Rising sprint queen relishing opportunity to race Pompey
-Carto expresses confidence as well
Rising sprint queen Neisa Allen speaking with Kaieteur Sport during a training session at the Police Sports Club yesterday said that she is relishing the opportunity to compete against Guyana’s most celebrated female athlete Aliann Pompey at this weekend’s President’s /Jefford Track & Field Classic at the MSC ground.
The young athlete, who has been among the best female sprinters locally for almost three years, was seen going through her paces under the watchful eyes of Head Coach of the Police Progressive Youth Club Lyndon Wilson and she expressed confidence of doing well against her more illustrious counterpart.
“It is a pleasure to run against her (Aliann) who is one of our own and my performance in the race will enable me to judge where I am in relation to my own ability and will also allow me to determine what I need to do,” Allen pointed out.
Asked about her preparations, Allen disclosed that it has picked up and going great right now despite only recently returning from an injury.
She said that it is all in the mind and she is focused and ready to do her best over the agreed 200 metres race.
“I will do my best and even if is not enough to gain victory I hope that the race will be fast enough for me to record my personal best,” she related.
Allen exuded confidence ahead of the race, adding that she will be in the mix battling it out with the likes of local champion Alisha Fortune and club mate Tiffany Carto for a podium spot.
Meanwhile, Carto echoed the same sentiments expressed by Allen when she stated that it is an honour to be able to run against Guyana’s most decorated athlete in her lifetime.
Carto indicated that her preparations have gone well and it had started sometime now so she is rearing to get on the track and perform to her optimum.
Quizzed on whether she thought she had a good chance of upstaging her rivals, Carto replied in the affirmative, adding that she’s in great shape and she knows that she is good enough to win. She too is aiming to register her personal best.