Athletics at GT Saturday

| 20/02/2009

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Athletic Association is hosting its George Town district meet on Saturday 21 February at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex starting at 9:00 am. This is one of a series of development meets taking place across the island, and the fourth CIAA meet for the year, with the last meet being held in Bodden Town approximately two weeks ago. The regular meets provides competition and opportunities for Athletes to qualify for regional and international meets.

The list of events is as follows:

Field events – Long jump: m/f open, 14–16, 17–19; high jump: m/f 12–13, 14–16, 17–19, open; Shot put: m/f 10–11, 12–13, 14–16, 17–19, open (20+); discus: m/f 14–16, 17–19, open; javelin m/f 14–16, 17–19, open; turbo javelin: m/f 10–11, 12–13 and ball throw: m/f 6–7, 8–9.
Running events – 80m: m/f 6–7; 100m: m/f 8–9; 10–11, 12–13, 14–16, 17–19, open; 200m: m/f 12–13, 14–16, 17–19, open; 400m: m/f 12–13, 14–16, 17–19, open; 800m: m/f 12–13, 14–16, 17–19, open; 1500m: m/f U17, 17–19, and open (20+).

The CIAA Track season usually starts in January with Athletes hoping to meet qualifying standards for regional and international meets. The CIAA says that district meets are mainly used for talent searching. There might be some unknown talent in the districts that is not affiliated to a club but might come out of curiosity and participate, and hopefully become interested and decide to get seriously involved.

Registration forms are available by contacting National Coach Kenrick Williams at 323–0163, Coach Tyrone Yen at 925–6917 or Coach Harcourt Wason at 916–6966.

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