Cayman boasts several local athletes set to compete in the 2016 Cayman Invitational.
While most eyes will be glued to superstars like Usain Bolt, plenty of junior and senior Caymanian athletes will share the stadium with the stars Saturday 14 May.
For them, it’s a chance to compete at home against the world’s best on the very track they grew up with.
“When Cydonie put on the first meet, I was so amased because I’ve never seen so many people at Truman Bodden Sports Complex even when there was a football competition,” said Cayman’s 100- and 20–metre National record holder Kemar Hyman.
Hyman will compete in the 100 at the Invite, lining up along side Usain Bolt.
“I just want it to continue pushing forward because definitely that can put Cayman on the map.”
Cayman’s National triple jump record holder Carl Morgan said six years ago it didn’t seem like a meet of this magnitude could be held on Cayman’s shores.
“The fact that we had never seen it before makes it even more surreal,” Morgan said. “The fact that now we’ve seen it and it’s happening over and over again, to see that many people believe and they support us — it’s amasing.”
Cayman’s 400-metre record holder Jamal Walton also is scheduled to compete. Ronald Forbes had to pull out of the meet with injury.