MUSTANG TOP PERFORMERS AT CARIFTA GAMES 2010
Chantelle morrison Gold U17 girls 100m 11.74 Anissa Owen new national jr and sr long jump record 5.59m Kristin Dixon Finalist U17 girls 100m hurdles 15.17s Shanique Yen Finalist U17 girls 400m Ashleigh Nalty PB girls U17 long Jump 5.23m Melinda Mclean PB U17 girls 100m/ 200m 12.42s / 25.00s Troy long U17 PB boys 200m 22.92 Travis Webb 4th U20 boys High Jump 2.08.
13 Mustang Athletes will represent the Cayman Island at Carifta 2010 April 3-5
TRAVIS WEBB U20 BOYS LONG JUMP, HIGH JUMP
ASHLIEGH NALTY U17 GIRLS HIGH JUMP, LONG JUMP
ANISSA OWEN U20 GIRLS LONG JUMP, SHOT PUTT
CHANTELLE MORRISON U17 GIRLS 100M, 200M
TROY LONG U17 BOYS 200M,4X100M,
LLOYD BARKER U20 BOYS 4X100M
MELINDA MCLEAN U17 GIRLS 100M, 200M, 4X100M
KRISTIN DIXON U17 GIRLS 100M HURDLES, 4X100M
SHANIQUE YEN U17 GIRLS 400M
RAJAY REID U17 BOYS 200M, 4X100M
MAURICIO TERRY U20 BOYS JAVELIN , HIGH JUMP
ANDREW PERRIN U20 BOYS 4X100M
GIZEL WRIGHT U20 GIRLS 100M
The Mustang track club would like to congratulate these athletes for there fine performance
CAMPERDOWN CLASSIC 2010
MUSTANG TRACK CLUB WILLTRAVEL THIS WEEKEND FRIDAY 12 OF FEBRUARY TO TAKE PART IN THE CAMPERDOWN CLASSIC
THE TEAM WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY MANAGER MICHEAL NALTY, COACH TYRONE YEN AND CHAPERONE MS SANA TUGMAN . THIS MEET WILL SERVE AS A QUALIFIER FOR THE UP COMING CARIFTA GAMES THAT WILL BE STAGED IN GRAND CAYMAN OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND. COACH YEN IS QUITE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE TEAM PERFORMANCE AS THE ATHLETES HAVE BEEN TRAINING TREMENDOUSLY HARD OVER THE PAST MONTHS AND ARE EXPECTED TO DO WELL.
CAC AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIP 09
The curtains came down on the X111 CAC Age Group Championship held in the Bahamas at the Thomas Robinson Stadium last weekend.
The Cayman Islands team with a combined score of 17,770 placed 12 out of 20 countries with Barbados taking the top spot over hosts Bahamas and Jamaica.
Amelia Gillespie from Cayman Brac was the lone medalists. She placed third in the 13–14 age group girls High Jump with a leap of 1.51m.
Other notable performances came from Leandro Powell in the 11–12 age group Boys High jump as his 1.40m effort tied him with three other competitors for third place, unfortunately on the count back he was awarded fifth place.
Justin Nalty also managed a sixth place finish in the 13–14 age group boy’s high jump with a leap of 1.60m.
On the team scores for 11–12 age group girls, Cayman’s representative Kiara McLaughlin and Jada Wright had a combined score of 3,287 pts, as Aruba with 5,081pts was first, followed by Bermuda 5,065 and the Netherlands Antilles 4,822.
The boy’s equivalent saw Jeavhon Jackson and Leandro Powell amassing a total of 4,612 pts, as Barbados took top honors in that division with 6,319 pts followed by Puerto Rico 5,712 pts and Jamaica third 5,703 pts.
Gillespie and Shenelle Stewart representing the 13–14 age group girls had a combined score of 6,196 pts as top honours went to Dominica with a combined score of 8,101pts followed by Barbados with 7,868 pts and Jamaica 7,792 pts.
Cayman’s loan representative in the boys 13/14 division Justin Nalty scored 3,890 pts in his seven events to finish in 19 th place overall out of 27 athletes.
Head coach Tyrone Yen said: “Tthe team produced a gusty performance as the athletes gave their all with each athlete having completed six to seven events over a two day period, with quite a few also producing personal bests.
Travelling with the team was Yen, manager Sana Tugman and assistant coach Anthony Chin.
BAYTAF REPORT 09
On the weekend of 22 to 24 May, the Mustang Track Club traveled to Tampa Florida to take part in the 18th annual Baytaf Track and Field Classic held at the Jefferson High School. The Baytaf Classic is considered one of America’s stellar age group championships which showcases athletes as young as 5 years old and up, through middle and high school as well as adults and masters.
This year, the team produced an astonishing 16 medal haul and a 4th-place team standing with a breakdown as follows: 8 gold, 4 silver, and 4 bronze, led by triple gold medalist Chantelle Morrison who won both the intermediate girls 100m and 200m in a time of 11.99s and 24.60s respectively, as well as being a member of the winning intermediate girls 4x100m relay squad who won in a time of 49.40s.
Other team members were Gizell Wright ,Melinda McLean and Ashleigh Nalty.
Justin Nalty and his sister also produced record-breaking performances as Justin won the sub- youth boys high jump with a leap of 1.70m and Ashleigh took the intermediate girls division with a leap of 1.62m. She has now won this event for the past 3 years, setting a record last year as well in the lower age group. She also holds the distinction of holding the record in 3 age group divisions.
