Cayman’s top amateur athlete, 200-and 400-meter national record holder Jamal Walton is out of Saturday’s (2 June) Cayman Invitational due to injury.
In speaking with Walton’s uncle Rico Burgess, Cayman 27 learned of his status earlier today (30 May).
“Jamal will not be running at Cayman Invitational due to he is still recovering from his injury.”
Walton, 19, has been slowed by a hamstring injury for parts of the 2018 season. In April, Walton bowed out of the Commonwealth Games after first suffering the injury back in March at the Florida Relays.
In May, Walton went on to place second in the 400 meters at the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) State Championships. Miramar High School Coach Chris McComb confirmed with Cayman 27 the quarter-miler was in fact injured upon reaching the finals. In the 200 meter finals, Walton placed 9th overall with a time of 23.90 seconds.
Walton was set to square off against Jamaican standout, schoolboy Christopher Taylor in a rematch of the 2016 Cayman Invitational.