Cayman Islands sprinter Kemar Hyman proved that his qualification for the Olympics was no fluke when he shattered the national 100 metres record over the weekend
Hyman won the 100m Atlantic Coast Conference meet at Virginia’s Lannigan Field on Saturday for Florida State University’s Seminoles team. His winning time of 10.07 seconds ranks No.2 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association this season and No.3 in the world.
What makes Hyman, who had already posted an A-standard Olympic qualifying time in the 100m this year, even more proud is he now holds the Cayman Islands national record outright. He previously shared the mark with former Seminole volunteer assistant coach Kareem Steete-Thompson, when he ran 10.14 seconds at the Florida Relays recently.
Hyman, 22, will be in the 100m against the world champion Yohan Blake at the Cayman Invitational at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on 9 May. Michael Frater, another world ranked Jamaican, will also be in the field.