Cydonie Mothersill made another welcome appearance in a local track meet recently, giving another burst of inspiration to the track community gathered for the Caribbean Utilities Company’s meet.
Mothersill ran in the men’s 100 and 200m metres relays for Trinity in two highly competitive fields at the Truman Bodden track. She is building up for her first major meet in Montego Bay in May.
Pick of the other performances included Rymiech Adolphus who won the men’s 200m in 21.0 seconds and Christopher Sampson who won the men’s 100m in 10.9secs.
Mauricio Terry threw a terrific 44.45 metres to win the men’s javelin and sensational 800m runner Tiffany Cole strolled in a full 15 seconds ahead of Ashley McLean.
There were also good 800m runs from Tahj Lewis and Alex Moroney who won their respective races. Mark Hogan won the men’s 800m ahead of Derek Larner and David Shibli who was third.
Larner also won one of the 1500m races and road king Scott Brittain won the other ahead of James Ogden and Marius Acker. Brittain was in dominant form, winning the Irish Jog two days previously, then the 3,000m the previous night.
David Hamil won the 400m in 49.9secs, well ahead of Carl Grant (51.8secs) and Lloyd Barker (53.0secs).
Teenage sprinter Jerome Bodden was also in superb form. Cayman Brac’s Jonathan Frederick won his shot put and javelin events and his cousin Andrew Frederick won his category in the shot too. Chantelle Morrison is back to her best in the sprints.
Of the younger ones, Kase Faud-Edwards was brilliant again and Mikayl McLaughlin’s early season form suggests she is going to have a great year. Youngsters Daekalei Tulloch and Kiera McLaughlin are also impressing too.
Cydonie hopes to see the teenagers emulating her in the future.
One of them is sprinter Danielle Conolly who received a pair of Mothersill’s Saucony spikes from the Commonwealth Games gold medallist.
Conolly was extremely grateful for the expensive gift. Mothersill said: “It’s my pleasure to give a pair of shoes to Danielle. Anything I can do to help someone’s track career is a boost for me too.”
There is more track action this week with the Inter-Primary Championships on Thursday and Friday.
The Cayman Islands Athletic Association is hosting a series of time trials on Saturday from 9am.
It is the final opportunity for athletes to qualify for the CARIFTA Games over the Easter weekend in Montego Bay.
It also offers competition for those who have already met the qualifying standards, as well as competition for the senior athletes.
Age groups eligible to participate are: 13-14, 15-16, 17 and over.