Maples meet runs ahead

With the Carifta Games fast
approaching, Cayman is seeing a plethora of track meets aimed at the country’s
youngest and brightest in the sport.

Friday sees the next important
event as the Department of Sports has organized the Maples Interscholastic
(inter-secondary school) track and field meet.

The Truman Bodden Sports Complex is
slated to see athletics action take place from 9am until about 5:30pm. 

Among other things, the competition
is geared towards highlighting student athletes and providing opportunities for
increased recognition, fostering healthy competition amongst the various secondary
schools across the Islands and school patriotism, increasing the number of high
school sports competitions, elevating the profile of participating schools and
the importance of physical and mental development and providing additional
incentives for aspiring athletes to excel in sports and education.

This year there are 12 schools
participating. Some 250 to 400 students are slated to attend along with 120 volunteers.

Participating schools are: New
Horizons High School, Leading Edge High School, Heritage
High School, Pace
High School, Triple C School, Cayman Prep School,
St. Ignatius
High School, Lighthouse
School, Cayman
International School,
John Gray 
High School, Grace
Christian Academy
and Cayman Brac High School.

Awards include trophies, gift
certificates and notebook personal computers. All of those prizes are made
possible by the generous sponsorship of Maples and Calder.

The pubic is encouraged to come out
and support their school and its wonderful student athletes.

For more information on the meet,
please log on to the Department of Sports website at
www.departmentofsports.com.

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