Trinity Track Club held its first meet of the season and four athletes reached CARIFTA qualifying standards.
At the meet at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Saturday, CARIFTA marks were met in the 1500 meters by Tahj Lewis in 4 minutes 08.09 seconds, Dominic Dyer (4:10.06) and Kiara McLaughlin (5:09.01), and Mustang Track Club’s Jacob Scott in the men’s high jump, with a height of 1.95m.
Other impressive performances included Trinity’s Javon Walter, who achieved a personal best in the high jump of 1.81m, and Aijah Lewis with a high jump of 1.51m.
Mustang’s Rashaun Connolly, Johan Josephs and Tatyana Martin produced strong 400m season openers, particularly Josephs, who won the men’s 400m Open in 49.40 seconds.
Team Incvitus showed great strength by running the Under-18 4x200m relay as well as the men’s open 4x200m relay with the same team members.
The Trinity quartet of Monique Gordon, Jaden Francis, Tori Ann Gonez and Ashantae Graham ran strong races to set a team personal best and a meet record in the 800m sprint medley and 4x100m. Also, Hannah Robinson showed good form in the U-14 girls 100m.
The meet was organized by Trinity coach Ato Stephens. “I thank all the athletes who participated, the parents who came out and the Cayman Islands Amateur Athletics officials and Harmonic Health Group & Consolidated Water for their support,” he said.
Stephens also thanked the prison officers team and fire station department teams who competed in a 4x100m relay.
The men’s relay proved to be exciting with the firefighters holding off a fast-closing Prison Officers Team, while the Women Officers held off the blazing track CIAA association combined team.