Locals to impress at IAAF World Athletics Day Meet
Tevin Garraway along with other local athletes in Guyana will set the Police Sports Club ground track
on fire today when the officials indicate the start of the IAAF World Athletics Day Championship from 9am.
The Championship which comprises of two categories, under-15 and under-18, will see the athletes competing for prizes which includes a trophy.
The Inter Schools segment for the U-16 athletes will be allowed to compete in one track and field event; 80m, 150m, 1000m and 2000m race walk, long jump, shot put and discus throw.
Events in the Youth category of Championship for under-18 athletes for the boys are 100m, 800m, 3000m, long jump, javelin, 3000m walk race; for the girls100m,400m, 1500m, long jump, discus, shot put and 2000m race walk (girls). Athletes in this category will only be allowed to participate in one event.
Podium athletes in each category (Inter Schools and Youth) will be rewarded with medals while the School with the most points in the Inter Schools Category will be awarded with the IAAF trophy.
Last year, the local athletes who had the chance to continue to gauge their training and preparation, impressed the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) when the meet was staged at the same venue.
Multi-schools’ champion, Jevina Sampson, who won the Under-15 Girls’ 150m race in a time of 19.6 seconds was one of the athletes that impressed the Association.
Kevin Ramlall won the male version of the race in 18.7 seconds with Juwan Westfield second in 18.8 seconds. Cuddy Holder finished third in 19.2 seconds to initiate a day of good tests for some of Guyana’s leading youth and junior athletes at the Sports Club.
In the U-15 Boys’ 80m, Jason Yaw, who won the U-18 boys 100m at the LinWest Games in 11.4 seconds outsprinted Tyrell Peters and Rondel Austin to win the event in 9.4 seconds. Peters was second in 9.6 seconds and Austin third in 9.8 seconds. Leslyn Dublin won the female version in 10.9 seconds.
Cortez Fraser won the U-18 Boys 100m in 11.0 seconds with Keon Lynch second in a time of 11.1 seconds. Both Christopher Hyderkhan and Tevin Garraway had 11.4 seconds to end up in a tie for the cellar podium positions in the race.
Mowana Maison of Mercury Fast Laners had 12.9 seconds to top the female race with Shaquane Daniels of Running Brave, second in 13.2 seconds and Alita Moore of Police Progressive Youth Club, who is not eligible for the competition, third in 13.6 seconds.