Ryhmiech dashes for London place

The Truman Bodden track meet at the sports complex saw some outstanding performances in front of Truman Bodden himself who was the main sponsor yet again and who gave out medals.

Many of the athletes have major tournaments approaching, particularly the CARIFTA Games over the Easter weekend. Some of the seniors have a burning desire to reach the London Olympics.

One ambitious sprinter is Ryhmiech Adolphus who won the men’s 100 metres by a wide margin, in 10.98 seconds. Although his time was relatively slow, there was a strong head wind which explains the second fastest time of 11.74 seconds, ran by Stephon Johnson. Teenager Demetri Chambers, who hopes to go to CARIFTA, was third fastest in 12.00. Johnson also won the 200m, in 22.93 seconds, and leapt 6.70m to win the long jump.

Tristan Von Kirchenheim is CARIFTA bound after running the 3,000m in 10 minutes 41.1 seconds. He was racing with Jonathan Shillito for most of the race but the Londoner dropped out a couple of laps from the end, presumably his work done to help Von Kirchenheim to a fast time.

In the field events it was nice to see Ashleigh return to the high jump after a long break. She finished with a leap of 1.65m. Brackers Jonathan and Andrew Frederick were busy in the throws and Alex Pascal limbered up with a javelin throw of 64.55m.

Pick of the younger competitors included Pearl Morgan, Mikayla McLaughlin, Kiara McLaughlin and Kirk Williamson.

The next track meet is the CUC one this weekend over two sessions. It starts on Friday at 6pm and continues the next morning at nine.