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Cayman Airways supports Cayman Invitational track meet

Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) is the proud sponsor and the carrier of choice for local track star Cydonie Mothersil and all athletes competing in the Cayman Invitational track meet on 9 May. The Cayman Invitational is the first North America Central America and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) certified permit meet to be held in the Cayman Islands and the event is positioned to become a permanent highlight on the Cayman Islands Sports Tourism calendar. Cayman Airways is flying in over 80 of the visiting athletes and the needed officials, including track stars Yohan Blake and Carmelita Jeter. Cayman Airways is also the name sponsor for the highly anticipated Men’s 200M race. The Men’s 200M will be one of the highlights at the meet and will be headlined by American Olympian Shawn Crawford. ...

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Cayman Invitational attracts top 400m hurdlers

At least four past Olympians are expected to participate in the women’s 400m hurdles event at the Cayman Invitational on Wednesday, 9 May at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Spectators should gain a real preview of London competition from the performances of Tiffany Williams of the United States, Ajoke Odosuru of Nigeria, and Shevon Stoddart and Nickeisha Wilson of Jamaica. Williams will be familiar to many local track fans as she grew up in Florida and excelled at numerous Miami NW Express Classic competitions. She reached the finals in Beijing and was second in the IAAF world rankings in 2006 and sixth in 2007. She attended the University of South Carolina, where she blossomed under the coaching of Curtis Frye. She is currently benefitting from tutelage under Brooks Johnson and her personal best is listed as 53.28. ...

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Nine records broken at Carifta Games 2012

The 41st Carifta Games, which were conducted in Bermuda over the Easter weekend, are now history and it's on to the Bahamas in 2013. Jamaica continued its dominance of the annual competition, garnering a total of 78 medals—34 gold, 25 silver, 19 bronze. Runnerup honours were claimed by the Bahamas squad, which amassed a total of 40 medals—14 gold, 14 silver, 12 bronze. Trinidad and Tobago made the third-most podium appearances, resulting in 22 medals -- 6 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze. ...

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Kemar qualifies for London Olympics

Last week at the University of Florida Relays in Gainesville, Kemar Hyman qualified for the London Olympics with a 10.14 clocking in the 100 metre dash, also gaining a share of the Cayman Islands national record for the distance with Kareem Streete-Thompson, who ran that time twice in 1999. The wind was measured at 1.1,well within the legal limit. Kemar, competing for Florida State University, finished second to Jeff Demps of the University of Florida, who was credited with a time of 10.11. ...

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