Athletes to battle for spots on CI team at local meet

| 12/03/2014

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Athletic Association is hosting the annual Truman Bodden Track Meet at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Friday, March 14 at 6:00pm and on Saturday, March 15 at 4:00pam. The Meet, which will be used as a qualifier for a number of international games, is sponsored by noted Attorney-at-Law, Truman Bodden. The Association expects that all athletes, both senior and junior will be out in full force vying for a chance to qualify for CARIFTA Games, CAC Jr, C.U.T, NACAC U23 among others. 

“We are also expecting that a large turnout of local athletes will be competing at this meet to test their athletic skills on the newly renovated MONDO track especially with the Inter-Primary and Inter-Secondary Track & Field Championships looming,” organisers stated in a release.

Registration is open to various age groups and forms can be downloaded from the CaymanActive website or by contacting Coach Williams at 925-1943, Coach Yen at 925-6917 or Coach Ato at 927-0981.  Completed forms may be returned to any of the above persons or to  Registration closes on Wednesday, March 12.

The athletic event been staged for over 20 years now and is one of the major Track Meets on the Association’s calendar. Bodden has been an enthusiastic supporter of track and field in the Cayman Islands in excess of two decades and has assisted in obtaining corporate sponsorship from other local business houses.

The public is urged to come out and support homegrown athletes who are battling for a chance to qualify for a spot on Team Cayman travelling to compete at the 2014 CARIFTA Games in Martinique and for other upcoming Regional/International Meets.

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