Hyman wins 100m heat, ready for semis

| 28/07/2014

(CNS): Kemar Hyman streaked down the track, Sunday to win his heat in the men's 100m sprint and set himself up for this evenings semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow at 7-30pm UK time. The sprinter will be running in lane 4 looking for a place in the final of what is always one of the most exciting events at international  meets. Meanwhile, Brett Fraser missed the medal podium in the men's 50m butterfly final when he finished 5th, clocking 23:66, Friday evening. However, the 24 year old swimmer made it through his 50m freestyle heat today with a time of 22:29 11th overall, setting himself up for another shot at a medal.

He told Cayman's pool sports reporter, Matthew Yates that he was upbeat about his chances in the 50 meter freestyle and not too disappointed about the butterfly.

“It’s always nice to medal and be on the podium,” Fraser said. “But not medaling serves as motivation for me to continue to train that much harder and strive to be there at the next competition. I thought it went pretty well. Right now, I can’t really think of too many things that I did incorrectly. When I came into the warmups, we ran through the race, simulated it a few times and it went just as smoothly as we had practiced. I’m very happy with that swim.”

Although Geoffrey Butler was second in his 200m freestyle race with a personal best his time of 1:57.13 was not fast enough to qualify. Coming in 7th in his heat in a time of 16:14:39 for the 1500m freestyle Butler also failed to qualify in that event.

Speaking about Friday Butler noted he knocked over a second of his best time. “I went out strong and just tried to hold on tofinish the swim, it was good. My main event will be the one on Monday so we’ll see how that will go," he told Yates.

Ebanks, based out of Essex in England, also missed out on the semis due to his time which was still a lifetime best.

Lauren Hew, qualified for the 50m backstroke semis in a time of 30:55 and will have to give it all shes got this evening if she is to make it to the finals. Cayman’s youngest athlete had also made the reserve list for the 100m back semis, which she says was a great accomplishment.

“It was just a bit over my Personal Best,” Hew said. “I was pretty nervous but I think for my first race at such a big competition is pretty good. I was training at Loughborough University for a couple days and then I got into the village and started training in this pool. I’ve never been in such an amazing pool so it was really good to train here and I felt really good coming into the competition.

Chris Jackson will compete in day two of the trap qualifiers tomorrow at the Barry Buddon Shooting Center in Carnoustie. Jackson, 47, is the last of the team members to fire after Edison ‘Eddie’ McLean and Andrew Schirn got their shots in last week. Schirn, 18, and McLean, 44, both competed in the skeet event but were eliminated in the opening stages. Schirn says his first Games experience was positive.

“I’ve really enjoyed it so far and I hope to be back in four years,” Schirn who finished 18th said to the pool reporter. “At first, it was pretty nerve-racking having cameras videotaping me and having a crowd watching because I never had to do that before. But in the end, it didn’t affect me as much as I thought it would.”

McLean, at his fourth Commonwealth Games, got fourth place in the second round with a score of 48.

“The team was very happy to be at the shooting village in Dundee,” Kevin Schirn Andrew's father who coaches the shooting team said. “The shooters had days of training at the range and reacquainted with friends from previous Games. The organization of the Games was great and the team was pleased with the set-up of the training fields. Our accommodations were very comfortable and training went well.”

For full results and team Cayman's events visit http://results.glasgow2014.com/nations.htmlasgow  

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well done to all. Continue to represent to the best of your ability.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Lauren Hew has also made semi-finals in her 50m Backstroke. An absolutely remarkable achevement for a 14 year old swimming in her first Commonwealth Games.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Hyman.