Track meet brings out champions

The Truman Bodden track meet took
place on Saturday 20 February and showcased the depth of Cayman’s track and
field talent.

Competition took place across age
groups ranging from the 7-8 year group all the way up to 17 and over. The meet
also featured a contingent of athletes from Cayman Brac, who acquitted
themselves well of their task, taking home a number of wins and podium

On the field, Reynaldo Kelly-Vernon
claimed the boys 15-16 javelin competition, with Alexandra Terry taking the
women 17 and over competition and Kadane Hall taking the same event for men 17
and over.

In the long jump, Amanda Ferguson
took the girls 9-10 competition, jumping a mere centimetre further than Mara
McLean. Tatayna Martin won the girls 11-12 long jump, with Jeavhon Jackson
claiming the boys 11-12 event.

In the high jump, Amelia Gillespie
claimed the girls 15-16 event, with Stephanny Reys taking the women 17 and over

In the discus throw, Andrew
Frederick claimed the boys 15-16 competition, with Alexandra Terry claiming the
women 17 and over event. Kadane Hall took the men 17 and over discus throw.

The younger athletes participated
in the ball throw event, with Taj Yen taking the boys 7-8 event and Antonia
Mena and Jakob Visser claiming the girls and boys 9-10 events respectively.

In the shot put, Jouri Haylock
claimed the boys 11-12 division, with Patricia Parchman-Scott and Daviel Foster
taking their respective competitions in the 13-14 age group. Reynaldo
Kelly-Vernon continued his excellent performance in the field, claiming the
boys 15-16 shot put, with Amelia Gillespie as the top girl. Flynn Bush claimed
the men 17 and over shot put.

There were some excellent
performances on the track as well.

In the 80m dash for girls 7-8
Ashantae Graham was the winner, with Damani Goddard claiming the boys 7-8 race.

In the 100m dash, Valeska Bennett
finished in a dead heat with Anniekay Anderson in the girls 9-10 race, with
Chayce Jones winning the boys 9-10 event.

In the 11-12 age group, Jada Wright
claimed the girls race, with Jouri Haylock claiming the boys race.

Kimberly Lyttle took the girls
13-14 title.

Chantell Morrison took the girls
100m dash crown, with Rajay Reid claiming the boys 100m dash title.

Joseph Suberan did well to claim
the men 17 and over 100m dash.

In the 100m hurdles, Kristen Dixon
claimed the title for girls 15-16.

In the 150m for girls 7-8, Ashantae
Graham took the win, with Yanic Haylock claiming the boys 7-8 race.

In the 200m a number of athletes
claimed the sprint double, with Anniekay Anderson, Jada Wright, Jouri Haylock,
Rajay Reid, Kimberley Lyttle and Chantell Morrison all doubling up. Deandre
Rowe claimed the boys 9-10 200m crown, while Carl Grant claimed the men 17 and
over race.

In the 400m, Kimberly Lyttle
claimed the full set, adding the 400m crown to her 100m and 200m crowns in the
girls 13-14 division. Jeavhon Jackson claimed the boys 11-13 race, while Jameal
Welcome took the men 400m title.

In the 800m, Ammarie Bodden took
the girls title, with Jameal Welcome taking the boys 11 and over title.

In the 1500m, Tiffany Cole claimed
the women’s title.

The next track meet takes place
this coming Saturday with the George Town District meet at the Truman Bodden
Sports Complex.