Kenrick likes the schools meet

No medals from the Cayman athletes that went to Bermuda for the CARIFTA Track and Field Games over the Easter weekend but they still gave of their best.

Javelin hope Alexander Pascal was fourth with a throw of 63.88 metres, which was exactly 14 metres behind the winning throw by a Trinidadian.

Middle distance runner Tiffany Cole was eighth in the 800 metres and fifth in the 1500m. Ashleigh Nalty was fifth in the high jump, Jonathan Frederick was seventh in both the shot put and discus. Trenwick Coleman did not make the opening height in the high jump.

Despite no medals head coach Kenrick Williams was satisfied with their effort. “Alex threw his best but even if he had thrown a personal best he would not have medalled,” he said. “He should now concentrate on the Central American and Caribbean Juniors in El Salvador and the World Junior Champs in Barcelona after.”

Williams is pleased that last week’s Inter-Secondary Schools Championships was such a success. “They were fantastic.

“Every island that does well in track and field has a strong inter-secondary school programme, typified by Jamaica’s ‘Champs’ meets.

“The others are Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and The Bahamas.

“These are the nations that do well at CARIFTA, the CACs and World Juniors. With this in place we are more likely to get the best of the crop staying in the sport.”

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