President of the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) Assistant Superintendent Colin Boyce told the media that while he knows that Guyana will not be top contenders to secure the most medals due to our small contingent, he expects the team to return home with a few.
“We may not be top contenders, but I expect a few medals.” Boyce was at the time extending best wishes to the team which departed yesterday morning from Olympic House to participate in the 2009 Junior Carifta Games in Castries, St. Lucia over the coming weekend.
The ten-member squad will be led by star distance athlete Alika Morgan and also includes (Girls) Jevina Straker, Ayanna Graham, Tiffany Carto and Janella Jonas, while the (Boys) are Chavez Ajedey, Ricardo Martin, Chavez Sital, Jonathan Fagundes and Jamal Holder.
Wendy Doris is the Manager/ Chaperone, while Leslie Black will serve as Coach.
Morgan brings a lot of prior experience, having competed on two previous occasions with some success, gaining a silver and bronze in the 3000 and 1500 metres respectively when the events were held in Turks and Caicos in 2007 and St. Kitts last year.
The listings of athletes for their individual events are: Under-17 Girls- J. Straker (800, 1500 metres); A. Graham (100 & 200 metres); T. Carto (100 & 200 metres); J. Jonas (800 &1500 metres); U-20- A. Morgan (1500 & 3000 metres); U-17 Boys- C. Ajeday (100 & 200 metres); R. Martin (800 & 1500 metres); C. Sital (1500 & 3000 metres) and U-20 Boys- J. Fagundes (1500 & 5000 metres) and J. Holder (1500 & 5000 metres).
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