Exposure and PBs for young athletes

L-R: Molly-Ann Moore (manager), Deneisha Taylor, Michail Michelin, Aimee McKenzie, Anthony Chin Jr, Bradley Erskine, Eric Webster (coach)

Cayman’s five-athlete team returned home this week from the NACAC U13 and U15 Championships in El Salvador with six medals and a wealth of experience.

Overall, the Cayman Islands team finished 13th of 21 participating countries from the Caribbean and Central America. Trinidad and Tobago topped the points table.

Aimee McKenzie finished top of the heap in the high jump in the U13 Girls Pentathlon with a jump of 1.43m, not far off her personal best of 1.47m. She was 24th of 30 competitors overall in the pentathlon.

In the U15 Boys Heptathlon, Bradley Erskine finished 10th in a field of 31 athletes. He won a silver medal in the shot put with a throw of 13.50m and set a new personal best in the high jump with 1.50m. He was fourth in the 80m.

Michael Michelin finished 15th out of a field of 28 competitors in the Boys U13 Pentathlon. He won his heart with a time of 3:16.39 in the 1,000m to finish fourth in that event.

Meantime, Anthony Chin was one spot back in the Boys U13 Pentathlon standings. He set a personal best in the long jump with 4.80m to finish fourth in that specific event.

In the U15 Girls Heptathlon, Deneisha Taylor was 25th of 32 athletes. Set a new personal best in the high jump with a jump of 1.20m.

The top eight athletes in each event were awarded medals at the 26-27 July meet at the Estadio Jorge ‘Magico’ Gonzalez.

Cayman’s athletes were accompanied by coach Eric Webster and manager Molly-Ann Moore.

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