Other medalists were Kiara McLaughlin who won the bantam girls high jump with a leap of 1.06m and also finished 3rd in the 800m in a time of 3.00.00m. Jeavhon Jackson came first in the sub-midget boys high jump with a leap of 1.27m and also won his 400m heat in a time of 1.09.55s, which placed him in 9th position overall.
Anissa Owen came first in the young women’s shot put with a throw of 10.57m. Elroy Allen was 2nd in the men’s open 400m. Kristen Dixon was 2nd in the girls’ intermediate 100mh in a time of 17.49s, Nekayla Walton 2nd in the sub-youth girls’ high jump with a leap of 1.21m, Jada Wright 2nd sub-midget girls long jump with a leap of 3.88m, Melinda McLean 3rd in the youth girls 200m with a time of 25.55. She was also a finalist in the 100m where she managed a close 4th place finish in a time of 12.75s. Jouri Haylock was 3rd in the sub-midget boys’ high jump with a leap of 1.16m and was also a finalist in both the 100m and 200m, where he placed 7th on both occasion in times of 13.21s and 27.34s. Tiniesha Gibson was 3rd in the midget girls’ high jump with a leap of 1.21m.
Other athletes who performed well were Shaelyn Roberts who managed a very close 4th place finish in the Bantam girls’ long jump with a leap of 3.02m. Leo Isaiah Ebanks won his 200m heat but his time placed him 10th overall, which was just shy of the top 8 needed for the finals. Gizell Wright also won her 100m heat, but a miscalculation on her part cost her a place in the finals. Ashanti Myles was also a finalist in the Bantam girls 100m, but because of a posted error with the result, missed her event.
It was truly an overall team effort from all the athletes who had high placings in the team competition with a 4th place finish. The team thanks the Mustang organization, coach Yen, manager Sana Tugman, Ellen Sherman, sponsors, and all the parents who made the trip a success.
MUSTANG TRAVELS TO BAYTAF TRACK CLASSIC 09
The Mustang Track Club is travelling to Tampa, Florida to take part in the annual Baytaf Classic at the Jefferson High School today.
Eight Boys and 13 Girls will make the trip along with club supporters, parents, Coach Tyrone Yen and Sana Tugman president of the club.
Heading the list of athletes will be national representative Ashleigh Nalty, Chantelle Morrison, Gizell Wright, Melinda McLean, Kristen Dixon, Jouri Hay lock, Jeavon Jackson, Jada Wright, Pearl Morgan, Anissa Owen, Nekayla Walton and Justin Nalty.
Over the years the Mustang track club has been very successful at this meet as Morrison and the Naltys Ashleigh and Justin hold numerous records and this year will be no different as the athletes have trained very hard.
This meet also serves as a qualifier for the Island games in Arland, near Finland in June, the world youth championships in Italy in July and the CAC youth games in Bahamas in June.
Newcomer Jeavon Jackson and reigning inter primary 100 and 200 metres champion Jopuri Haylock and Leo Isaiah Ebanks will lead the boys’ youth division fresh from their first second and third place respective finishes at last week’s CAC youth trials. Much is expected of them.
Jada Wright and Tinnika Gibson also took first and second place at the recently CAC trials and are also expected to do well.
Morrison is also the favourite to capture the intermediate girls 100m a event she has not lost over the last four years where she holds the 10 and 12 yrs old record for this event.
Ashleigh Nalty also have not lost the girls high jump in the last three yeas and expectation is high to capture this event once again.
Justin Nalty also won the boys high jump last year. Melinda McLean who was a finalist last year in both the 100m and the 200m will once again represent the club in both events and should do well.
Coach Yen said: “The Mustang track club would like to thank our many sponsors and parents who have made this trip a success as we look forward to your continued support.”
The team returns on Monday.
MUSTANG ATHLETES TAKE TOP AWARDS 09
Mustang athletes did well, winning 3 top awards at the Cayman Island Athletics Association awards dinner last Saturday.
Jamal Walton took the youth boy’s awards with his two gold medal performances at last year’s CUT Championship in the British Virgin Islands.
Ashleigh Nalty took the girls equivalent in a tight decision from another Mustang athlete, Chantelle Morrison.
Travis Webb also won a close race in the junior boys division ahead of Kemar Hyman of the Hy–Tech Track Club.
Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook of Jamaica and president of the CAC region was the main guest speaker for the evening.
McCook was impressed with the development of the athletes here and encouraged the government and the private sector to continue their support in track and field.
Past president Delroy Murray also had high praise for the newly elect executive members of the association and urged them to continue the way forward with the development of the athletes and the sport in the Cayman Islands.
Several other notable guests were present in the audience at the Mary Miller Hall, including Truman Bodden Attorney at law and former MLA, Donald McLean President of the Cayman Island Olympic Committee and Richard Hew, CEO of CUC. They all assisted with the handing out of various certificates and trophies to the young athletes.
