On Wednesday, March 16, Cayman Athletics (formerly known as the Cayman Islands Athletic Association (CIAA) announced the 29-member 2022 CARIFTA track and field team that will be representing the Cayman Islands at the 49th CARIFTA Games in Jamaica between April 16 and 18.
The athletes were introduced at the official CARIFTA team announcement in the VIP Room at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, which was hosted by long-time sponsors of Cayman Athletics and track and field, Caribbbean Utilities Company, Ltd. (CUC).
In attendance were Mr. Delroy Murray, President of Cayman Athletics, Mr. Richard Hew, CUC’s President and CEO, Cayman Athletics officials, athletes, members of the media, coaches, parents and supporters of track and field.
The team representing the Cayman Islands at this year’s event will be:
Under 17 Girls: Aaliyannah Anderson – 100m and 200m Mikayla Brown – Shot Put Jade Wright – Javelin
Under 17 Boys: Camerin Porter – Shot Put Jerrell Maize – 100m, 200m and 4x100m Relay Devon Wright – Octathlon Kassidy Forrester – 4x100m Relay Rashawn Robinson – 4x100m Relay Ty Goddard – 4x100m Relay Jacob Ebanks – 4x100m Relay
Under 20 Girls: YaNelli Dawkins – Shot Put and Discus Ashantae Graham – Long Jump Jaden Francis – 800m Kylie Porter – Discus Brianna Smith – Shot Put Rachelle Pascal – Javelin
Under 20 Boys: Jaiden Reid – 100m, 200m and 4x100m Relay Davonte Howell – 100m and 4x100m Relay Alex Gordon – 200m and 4x100m Relay Marlon Satahoo – Javelin Josh Gardner – High Jump Stephen Watson – High Jump James Crooks – 1500m Kemole Deer – 4x100m Relay Jamar Ellis – 4x100m Relay
Officials: Kenrick Willams – Head Coach Carl Morgan – Assistant Coach Paula Dawkins – Assistant Manager Elyssa Murray – Assistant Team Manager
Cayman Athletics President Delroy Murray presented the team to those in attendance and commended the athletes for their dedication and hard work in achieving the qualifying times and distances.
He anticipates a good showing from the Cayman contingent and expressed appreciation to the sponsors, the Government and the coaches, parents and many volunteers who worked tirelessly to prepare the athletes for this important regional competition.
President and CEO of CUC, Richard Hew congratulated the athletes on their achievements and urged them to always perform at their best. 2022 marks 36 years that CUC, the main corporate sponsors of Cayman Athletics, has been involved with the track and field governing body and its endeavours, particularly the CARIFTA
Games. Mr. Hew expressed CUC’s pleasure in being able to assist with the development of the Islands’ outstanding athletes and athletics over the years. The 25-member team and four officials will depart for Jamaica on Thursday, April 14