Ladies lead line up for international track meet

| 07/04/2014

(CNS): Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, who will be running the 100m is one of a number of female track stars that will be lining up to take part in this year’s Cayman Invitational athletics track meet next month.  Campbell-Brown a seven-time Olympic medallist and nine-time World Champion medalist will be joined by Gold medal Olympians Allyson Felix of the United States and Dawn Harper , while 100m sprinter Murielle Ahoure from the Ivory Coast will also be hitting the track for the 100m and Dalila Mohamed will be competing in the hurdles.The male stars include 100m sprinter Kim Collins from St. Kitts &Nevis and Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment is also returning to Cayman to compete in the 110m hurdlers.

Jamaica’s Novlene Williams-Mills, will also return to compete at what will be the third invitaitonal Cayman Invitational. Williams-Mills is a breast cancer survivor, who managed to help Jamaica win a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games 4 X 400m relay despite the detection of the disease just before the Games.

The event will be held on Wednesday 7 May, 2014 at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex and meet director Cayman’s own world class athletics star and Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Cydonie Mothersill-Stephens was delighted to welcome the athletes.  “These athletes are currently competing at the highest level and we are thrilled that they view Cayman Invitational as such an important event in the international athletics season and are therefore willing to compete here in the Cayman Islands,” she said at a press briefing last week announcing this year’s meet.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 9, and can be purchased from LIME in the Galleria Plaza, Funky Tangs on Shedden Road and JN Money located on Eastern Avenue, George Town. Ticket prices vary depending on your location: $40 for the finish line, $35 for the Grandstand and $25 for the Mackie Stadium.

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  1. Whodatis says:

    This is such an impressive event and a major achievement for the country.

    Congratsonce again to Cydonie for making it happen.

    Cayman has an opportunity to see the greatest athletes in the world perform and compete in our own country and at such an affordable price!

    I hope everyone who can takes full advantage of this opportunity … if not for yourself as an adult, but for the kids – especially our young and teen girls.

    Love it.

  2. anon says:

    Kudos for attracting the best of the best 3 years in a row. World gold medalists and Olympic gold medalists.. that's kind of a big deal. The race between the women should be a very good one.