MUSTANG ATHLETES QUALIFIES FOR CARIFTA
Gizell Wright and Mauricio Terry both qualified for this year edition of the
where she finished in 4th spot in her heat in a time of 1.03s and 5th in the women open
collegiate200m in a time of 26.00s which is 2 /10 of a second outside the U17 girls 2oom
qualifyingmark. 2008 Carifta U17 boys Bronze Medalist Travis Webb competing in the
open men High Jump tied for 3rd place with a best effort of 1.95m, while
god runs in theboys class 2 100m and 400m 12.17 and 58.9s..
the qualifying mark namely Ashleigh Nalty U17 Girls high jump, Chantelle Morrison u17
girls 100m/200m, gizell Wright u17girls 100m, Travis Webb u20 boys high jump, Mauricio
Terry u17 boys javelin. Coach Yen also had High praise for National Coach
whom he said did a fantastic job withMauricio in helping him attain the qualifying mark.these
athletes will represent the Cayman Island at the Carifta games inSTLucia over the Easter weekend.
therewill be more Qualifiers.
track and field in these
MUSTANG TRACK TEAMS LEAVES FOR JAMAICA
The mustang track club will be traveling to
to compete in the uwi track and field meet on the 21st at the national stadium. 15 athletes
will make the trip including coach yen and manager Sabrina Wright. this meet will serves as
a development meet and also as a carifta games qualifier for some, 3 of the athletes has
already made the qualifying standard set out by the Cayman island athletic association
namely TravisWebb high jump,
Ashleigh Nalty high jump and chantelle Morrison 100m/200m Travis was the lone medalist
at lastyear games having won a bronze in the boys u17 high jump chantelle was also a finalist
in the 100m u17 girls and Ashleigh managed a 5th place finish in the girls u17 high jump. .
The carifta games are held annually over the Easter holidays and showcase the
top U17 andU20 athletes. This year edition will be held in
will be of high standard once again therefore the mustang club has taken every step
necessary to give there athlete as much exposure and quality competition needed to
continue in there development to represent the
Anissa owen 200m/lomg jump/ shot putt cayman academy
Kedeed foster 400mh/800m cayman academy
Troy long 100m/400m cayman academy
Jahzenia Thomas 200m/long jump john gray high
Avryl myers shot putt john gray high
Chantelle morrison 100/200m john gray high
Ashliegh nalty high jump/400m john gray high
Shanique yen long jump/ 400m john gray high
Gizell wright 100m/200m john gray high
Kristen Dixon 100mh/100m john gray high
Travis webb high jump/long jump john gray high
Mauricio terry javelin/ high jump john gray high
Melinda mclean 100/200m heritage high
Jon –mikol rankin 100m/high jump pace high
Elroy allen 200m adult
CARIBBEAN UNION OF TEACHERS CHAMPS BVI 08
Noting that the quality of competition was substantially better than in previous years at the 12th Biennial Caribbean Union of Teachers Championships (CUT), the Cayman Islands Athletic Association (CIAA) has indicated its interest in hosting the event in 2010.
The championships, at which 17 countries were represented, have become an important platform for athletes being prepped for the next level of competition.
Cayman Islands Athletic Association (CIAA) President H. Delroy Murray said, however, that Cayman’s athletes were not as prepared as they could have been.
“There was a clear feel and ring of a pre-CARIFTA Games about this year’s championships and we clearly suffered from the lack of preparation time as other teams were preparing from end of February/early March while we were only able to start ours less than a month ago.
“We have to start prepping for 2010 from now so that we are not caught short again.”
At the event, held in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman’s youth athletes took fifth place in the medal count and placed seventh in overall points during the 12th Biennial Caribbean Union of Teachers Championships (CUT), which started Friday, 18 July.
The team returned home with three gold, four silver and one bronze medal to finish behind the “Big Four” of Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Bahamas, as well as St Kitts and St Lucia, with a combined score of 131.5 points.
Chantelle Morrison ended her CUT campaign by taking the Under-15 Girls 100m, thus ensuring that she completed the “clean sweep” of this event having won previously in the Under-11 and Under-13 categories. In 2006, an injury prevented her from competing in the 200m events.
Jamal Walton earned Cayman’s other gold medals as he demolished the field in the Under-11 Boys 200m and 300m events. Jouri Haylock suffered from the changed format at this meet compared to 2006, as instead of heats and finals, each event was a final with the results determined after the combined events were tabulated.
Haylock won his event quite handily but the second race was won in a marginally faster time and he was awarded the silver medal. Other silver medallists were Ashleigh Nalty in the Under-15 Girls high jump, Justin Nalty in the Under-13 Boys high jump and Mikayla McLaughlin in the Under-9 Girls 150m, while Nalty earned the lone bronze medal in the Under-15 Girls long jump, where she recorded her personal best leap.
Other noteworthy performances came from Tristan von Kirchenheim, who recorded personal bests in both the 1500m and the 800m where he finished fourth; and Anniekay Anderson in the Under-9 Girls 80m, and Javier Johnson in Under-9 Boys 80m, who placed fourth and sixth overall after finishing second in their respective heats.
Additional positive results included the Under-11 Girls 4x100m relay team of Jakira Hunter, Pearl Morgan, Jada Wright and Miyah Seymour, which finished fourth; the Under-11 Boys 4x100m relay team of Jeahvon Jackson, Jouri Haylock, Jamal Walton and Karim Murray, which lost the bronze medal by .01 second; the Girls 800m medley relay team of Kristen Dixon, Morrison, Nalty and Cristen Jones which finished fifth; and the very young Boys 800m medley relay team of Nalty, Leandro Powell, Haylock and von Kirchenheim, who, though well beaten in the race, showed true grit and determination.
