Athletes break records as competition heightens

| 05/04/2010

(CNS): Following two days of athletic competition six records have now broken been broken at the CARIFTA 2010 games in both track and field events. One of those new records belongs Jehue Gordon of Trinidad & Tobago who logged a time of 49.76 in the Men’s U20 400 Meter Hurdles knocking a quarter of a second of his own CARIFTA Record. Cydonie Mothersill (left) one of Cayman’s elite athletes received a bronze medal at a special ceremony due to a change in result of a 2003 World Championships 200metre race when she was pushed out of the medals by a competitor who has since been found to have used an illegal drug. (Photo by Dennie Warren Jr)

Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, CARIFTA 2010Meanwhile, back on the track, the Cayman Islands’ athletes were making their presence. According to the CARIFTA site Cayman’s boys U17 4 x 100 metre relay team came in fourth on the second day of competition the Jamaicans took gold in the race but Dimitri Chambers, Troy Long, Rajay Reid and Rejaun Henry, Rejaun put in a great performance with a time of 44.06. (Photo Dennie Warren Jr)
Chantelle Morrison who already has a gold medal has qualified for the 200 metre U17 final today however,  the runner incurred a hamstring injury during the semi-finals yesterday (4 April) and it is not yet certain if Morrison will be competing in today’s finals where the young athlete could take her second medal.  
Cayman is currently in 8th position on the medal’s table with one gold medal while Jamaica is still way out in front with 47 medals 23 of which are gold.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s kinda disappointing comprehensive coverage of this major event on CNS considering it is being held on home soil. I wonder why the holding back?

    CNS: There are just two of us running this whole operation and Wendy is the only CNS journalist on Grand Cayman. Unless you can find a way to add 8 hours onto the normal 24-hour day there will be things we cannot cover – sports, unfortunately, being one of them. Despite the fact that we have no sports reporter we still managed to publish news of Chantelle’s gold medal 2 days before the Compass.

  2. JEB says:

    Congrats TEAM CAYMAN…………… continue to train hard and look forward to CARIFTA 2011.

    Congrats Cydonie on finally receiving your BRONZE MEDAL, I was so proud as I watched you receive your medal.

    You all continue keep focused and continue to shine.





  3. whodatis says:

    Cydonie is still as gorgeous as ever – haven’t seen her for some time now.

    She always had a sweet smile and humble demeanor to match – definitely a great role model for our young women to look up to. Too bad her career requires her to be away from home for extended periods of time.

    All the best Miss Lady – still rooting for and supporting you in your outstanding athletic career!

    (I can remember being positioned at the finish line back in the day with orders to catch her as she was almost guaranteed to "pass out" at the end due to lack of nourishment – girl didn’t like to eat back then for nothing! Used to drive poor Ms. Rockett insane! Lol!)


  4. CaymanLover says:

    I think Cayman really needed this – move the focus from all the negative and just enjoy the youths out there who choose not to commit crimes.  Lets put the focus on them, the kids who have goals and work hard to achieve what they want.  These CARIFTA games have brought us back to life, morale was so low, lets keep this going! 

  5. Jamaipanese says:

    congats team Jamaica. Great job hosting Cayman. Well fought to all our caribbean friends!

  6. EastSider says:

    No matter how many medals they got I am very proud of the effort they all put out.  I have been following it on TV and it wasn’t for lack of effort that they did not receive more medals.  Congratulations Team Cayman !!!!