Garraway takes gold at IAAF World Athletics Day Championship
As expect, Guyana’s little upcoming bullet, Tevin Garraway of the Police Progressive Youth Club (PPYC) blazed the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary in the U-18 100m boys when the global symbolic event, IAAF World Athletics Day Championships for junior athletes was celebrated.
Garraway, CARIFTA 100m and 200m finalist, stormed to 11.4 seconds on the ground which was damped by the May-June rain ahead of Samuel Doris 11.8 seconds and Jason Yaw 12.1 seconds on the Eastern section of field.
Shaquane Daniels of Running Brave Athletic Club, who came second last year in the girls U-18 100m in 13.2 seconds, upped her game this year to hit below the 13 seconds barrier to claim the golden position.
Daniels 12.7 seconds was registered when she dipped at the finish line ahead of Deja Smartt (12.9 seconds) of Ruralities Track Club. Susan Moshett of Upper Demerara was third in 13.2 seconds.
Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) gold medalist, Ernesto Thomas (2:06.1 seconds) was equally impressive as Garraway and Shaquane Daniels in the U-18 boys 800m. Mark Jarvis (2:07.6 seconds) of Mercury Faster Laners (MFL), who was second, thought he would have taken the gold as he sprinted home from the final 120m of the race but Thomas powerful finish was good enough to compete with Jarvis’ finish. Shaquille Smartt of Upper Demerara was in a distant third in 2:14.5 seconds.
National Schools’ Track and Field athlete, Shamaine Daniels easily took the U-18 girls 400m in 1:01.7 seconds.
Avon Samuels and Dequan Vancooten dominated in the U-16 category in the girls and boys 80m respectively. Samuels registered 9.6 seconds, while Ruth Sanmogan and Briana Trotman turned in 10 seconds and 10.4 seconds. Vancooten blazed down the track to finish alone at the line in 9.1 seconds; Darryl Dublin was second in 9.3 seconds with Shaquan Williams third in 9.9 seconds.
Cassey George won the 1000m in 3:16.9 seconds to leave Cassie Kirton to battle for the runner-up position in 3:26.5 seconds. Jamal Johnson (3:03.6 seconds) was the winner of male version of the race.
Natrecia Hooper and Keoma Dover were unchallenged in the 150m.
Kennyah Baird, Cassie Kirton and Orlando Adams were victorious in the field events. Baird best throw of 3m90cm won the girls shot putt. Kirton 13m46cm throw in the discus allowed her to cop the top position in the discus. Adams easily won the boys discus with his 20m32cm throw.
Meanwhile, Christianburg Wismar Secondary School amassed 48 points to win the Inter Schools Category of the Championship.
New Campbellville Secondary School and New Silver City Secondary were second and third with 30 and 21 points.