Worth mentioning as well were Powell, who recorded a personal best for the Under-13 Boys long jump; Daneliz Thomas, who finished fourth in the Under-11 Girls ball throw; Nalty, who stepped in for the injured Morrison in the Under-15 Girls 200m and finished fifth overall; and Nekayla Walton, who finished fifth in the Under-13 Girls high jump.
ATHLETES EXCEL AT COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES
The Track & Field athletes who represented Cayman at the 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in Pune last week had a truly valuable experience. The team of 8 made semi-finals in 5 events and finals in 6 events.
Ashleigh Nalty placed highest of all at 4th in the Women’s High Jump with a leap of 1.71m. This was a personal best and a new Cayman Islands National Junior and Senior record. This mark broke a 21 year old record that was previously held by Raquel Morrison with a 1.68m leap.
Chantelle Morrison made the Women’s 100m finals with an 8th place finish in a time of 12.15s, and the 200m semi finals where she finished 7th in a time of 25.64s.
Alexandra Terry managed a 6th place finish in the Women’s discus finals with a personal best of 39.13m, which is a new National Junior record.
Gizelle Wright made the semi finals of the Women’s 100m event, finishing 7th with a time of 12.90s.
Steven Reid and Travis Webb were the more dominant of the male athletes with Steven making both the Men’s 100m and 200m semi finals, finishing7th with a personal best in the 100m in 11.08s and 8th in the 200m in a time of 22.53s.
Travis Webb made both the Men’s long jump and high jump finals where he finished 9th in the high jump with a personal best of 2.00m and 11th in the long jump with 6.44m. Earlier in the first round he produced a personal best in the long jump with a best mark of 6.77m
Joseph Suberan made the 200m semi-final with a time of 22.66s, finishing in 7th place.
Ashleigh Nalty (high jump), Travis Webb (high jump) and Chantelle Morrison (100m/200m) have all attained the qualifying marks for the World Youth Championships in 2009 to be held in
Three of the athletes will still be eligible to represent Cayman at the next Commonwealth Youth games to be held in 2011 in the Isle of Man. They are Chantelle Morrison, Ashleigh Nalty, and Gizelle Wright.
The India Organizing Committee for the CYG arranged for each country to be “adopted” by different schools in Pune, and the
A visit to the school was organized for Friday October 17th as it was the off day from competition. The delegation was welcomed with a marching band, and then ushered through the school with individual persons taking different paths to make contact with and visit each class in the school. They answered questions about the
The visit to the school was the highlight of the trip, and the Cayman delegation was completely taken back with how well they were received and the good time they had with the students and teachers of the school.
Overall, the Cayman attendance and performance at the CYG in Pune can be credited a great success, despite the fact that no medals were achieved. The personal bests, national records and finals made as well as the mental and emotional strength gained from knowing that they can compete against the junior elite from the rest of the world is more valuable than medalling.
Following a successful 2007 season, the Mustang Track Club remains a leading junior and youth track-and-field organisation, with six athletes listed in the national elite youth ranking system for 2008.
The system comprises a database of thousands of performances during the outdoor track-and-field season. These statistics include USA Track & Field (USATF) and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Association, Regional and National Championships; Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) meets; and the most popular invitationals from all over the US.
Each year for the past three years, Mustang athletes have featured in the all-American listing as well as the elite categories. To qualify as an all-American, athletes have to finish among the top 20 performers continually each week, and at the end of each track season a final listing is generated which will show the top 20 performances of the year.
The top 100 athletic performances will qualify for the national elite category. To date this year, the Mustang Track club has six athletes, plus the youth girls 4x100 metre, listed in the all-American category.
Leading the way is the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) bronze medallist Travis Webb, who is listed as number three in the boys 15- to16-year-old high jump with a best leap of 6ft 4in, and a seventh place listing in the same age group with a long jump of 21ft 3in.
Ashleigh Nalty is ranked third in the 13- to 14-year-old girls high jump with a best of 5ft 4in, which set a Bay Area Youth Track and Field (BAYTAF) meet record in Tampa last month.
Justin Nalty is ranked fourth in the 12- to 13-year-old boys high jump with a best of 5ft 2in, which earned him gold at the BAYTAF meet
Chantelle Morrison is ranked 19th in the girls 13- to14-year-old 100 metre, with a time of 12.33 seconds.
Avril Myers is ranked 18th in the girls 15- to 16-year-old shot putt with a best of 32ft, which earned her silver at the BAYTAF track meet last month
Jahzenia Thomas is ranked 18th in the 17- to 18-year-old girls long jump with a best of 16ft 5in, which earned her a silver medal at the BAYTAF meet.
The youth girl’s 4x100 metre relay team is ranked 17th, which earned them a bronze medal at the BAYTAF event.
“On behalf of the Mustang organisation, myself and president Sana Tugman, we would like to thank all of these athletes on their fine achievement and also to all the parents and the many sponsors who have made these results possible as the club continues to strive for excellence in track and field of these islands,” said Coach Tyrone Yen.
Information for the above mentioned report can be found at www.eliteyouth.com
The Mustang Track Club, formed in March 2006 to develop and advance Cayman’s young athletes, travelled to Tampa, Florida, 23-26 May to take part in the annual Bay Area Youth Track And Field (BAYTAF) track and field championship.
BAYTAF is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting the sport of youth track and field throughout the Tampa Bay area. At the recent meet, the Mustang Track Club team earned eight medals: three gold, three silver and two bronze.
