Danneika Lyn’s love and aptitude for sports have always been a driver of her success. The nineteen-year-old has represented the Cayman Islands in regional and international competitions for track and field.
At the 2018 CARIFTA Games held in the Bahamas, as part of the 4x100 national relay team, Danneika brought home a bronze medal. Later that year, she was selected to represent the Cayman Islands in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the Youth Olympics. In 2019, Danneika participated at the CARIFTA Games hosted locally before competing in Gibraltar, Spain, where she won two silver medals in the 4x100 relay and the 100 meters sprint. These hard-earned accomplishments underscore Danneika’s determination to be a world-class sprinter who qualifies to represent the Cayman Islands in the next Olympic Games.
While an outstanding athlete, she also excels in academics. Before graduating from Clifton Hunter High School, Danneika’s academic aptitude earned her five GCSE’s plus a recognition plaque. She was also awarded with certificates of achievement in Maths and English at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre.
Currently enrolled in business administration and criminal justice at Lincoln University (LU) in Missouri, USA, Danneika maintains a 3.5 GPA and has been on the Dean’s List and Honour Roll since starting university.
Such achievements are noteworthy given that she practices 20 hours a week and travels across the state for weekend track meets from January through May. Balancing sports with academic achievement is very important for the Bodden Town resident and requires her to be disciplined in both areas while maintaining an outstanding work ethic.
A valued member of the LU Track team, Danneika currently holds the ninth fastest time at her university in both the 100 meters and 60 meters sprints.