The Cayman Islands Athletic Association launched its new track season with the staging of the Damion Rose Sprint & Distance Track Meet on Saturday.
It was at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex and dedicated to the memory of Damion Rose, a talented athlete, aged 20, who sadly drowned off Public Beach two months ago.
His parents received a plaque from the track association and track queen Cydonie Mothersill, unable to attend, sent a message of condolence which was read out in a short ceremony in his remembrance.
Daneliz Thomas used the opportunity to flex her arm in the javelin and the CARIFTA athlete who unexpectedly won a bronze medal there earlier this year threw an impressive 33.19 meters, which was well over the CARIFTA qualifying mark of 30.48m.
Pick of the other athletes who did well included Anniekay Anderson, Rashaun Connolly, Jasun Sairsingh, Tatayna Martin, Javon Taylor, Rajay Reid and Tavaris Fowler.
Track coach Tyrone Yen said: “Apart from Daneliz the other excellent performances came from Rajay who won the Under-20 150 meters and 300m, Tavaris in the Open 600m and Rashaun Connolly winning the U-16 150m.”
The next event is this weekend. It is the Trinity Odd Events Track Meet, again at the Truman Bodden on Saturday, beginning at 3.30 p.m.
It was at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex and dedicated to the memory of Damion Rose, a talented athlete who sadly drowned off Public Beach two months ago.