Leading the team with two medals each were Ashleigh Nalty and Travis Webb. Ms Nalty also established a new high jump record for the youth girls division with a leap of 5ft 4in, to take the gold in that event. She was also a member of the bronze-medal-winning girls 4x100m relay team.
Mr Webb, the CARIFTA bronze medalist in the U-17 boys high jump, also earned a gold medal in the intermediate division in the high jump with a leap of 6ft 4in, and a second place finish in the long jump with a mark of 21 3" 3/4ft. Mr Webb was a bit unlucky as originally it was announced that he had won the long jump on Saturday but on Sunday the results were changed.
Jahzenia Thomas took second place in the 17- to18-year-old girls long jump with a leap of 16 ft 5in.
Avril Myers won silver in the intermediate girls shot putt with a throw of 32 ft. Justin Nalty took gold in the midget boys high jump with a leap of 5ft 2in.
Kristen Dixon earned bronze in the youth girls 100m hurdles and 4x100m relay. Chantelle Morrison was very unfortunate as she won gold in the youth girls 100m finals in a time of 12.1sec, but then was told by the organizers that the event would have to rerun because an athlete from the Illinois track team had missed the finals. After much deliberation with Coach Tyrone Yen and the athlete the decision was taken that Ms Morrison would not rerun the finals, which cost her the gold in that event.
Melinda McLean also experienced some bad luck. After qualifying for the finals in three events - the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m – she was not able to compete as she sustained a sprained ankle in the youth girls 4x100m semi-finals.
Other athletes who made the finals were Shaylyn Roberts, Ashanti Myles, and Shalysa Wray in the sub bantam girls (9 years old) 100m.
The primary boys (7-8 years old) 4x100m relays with Jondene Dawkins, Jonathon Holness, Justin Powell, and Tyrell Fisher finished in seventh position with a time of 1.09.52.
The sub bantam girls 4x100m A team - Jada Wright, Pearl Morgan, Shalysa Wray, and Ms Myles - finished fourth, clocking 1.02.93. The sub bantam girls 4x100m B team - Shay Lyn Roberts, Daneliz Thomas, Kiara McLaughlin, and Akela Bartlett – was disqualified.
The bantam boys 4x100m team - Tyreese Fisher, Grewvan Ebanks, Jabari Clarke, and Jeseil Blithe – came in seventh with a time of 1.04.28
Other athletes of note were Shenell Stewart, who finished fourth in the midget girls high jump with a leap of 4ft 2in, and Ms Myles who placed fifth in the sub bantam girls 100m finals with a time of 15.82.
Cayman ready for CARIFTA games
|Published on Tuesday, March 18, 2008|
A total of 13 boys and girls have been selected by the Cayman Islands Athletics Association to represent the Islands at the 37th staging of the CARIFTA Games in St Kitts from the 21 to 24 March.
The team will be led by reigning Under-20 Boys’ Shot Put silver medallist, Shane Evans and will also include last year’s Under-17 Girls Discus silver medalist, Alexandra Terry, who is now competing in the Under-20 division.
A strong, promising and talented crop of young female sprinters, headed by Chantel Morrison, will lead the charge in the Girls’ Under-17 division. The sole male Under-17 entrant is High/Long Jumper, Travis Webb.
Anissa Owen, having established a new national Junior Shot Put for females at the Bahamian CARIFTA Trials, will make her second trip to these Championships, as will Under-20 Girls’ Long Jumper Jahzenia Thomas, Under-17 Shot Putter Avril Myles, Under-17 High Jumper Ashleigh Nalty and Under-17 Girls’ sprinter Gizelle Wright. Reigning Island Games 400m Hurdles Champion Junior Hines will compete in that event in the Boys’ Under-20 Division. Scheduled to make their CARIFTA Games debut are Under-17 Girls’ sprinters Melinda McLean and Kristin Dixon, plus Under-20 Girls’ 800m runner Kedeen Foster.
The Team will be managed by CIAA First Vice-President, Rayle Roberts and chaperoned by Jenna Terry with Coaches Kenrick Williams and Tyrone Yen. Also included in the Cayman delegation are Coaches Harcourt Wason and Jerry Harper who both received special invitations from the Local Organizing Committee to officiate at the Championships.
The team will depart Grand Cayman on the 20 March for Kingston, Jamaica, from where they will travel to St Kitts on a 2:00 pm Air Jamaica Charter. The team is scheduled to return to Grand Cayman on 26 March aboard Cayman Airways
The Mustang track team did quite well at a recent meet overseas.
The local track club was in Nassau, Bahamas 7–8 March. There they faced off against a number of regional teams as part of the Carifta Trials.
From the meet, two members of the squad were able to qualify for the Carifta Games.
Anissa Owen reached the qualifying standard in the shot putt event with a throw of 11.16 metres. That result broke the Cayman Islands national junior and senior records for the event.
Meanwhile, Travis Webb will compete in another event at the Games. He met the qualifying mark in the long jump. Webb had previously qualified for the high jump.
The rest of the team also had good results. Chantelle Morrison and Melinda McLean made the finals in the U17 girls 100m and 200m respectively.
In addition, a lot of team members also had personal bests in their events. These include: Melinda McLean in the girls U17 100m, Ashleigh Nalty in the U17 girls 400m and Jahzenia Thomas in the U20 girls long jump.
