The best of Cayman’s track and field talent flexed their limbs and there were are number of exceptional performances again.
It was at the George Town District Meet at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Saturday and some of the best adults got a chance to compete with the kids too.
Watched by sprint queen Cydonie Mothersill, who was helping officiate, Dee-Ann Foster cruised to 800 metres victory in the women’s race in 2 minutes 26.4 seconds. Emerging talent Tiffany Cole was second, winning her girls 15-16 age group in the process, in 2:30.40, ahead of Ashley McLean, who is also improving quickly.
Jouri Haylock is another one to watch out for. He won the boys 13-14 high jump and the 200m and the 400m. Sheyla Torres is coming on in the sprints.
Winning the 200m and 400m in the women’s 17-plus category.
Philip Ritch got some invaluable experience when Cayman hosted the CARIFTAs last year and he put that to good use to win the men’s 100m in 11.1 seconds. Dwayne Anglin-Folkes, also known as an accomplished boxer, was second in 11.7. There was a men’s 3,000m too and road running champ Scott Brittain won that in 9:53.5, closely followed by Russell Coleman (9:57.5) and Derek Larner (10:24.2).
In the field events, Mauricio Terry comfortably won the men’s javelin with a throw of 44.91 metres, ahead of Anglin-Folkes (41.91m) and Alex Pascal (41.18m). Andrew Frederick won the men’s discus and shot put and Jonathan Frederick won the boys 15-16 javelin and shot.
Track technical director Kenrick Williams said: “I was impressed with lots of the performances from the youngsters but the outstanding ones for me were Sheyla Torres and seeing Gerome Bodden winning the Under-17 boys 100m and 200m. Kase Faud-Edwards is tiny but she looked good in winning the Under-10 girls 100m and 150m.”