Lacee Barnes, Cayman’s five-time CARIFTA Games medallist, competed at the FasTrak Collegiate meet in Houston, Texas on 11 Jan. and secured a second-place finish in shot put.
Barnes attends the University of Texas in San Antonio, where she competes as part of the track-and-field team. Over the weekend, Barnes took part in the Ted Nelson Invitational on the Texas A&M campus, placing fifth in shot put. The university junior said the meets are preparation for bigger things to come.
Caymanian Kareem Streete-Thompson is the Roadrunners’ associate head coach. He coaches the team’s sprinters, as well as the jump and relay events.“For the start of the season, I am pleased with my results,” Barnes told the Cayman Compass. “Shot put and weight throw are my secondary/minor events that I compete in for the indoor season. I have aspirations to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in my main event, discus. I will open up in discus at the start of outdoor season sometime in March.”