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Athletics: Brown looking for PB as youngest hurdler at Cayman Invitational

Cayman’s top amateur hurdler Rasheem Brown says he’s aiming for a personal at Saturday’s (2 June) Cayman Invitational.

“The lineup will have different islands and Olympians with the Jonathan Cabral from Canada who is an Olympian, I’m pretty excited and will be ready to run fast and make a massive PB. Devin Allen from America, from Calabar Dejour Russell, my rival from last in Kenya’s World Youth, it’s going to be very exciting for me.

Brown, 18, who has been training at Milligan College since September says the added strength and conditioning he’s added to his regime has allowed him to grow as a hurdler.

“Right now based on my body type I’m lifting heavier now to get stronger now to get ready to face bigger guys. The schools are getting me ready to run men’s heights. It’s a very difficult part of transitioning.”

In 2019, Brown will be competing in his last CARIFTA Games in Cayman. He says he’s ready to go out with a bang.

“I want to win a gold medal for my country in my last CARIFTA. This is my last year competing at the junior level and youth level, so I’m very proud of myself.”

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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or jordanarmenise@hurleysmedia.ky.

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