In fact, Thomas was very sharp on the day. She just missed the qualifying mark for the event by a few centimetres. Nevertheless, it is understood that she will be up for consideration to join the team in St Kitts.
See sidebar for the compete list of results. Roughly ten athletes were able to make it out for the Bahamas event.
Five team members had already qualified for their events prior to competing in the Bahamas. Kadeen Foster will be in the U20 girls 800m, Morrison will be in the U17 girls 100m, Avryl Myers in the U17 girls shot putt, Nalty in the U17 girls high jump and Webb in the U17 boys high jump.
Coach Tyrone Yen was very pleased with the way the team performed especially Webb and Owens. He said both athletes had huge personal bests in both of their events.
He also said that he felt the meet was very competitive and the athletes were able to gain valuable experience.
Over the weekend the Mustang track club traveled to kgn
Manager MsSana Tugman.
On the weekend of the 9th of February the
Kadeen foster was first to qualify in the girls class 1 800m as her time of 2.21.76s bettered the 2.22.00s qualifying mark and earned her a third place finish in that event. Travis Webb 5th place finish in the boy’s class2 high jump with a leap of 1.85 also bettered the 1.75 m qualifying mark. Chantelle
Several of Mustang Athletes will travel toEl Salvador on July 6-7 to Represent the Cayman Island in the CAC Youth Championship. These Championship are held Bi-Annualy and is a multi event competition broken down it 2 age groups 10-11yr old Boys and Girls, and 12-13 yr old Boys and Girls.
This year we will see Brother and Sister Justin and Ashliegh Nalty represinting the island once again as both were representitive in the 2005 edition held in the Dominican Republic.
Kristen Dixon will partner Ashliegh in the 12-13 yr old girls section,while Jorel Bellafonte and Jon Mikol-Rankin will represent the Cayman Island in the 12-13 yr old boys section.
Congratulation to these 5 young Athletes on there fine achievement and wish them good luck at these Championship.
Recently the Mustang Track Club traveled to New York long island at the Mitchell Field Complex with 11 Athletes 9 Girls and 2 Boys to take part in the 2nd Annual Island Games which featured teams and school from the Bahamas Jamaica Puerto Rico Trinidad USA, Bermuda and of of course Cayman.
At the end the Mustang athletes won a total of 20 medals 10 gold 5 silver and 5 bronze and once again proved that they can compete with the very best in there age group.Both regionally and internationally. Coach Yen was very pleased with the performances of the athlete s they gave there very best for there club and the
On Behalf of the Mustang organization, President Ms Sana Tugman and Coach Yen we would like to thank all our Sponsors, Supporters, and parents who made this trip Possible.
Ashliegh Nalty. GOLD. High Jump 1.45m / SILVER Long Jump 4.48m
Anissa Owen . GOLD . 100M 12.87 / SILVER. Long Jump 4.93m
Melinda Mclean. GOLD. 200M 26.53 / SILVER. 100M 13.12s
Chantelle Morrison GOLD 100M 12.28
Jazenia Thomas SILVER .Long Jump 4.70m/ BRONZE 100M 13.17
Kristen Dixon BRONZE .Long Jump 4.10m/ BRONZE High Jump 1.25m
Kimberly Bush SILVER High Jump 1.35m
4x100m Relay GOLD 51.93s Team Members Gizell Wright, Ashliegh Nalty, Kristen Dixon , Chantelle Morrison
Jorel Bellafonte Gold long Jump 4.55m/ GOLD High Jump 1.30m /, Gold 200m 27.48s
Justin Nalty GOLD High Jump 1.30m/ SILVER Long Jump 4.36m / BRONZE 100M 13.65 / BRONZE 200m 28.74s
The Mustang Track Club recently travelled to Tampa, Florida to take part in the annual Bytaf Classic, which was held this year at the Jefferson High School in Clearwater.
At the end of the three-day meet, the athletes had amassed a total of 15 medals with a breakdown of five gold, two silver and eight bronze.
Leading the way was Justin Nalty, who took gold in the 11-year-old boys’ long jump with a leap of 15 feet 2 inches and bronze in the 200 metre finals with a time of 28.38 seconds.
Joshewa Fredricks was also a double medallist, winning bronze in both the 10-year-old boys’ long jump with a leap of 12 feet 7 inches and the 200 metre finals in a time of 29.64 seconds.
Anissa Owen was the only female double medallist, taking silver in the 15-16-year-old girls’ long jump with a leap of 17 feet 4 inches and bronze in the shot putt with a throw of 30 feet 9 inches.
Chantelle Morrison got gold in the 13-year-old girls’ 100 metres with a time of 12.45 seconds.
Ashleigh Nalty took gold in the 13-year-old girls’ high jump after clearing 4 feet 10 inches.
Kimberly Bush added another gold in the 14-year-old girls’ high jump with a best of 4 feet 8 inches.
Jon Mikol Rankin achieved gold in the 12-year-old boys’ high jump with a winning 4 feet 2 inches.
Other medallists were Joel Belafonte who took bronze in the 12-year-old boys’ long jump with 15feet 4 inches, Tenecia Gibson also got bronze in the 10-year-old girls’ long jump clearing 10 feet 10 inches. In the 9-year-old girls’ long jump, Pearl Morgan and Jada Wright took silver and bronze with 11 feet 5 inches and 10 feet 11 inches respectively.
