US track star accepts invitation to run in Cayman

| 14/03/2013

Carmelita+Jeter+Olympics+Day+14+Athletics+_WGoBgBsplJl (293x400).jpgCNS):  Olympic gold medal winner, Carmelita Jeter, will be returning to Cayman this year to star in the Cayman Invitational. Jeter joins six time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt in line-up of the world’s top athletes set to appear in the Cayman Islands Invitational on 8 May at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. The invitational is one of the biggest athletic track meets of its kind in the Caribbean, and even though it is only in its second year, it has quickly established itself as a high level track meet attracting the very best athletes.Carmelita Jeter, known as “The Jet” for her lightning speed on the track, will be making her second appearance at the event, having led the female line-up in the inaugural meet last year.

Jeter took home two gold medals in the 100m and the 4 x 100m relay and silver medal in the 200m at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Then last at the 2012 London Olympic Games, Jeter won gold with her US teammates in the 4 x 100m relay , setting a new world record, she also took the silver in the 100m and bronze in the 200m.
“I am very excited to return to the Cayman Invitational,” Jeter said. “I really enjoyed being part of the inaugural meet that took place last year. I was very proud of my friend and Meet Director Cydonie Mothersill-Stephens, for the great job that she and her staff did putting it together. They put on a first class competition and treated everybody in a very welcoming way.”

The Cayman Invitational, organised by Cayman’s own sprinter Cydonie Mothersill-Stephens of KyStar Athletics will consist of 12 track and two field events, featuring over eighty professional track athletes. For more information visit:  contact:

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Come one come all, bring your friends & family, but most of all, bring a fist full if $$$$$!


  2. WHAT !!!!!!! says:

    Just Curious if Ronald Forbes has been invited home for this or it just a foriegn thing????? I hope and pray Cydonie and all them other no shows at the olympics stay far under the stadium in the planning box as we not so proud of them anymore…Sorry but its the truth.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I hope this brings people from all 4 corners of the world! that should boost the Cayman economy


    • Anonymous says:

      I'm just waiting for the bad mind ppl to come out saying this American needs status like they did to Bolt who sure as hell don't need or want it.




  4. steven says:

    Wow.  This is getting better. Bolt and the female side of track!

    • Anonymous says:

      All missing now is the pocket rocket Shelly-ann Fraser-Pryce to be her competition.