Gillispie runs to the podium

Track and field athletes like Ameilia Gillispie did well in Bermuda.

Gillispie took silver in the 200 metres last Thursday in a time of 25.26 seconds at the 2013 NatWest Island Games. For the Cayman Brac native, it was her third medal at the competition for the Cayman Islands as she earned gold in the 100m hurdles in 14.69 seconds and gold in the 100m in 12.28 seconds.

Gillispie’s haul was part of nine medals athletics contributed to Cayman’s tally. On Thursday, David Hamil grabbed silver in the 200m in 22.28 seconds. As of midday Friday, Cayman was fifth overall with 42 medals: 17 gold, 19 silver and six bronze.

Other sports produced medals as well. In gymnastics, Bethany Dikau won silver in the women’s set individual vault. In shooting, Christopher Jackson took silver in the automatic 
ball trap.

Andrew Petts won gold in sailboarding and Samantha Widmer took bronze in golf.

Swimming would continue to lead the charge with 21 medals as of Friday. Lara Butler won gold in the 200m butterfly in 2.16.45 and silver in the 50m backstroke in 29.91. Geoffrey Butler claimed gold in the 400m freestyle in 3.56.91. Geoffrey would be part of the 4 x 100m free relay team, alongside Brett Fraser, Shaune Fraser and Alex McCallum, that nabbed gold in 3.20.65.