Kristen Dixon also got a bronze in the 13-year-old girls’ high jump with a best of 4 feet 2 inches.
Other athletes who made the finals but did not win a medal were Melinda Mclean in the 12-year-old girls’ 100 and 200 metres, she finished fourth in both events, Christopher Dixon in the eight and under 100 metres for boys, Jada Wright in the 9-year-old girls’ 100 metres, Jon Mikol Rankin in the 12-year-old boys’ 100 metres, Edmund Swaby in the 13-year-old boys’ 100 metres and Gizell Wright in the 14-year-old girls’ 100 metres.
Deniliz Thomas lost out, despite winning her heats in the eight and under girls’ 100 metres very easily, failing to make the finals because only the top eight times advanced and she ended up ninth fastest.
Vashti Morris was third in the 13-year-old girls’ 400 metre heats, Shanique Yen was also third in both the 200 and 400 metre heats for 13-year-old girls and Jahzenia Thomas finished third in the 100 metre and 200 metre heats for 15-16-year-old girls. Despite these performances they did not advance to the finals of their events.
Mustang Track Club will be traveling to
9 Girls and 2 Boys along with Coach Yen, Manager Sana Tugman, Chaperone Michael Nalty and Club Secretary Bridget Myers will accompany the Team.
The Athletes are expected to do well as 4 out of the 5 gold Medalist at the recently held Baytaf Classic will make the trip as well as other Medalists.
Heading the list will be National representative and Caribbean youth 100m sprint Champion Chantelle Morrison; National Representative Anissa Owen and double medalist at the Baytaf Classic, Ashleigh Nalty; National Representative and Caribbean Youth High Jump Silver Medalist And Gold Medalist at the Baytaf Classic 07, Justin Nalty; National Representative and Caribbean U11 Boys 200m Silver Medalist. Other Athletes traveling are Kimberly Bush National Rep and Baytaf 2007 youth Girls High Jump Champion; Kristen Dixon National Rep and Baytaf 2007 youth Girls High Jump Bronze Medalist; Jorel Belafonte National Rep and Baytaf 2007 U13 Boys Long Jump Bronze Medalist; Avril Myers National Rep Carifta Games 07; Jahzenia Thomas National Rep Carifta Games 07; Gizell Wright National Rep Carifta Games 07,Melinda Mclean National youth Rep.
This Year the events should be much more competitive than last year with the addition of
The Mustang Track Club recently took part in the 31st Annual Gibson Relays in Kingston, Jamaica.
The event is the premier relay carnival held every year at the national stadium. It attracts competitors from several Caribbean nations, this year teams from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Curacao competed alongside top Jamaican sprinters, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson plus Darell Brown from Trinidad and Tobago.
The girls from the Mustang club recorded the fastest times in both the 4x100m and 4x200m heats and went into the finals clear favourites.
Gizelle Wright, Ashliegh Nalty, Kristen Dixon, and Chantelle Morrison ran the 4x100m, Gizelle Wright, Melinda McLean, Alicia Bailey and Ashliegh Nalty clocked the top time in the 4x200m heats.
After such a great start, the girls’ hopes were dashed when they were disqualified from the 4x100m finals.
Despite this setback, they won the 4x200m finals by an impressive winning margin of over 35 metres to the delight of the Cayman Islands’ supporters and team Coach Tyrone Yen.
The boys’ 4x200m team also made the finals. The combination of David Holness, Dean Paul Wallace, Jorel Bellafonte and Neville Marstons taking eighth place overall.
On behalf of Club President Sana Tugman, Coach Yen and the Mustang organisation gave thanks to all who made the trip a possibility, the parents for all their support, coach Kenrick Willams for organising the trip, all the supporters who travelled with the team, British American Insurance Company in Alexandra Place, Fosters Food Fair and to all the athletes who competed.
Over the weekend of Feb 16th-19th five of Cayman’s young Carifta hopefuls from Mustang track club competed in
Chantelle Morrison led the way in the class 4 girls 100m at the Meet with a impressive 12.63s clocking bettering the Carifta qualifying standard by .02 seconds and also the world youth championship standards which will be held in Ostrava Czech Republicin on the 11-15 July this year in a negative 3.6m/sec head wind.
Travis Webb recorded a height of 1.70m down from 1.80m that he recorded the previous week in Cayman for a 16th place finish overall in the open mens high jump ,he was also down to take part in the long jump but because of a late start to the meet both the high jump and long jump had a clashed in time so coach yen decided to bypass the long jump in favour of the high jump.
Ashleigh Nalty also jumped the qualifying height for the carifta games with a leap of 1.55m for 7th place in the womens open high jump,she also won heat 11 in the class 4 girls 100m in a time of 13.85s. Kedeen Foster recorded 2.26.96 for second place in the Under 20 girls 800m just 4 seconds of the qualifying mark while her sister turned in a time of 5.31.05 for a third place finish in Under 20 girls1500m.as well as a 4th place in the 800m in a time of 2.32.
Coach Tyrone was quite impressed with the athletes performance as it was Chantelle first 100m for the season as well as Ashliegh first high jump competition. Both Foster sisters also ran there events for the first time this season the 800m and 1500m and from all indication they should meet the qualifying standard very soon indicated coach Yen.
