
age groups ranging from 7-8 year-olds to those aged 17 and older.
As one might expect the more
well-known athletes did well. Taj Yen, son of local track coach Tyrone Yen, won
the Boys 7-8 60m and 150m events.
Ashleigh Nalty won the Girls 15-16
400m, Gizelle Wright won the Girls 17 and over 400m and 200m and Chantelle
Morrison won the Girls 15-16 200m.
A number of other children did well
for themselves. Anniekay Anderson, representing George Town, dazzled throughout the day and
won three events in the Girls 9-10 Ball Throw, 200m and 60m.
Jouri Haylock, representing West Bay,
was a solid performer with wins in the Boys 11-12 Shot Putt and 200m events. Bodden Town’s
Jada Wright also excelled winning the Girls 11-12 200m and 60m.