Hyman to sprint with running stars at local invitational

| 05/04/2013

(CNS): Local running star Kemar Hyman has been confirmed for the line-up of talented track stars at this year’s Cayman Invitational which will take place on May 8 at Truman Bodden. This is Hyman’s second year participating in the Cayman Invitational. “I am very excited to come back and compete in the Cayman Islands in front of my home crowd,” Hyman said. “It is something I have looked forward to since last year’s meet.  Training is going very well and I have put the injury that side-lined me at the Olympics behind me.  I am anxious to mix it up with the talented athletes being brought in for this meet.”

Running in the Florida Relays for Florida State University, Kemar qualified for London 2012 Olympic Games in the 100 metre event with a time of 10.14 seconds. Not long after qualifying, he shattered Cayman’s National 100 metre record at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) meet with a winning time of 10.07 seconds. Since then, Kemar has lowered the National record twice – with a time of 10.04 and 9.95 respectively.

Despite making it safely through to the men’s 100 metres semi-finals at the London Olympics after the 22-year-old ran his Olympic heat in 10.16 seconds coming fourth behind the USA’s Ryan Bailey (9.88), Ben Youssef Meite of the Ivory Coast (10.06) and Canada’s Justyn Warner (10.09) he failed to compete in that semi-final race due to an injury.  However Hyman won an ACC Championship as a member of the team that captured first place in the 4x100m relay at the ACC Outdoor Championships. He was then selected as an NCAA All American for his accomplishments with the 4×100 team.

“We are excited to showcase a Cayman Olympic Team member to the hometown crowd,” said Meet Director, Cydonie Mothersill-Stephens. “It is an exciting time for Caymanian athletes, and we hope the youth will be inspired by the talent they see on the track at this year’s event.”

For more information visit:  http://caymaninvitational.com/v13/ or please contact: info@caymaninvitational.com

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