Schools on track for annual athletics battle

| 26/03/2012

5412515.jpg(CNS): Some 300 athletes from eight high schools will be facing off on next week at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex for third Inter-secondary Schools Track and Field Championships. The islands’ premier high school track and field event is collaboration between government the Cayman Islands Athletic Association (CIAA) and event sponsors Dart and Maples.  Cayman Islands Athletic Association President Dalton Watler said, “This track and field event was designed to give our athletes a chance to participate and shine in front of a home crowd and we encourage people to come out and support them.”

To date students from John Gray, Clifton Hunter, Triple C, Layman E. Scott, Grace Christian Academy, Cayman Academy, Cayman International School and Wesleyan Christian Academy have been registered to participate.

Sports minister Mark Scotland said the event is and important stepping stone for many young athletes. “They can test their skills, find their strengths and work out their weaknesses on home soil,” he said.

Adding his ministry’s weight to the event this year, education minister said last week that sports at school level is an important ingredient in a child's educational experience as he encouraged everyone to come out to the free event and support the country’s young athletes.
“This is our students’ chance to shine, and as a community we should be there,” added Scotland.

Admission is free and event times are Monday, 2 April from 9am – 3pm and Tuesday, 3 April from 4 – 9pm.

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