Festivities surrounding the 14 May Cayman Invitational are off and running.
Cayman’s fastest man Kemar Hyman returned to Cayman Wednesday (11 May) ahead of the meet. One of the first things he did was visit his old stomping grounds at George Town Primary School.
Hyman met with students, signed autographs and even raced against the boys and girls. He’s still the fastest young man in school, but some of the students gave him a run for his money.
“Just to develop their minds mentally because I know that if I can touch at least at least three or four of these guys and get them into track and field, it would be amasing for the sport and the Cayman Islands,” Hyman said. “So we need kind of like a next Kemar Hyman, next Cydonie Mothersill, a next Kareem (Streete-Thompson) for the long jumping stuff and a next Ronald Forbes. So just coming out here to show them that it’s all love and it’s all love in the Cayman Islands.”
Hyman is expected to run the 100 at the Cayman Invite.
The Invitational is Cayman’s annual professional track and field meet. It attracts some of the best athletes in the world and, this year, that includes Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt.