Lacee Barnes, Cayman’s five-time CARIFTA Games medallist, took fifth place in the shot put at the Conference USA Indoor Championships in Birmingham Alabama, on 22 Feb.
Barnes also competed in the weight throw event, where she came in 22nd. While those finishes weren’t the athlete’s best performances, the junior at the University of Texas San Antonio is optimistic heading into the outdoor season, which begins next month and is where Barnes shines.
“It was a decent close to my indoor season,” said Barnes. “I was able to throw near my personal best while scoring points for my team. Now, I will be focusing on my opener for the outdoor season in my main discipline of discus and still working on shot put.”
Barnes will open her outdoor season at the UTSA Invitational on 19-21 of March.