Blake misses fastest time by whisker at local meet

| 10/05/2012

yohan_2652231 (241x300).jpg(CNS): Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake narrowly missed the fastest 100 meters of the year last night at the inaugural Cayman Invitational at the Truman Bodden complex. His time of 9.84 seconds a mere 0.02 behind world the record holder and his training partner Usain Bolt's time set just this weekend in Jamaica. Michael Frater trailed in second with a time of 10.05 and Keston Bledman took third at 10.06. Meanwhile, Cayman’s own Cydonie Mothersill took the women's 200m in 23.51. The debut athletics meet attracted a slate of international sports stars and provided a trial run for Cayman’s own Olympic athletes.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Justin Gatlin ran 9.87 to beat Asafa Powell 9.88 on Saturday:

    Allyson Felix scooched past Veronica Campbell as the USA trying hard to regain their sprint dominance from Jamaica/ Caribbean

    Olympics going be HOT son!

  2. Pressure! says:

    What a bwoy can run! Go deh star! Keep nipping at Usain's heel mi bredda!

  3. noname says:

    I wonder why Carmelita Jeter did not run the women's 200m?!?

  4. noname says:

    I don't rate this meet….there was no real competition for any of the winners. It's like in each race you knew who would win. I understand why Bolt was uninterested.

    • Anonymous says:

      13.16 The event  should be seen as a training stepping-stone for the Olympics. Ultimately, the wins were not important to the athletes, but they they were demonstrations of world-class running, and more important, the event allowed the athletes to keep in touch with their progress. I had a fantastic evening, except the noise-makers made the commentary impossible to hear. They should either be discouraged, or used only when the athletes are actually performing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It was a fantastic evening of World Class Athletics and anyone who was there to witness it will attest to the success. 

    This is a great foundation that can be built on so the event can become a date on the calendar that top athletes will want to participate in and that spectators will want to travel to  – the Cayman Islands are the perfect location to hold events like this.  With our proximity to the US and the rest of the Caribbean where top class athletes are located we have the perfect opportunity to build our sports tourism product. 

    Big up to Cydonie and Ato for pulling this together and for everyone who supported to make this event happen including the many sponsors and volunteers.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wow! This was a great event – should definitely be done again and again: clearly Cayman has a fast track where world records can be set/ broken

    I really enjoyed it

    well done all

    • Politic Al says:

      Wait, you mean the one that Alden and Angela built? But they spent too much didn’t they?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Rubbish!!! Anyone who knows anything about athletics or anyone with a brain who saw the race, saw that Cydonie's win was staged.  All the other athletes litterally walked to the finish line to allow her to come from behind to win.  In fact, they all started to slow down about 5 metres to the finish; two were actually looking around before crossing.  It was blatantly obvious!!!  As an avid athletics fan, I like most persons in the TE McField Stand were embarassed and furious.  XXXX Not knowing the event was streaming live worldwide, I had people bbming me from other countries asking what kind of BS happening in Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow.  You could see all that from TE McField Stand.  If you bothered to looked at the Program you can see that Cydonie had the second best personal time and could obviously be the winner of that race. 

      • noname says:

        I won't argue with one who's obviously ignorant about track.  Her personal best was set some years ago. Any knowlegeable track fan knows that at her age she is way past her peak/prime. If Sir Bolt was 35 he could not be the world's fastest man.  In fact, you can check back later when he reaches that age. Or you can simply ask any half decent athlete/coach walking around on the island.

        Yes  I could see it because I had finish line tickets.  Again, as a true fan, I know that's the best seat in the house.  Do your research, those tickets fete the highest price -always!

        • Anonymous says:

          Hahahahahah any half decent coach or athlete can agree with you…..what a joke, is that what you are? You are talking foolishness.

          You are obviously a wanna be athlete who is jealously of her accomplishments. So let me put on the baby gloves for you. First of all she is not 35, secondly along with many of her fellow athletes in the race their PB was also a few years back as well so what exactly is your point? Thirdly she is only a year older than the second fastest woman in the history of track and field so is she too pass her prime.

          Let me further educate you as a TRUE track fan that Kim Collins who competed here is 36 years old and he won a medal in Daegu last year at the World Championship, Bridgette Foster-Hylton who is 37 just ran 12.6 in Jamaica. So are they also pass their prime

          Don’t answer that before your further embarrass yourself and expose who you truly are.

          Have a great day!!!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Thank you!

    • Anonymous says:

      Really! So funny! Get a life! People bbm you! Some one obviously thinks you are important. Stop pretending you are an avid track fan. If you were you would know that many of these girls went on to repeat their 23 sec performance so spare us!

      23.5 was staged, typical people always complaining and seeing the supposedly bad and not the good.

      Maybe when you see Mothersill you should have a word with her about how angry you and supposedly the others in Grand Stand…..which I highly doubt you have the guts to do.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It was an inspirational evening, and very well attended. The support for the athletes was ear-blasting, particularly for Cydonie, when she won her race. Congratulations Cydonie for a brilliant performance and a brilliant night of entertainmanent! This has to happen again!