The newly formed Trinity Performance Track Club had their first international meet last month in Atlanta, Georgia, guided by head coach Ato Stephens whilst his wife Cydonie Mothersill competed in a development meet nearby.
Trinity competed in the USA Junior Olympics Georgia so all performances were certified by the athletics body IAAF over the two days of the meet. The other coach was Anthony Chin and manager Scimone Campbell.
The Trinity group included Tyler Lee who won the inter-scholastic 400 metres, sprinter Derrick Hellvestor and Louis Gordon who broke the inter-primary long and high jump records. The baby of the squad was Monique Gordon, Louis’s sister, who is only eight and the most senior was David Hamil, 27, who hopes to compete in the Pan American Games in October.
Everyone gave 100 per cent did well even if they did not finish on the podium. Hamil was third in the sprints, 100 and 200 metres and recorded personal bests in both. Lee won the boys 16-17 400m and had a personal bests in the long jump.
Hellvestor recorded personal bests in the 100m and long jump and Louis Gordon won the boys 11-12 long jump. Jousha O’Garro (boys 9-10) won the 100m and 200m and was second in the long jump. Valeska Bennett (girls 11-12) won the 100m and long jump and was second in the 200m.
Monique Gordon won the 100m and long jump and was second in the 200m.
Overall Stephens was pleased with everybody’s contribution. He said: “Everybody did their best which is all I can ask of them. David Hamil set both PBs in each event and has the fastest time in the 200m and second fastest in the 100m in the country behind college-based Kemar Hyman.
“Trinity Performance Track Club would like to thank the following sponsors for assisting us for such a successful season; LIME, Caledonian, Water Authority, Admiral, Cayman Airways, Miracle Brokers, National Security, Bodden & Bodden Attorneys at Law, HSBC and all private sponsors. We really appreciate your help.”