Truman Bodden Track Meet revived

| 04/03/2011

(CIAA): The Cayman Islands Athletic Association will be staging the 2011 renewal of the Truman Bodden Track Meet on Saturday March 12, 2011 at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex starting at 9:00am. The Meet, which is sponsored by noted Attorney-at-Law, Truman Bodden, has been staged for over 20 years and is the second major Meet of the Association’s calendar. Bodden has been an ardent supporter of track and field for well in excess of two decades as well as of the Association, whom he has assisted in obtaining corporate sponsorship from other local business houses.

With the Inter-Primary Track & Field Championships now looming it is expected that there will be a swelling of local athletes competing at this Meet in preparation for these Championships.

Athletes expected to participate at this Meet include Carifta Games 2010 Gold medalist Chantelle Morrison, Ashleigh Nalty, Gizelle Wright, Melinda McLean, Kristen Dixon, Anissa Owen, Travis Webb, Mauricio Terry, Troy Long, Lloyd Barker, Reynaldo Kelly-Vernon, Jerome Bodden, Tristan Von-Kirchenheim, Andrew Frederick, Philip Ritch, Dwayne Anglin, Mitchell Forbes, Carl Grant and Alex Pascal, as well as veterans from past Championships such as Robert Ibeh, Rhymiech Adolphus, and David Hamil. Much interest will also be focused on the younger rising athletes such as Jouri Haylock, Annikay Anderson, Casey Edwards-Faud, Ryan Kirkaldy and 2010 Caribbean Under 11 girls 100m and 200m gold medalist Mikayla McLaughlin, Under 15 Boys Shot Put silver medalist Jonathan Frederick and Open girls 800m bronze medallist Tiffany Cole.

Age groups eligible to participate are: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17 and over.

Events to be contested are: Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Turbo Javelin, Ball Throw, 100m Hurdles, 80m, 100m, 150m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1500m.

The Meet promises to be an exciting one, as many of the athletes seek to improve their performances in the sprints, jumps, throws, hurdles and mid distance events.

Completed registration forms should be emailed to caymanathletics@gmail.com or returned to Liz Ibeh 925-4763, Coach Williams 925-1943, Coach Yen 925-6917 or Coach Wason 916-6966.

Registration closes on Thursday 10 March.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    17 and over. Yes that means you. You think that just because you are in your 20s, 30s or 40s (or even higher) you cannot run a mile or less.
    Of course you can, and you may even surprise yourself. So get out of the comfort zone and sign up for something.

    Healthy living is for all.