Ashliegh Nalty, Chantelle Morrison,Travis Webb, Anissa Owen and Avril Myers have all met the qualifying standards set out by the CIAA to take part in this years Carifta games to be held in the Turks and Caicos in April 7-9 2007. other Members who are very close to qualifying are Jahzenia Thomas U17 Girls Long Jump,and Sisters Dee-ann and Kadeen Foster in the U20 Girls 800m and 1500m
The Mustang Organization Congratulates these Athletes on their fine Performances and wishes them all the best for the remainder of the year.
Ashliegh Nalty High Jump
Chantelle Morrison 100m ,
Travis Webb High Jump
Anissa Owen Long Jump, Shot Putt, 100m
Avryl Myers Shot Putt
Gizel Wright 100m
Mustang Athletes Ashliegh Nalty and Chantelle Morrison were Featured in the December edition of the Skoop Magazine. Pick up a copy at your nearest Book Store or News stand for a Exclusive interview with both Athlete. Skoop Magazine is a Caymanian Magazine which highlight the Teens of these island and keeps you abreast with the latest news and fashion from arond the world
Chantelle Morrison was voted most outstanding Female Youth Athlete for 2006 an award she has won for the past 3 years
Kristen Dixon was voted most Improved athlete for 2006
Other club Members who were nominated fo various categories are as follows
Travis Webb, Ashliegh Nalty , Justin Nalty,Avryl Myers,Kadeen Foster, Dee-Ann Foster,Vashti Morris
The Dinner and Awards Ceromony will be held on January 6th 2007 begining at 7.30pm
at the Mary Miller Hall.
Mustang Track Club finished third in the Cayman Island Marathon 4-Person Relays on Sunday 3rd of December.
Team Members in running order
Gill Commins, Kadeen Foster, Lance Mcfield, Dee-ann Foster.
The Mustang water stop was also voted the 3rd best water stop on the entire route
Team Members Micheal Nalty, Moraine Webb, Donna Yen,Shanique Yen, Travis Webb, Bridgette Myers, Lanisia Barnes.
Special Thanks to The Daily Grind and Monograms and More for Sponsoring the Team.
$25.00 Gift Cert from MacDonalds (#16)
DVD – courtesy of Creative Tech (#15)
Gift Basket from
$75 gift Certificate from Café Med (#13)
Car Upholstery from Master cleaners (#12)
Carpet Cleaning from Master Cleaners (#11)
5 hour Maid Service Master Cleaners (#10)
$150 Lawn Service from Busy Bee (#9)
Janice M. Monje
Breakfast for two at breezes (#8)
Pirates Buffer for 2 at the Westin (7)
Sunday Brunch for 2 at Westin (#6)
Gift Certificate from Act II (#5)
$35 from Salon Salon (#4)
T-Fal Pot Set Courtesy of Nalty’s Maint (#3)
BMX Bike Courtesy of Nalty (#2)
CAL Airline Ticket Courtesy of Travel Pros (#1)
The Mustang Track Club would like to thank the many supporters who supported the Raffel and also those who helped to sell the tickets as well. Congratulations to all the winners.
The Mustang Track Club would like to thank the many supporters who supported the Raffel and also those who helped to sell the tickets as well. Congratulations to all the winners.
Please call 928-6026 for pick up of prizes. Proper identification isneeded in order to do so.
Please call 928-6026 for pick up of prizes. Proper identification isneeded in order to do so.
The third and final leg of the Fidelity Fun Run series saw over 100 participants mass on the starting line in Walker's Road.
At the end of the 2-mile course which took them along Walker's Road to South Sound Road and back to the finish in Denham Thompson Way, Marius Acker powered home to take his third victory and overall first place for the series.
Behind him, and pushing all the way, was Dave Walker in a time of 10:29 minutes, just short of Marius' winning 10:04 minutes, his best for the series.
Gill Comins also completed a hat trick of wins, heading Deeann Foster home in 13:22 minutes ahead of the second place 13:29 minutes.
Leading the pram pushers home, Tom Gammage and daughter Lily again finished in the top ranks of the individual runners to take first place overall for the series.
After the finish the aggregate results for the three runs were tallied up and trophies awarded to the top overall finishers for the series.
Fidelity Fun RunAn enthusiastic group of participants turned out for the first segment of the 2006 Fidelity Fun Run Series.
The initiation of the local running season was enjoyed by persons of all ages and abilities. It is hoped that each entrant from the opening segment will bring a companion to the next outing on Saturday, 16 September.
Some new faces were on the scene, and old acquaintances were welcomed back.
Marius Acker has been dominating recent events at various distances, and served notice that he is intending to continue his placement at the top of the list. His field–leading time of 10:52.88 led runnerup Graham Monk by ten seconds, while third place was captured by Tom Stephens with an 11:42.03 mark.
On the ladies’ side, Gill Comins topped all the female competitors with a 13:45.33 effort,.She was closely trailed by sisters Kadeen and Deeann Foster with their respective times of 13:50.54, and 13:51.56.
Lily Gammage , ably assisted by Dad Tom, was the first pram passenger to cross the finish line, while 7–year–old Ciaran Touhey made it all the way on his own in 20:18.37.
Division leaders after Week 1 include Tom/Lily Gammage, Ciaran Touhey,Tacita Berry,James Tweedie, Ashleigh Nalty, Kadeen Foster, Tom Stephens, Laura Knox,Marius Acker,Gill Comins, Graham Monk, Susan Kerr, Max Obrist, and Lois Johnas.
The series continues this coming Saturday morning. All of last