Police Progressive Youth Club Relay Festival & Take away lunch set for today
- 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m set to highlight Relay Festival
Guyana’s defending Track and Field Club for the Digicel National under-23 Games and the recent
President’s/Jeffords Classic, Police Progressive Youth Club (PPYC), will be hosting a Relay Festival Track Meet under the name ‘Police Progressive Youth Club 2012 Relay Festival’ at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary for all clubs and interested institutions today.
The much anticipated Relay Festival will commence at 11:00am when the officials signal the start of the Games which has 16 events including four (100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m) track races which will highlight the festival.
The men’s 200m which is set to underline the relay festival and be one of the marquee events of the day will see upset minded Elton Bollers of the University of Guyana (UG) trying to repeat his mind blowing performance of 21 seconds against established sprinters, such as, Chavez Ageday, Running Braves’ Stephan James, Linden’s Winston Caesar, Guyana Defence Force Patrick King and Akeem Stewart, PPYC’s Tevin Garraway, Shawn Semple, Terry Easton and Keith Roberts.
The men’s 800m is expected to be fiery with Kevin Bayley set to redeem himself from his first defeat for the year in the event at the recently President’s/Jefford Classic III with Cleveland Thomas along with Trevor Scotland, Nathaniel ‘Brother’ Giddings, Tyshon Bentick, Shaquille Smartt and Carlon Halley set to compete.
The women’s 100m and 400m is likely to be a thriller with the lineup of Guyana’s present sprinter queen, Alicia Fortune of Running Brave, Neisa Allen, the Daniels twins (Shomaine and Shaquane), Tiffany Carto, Leota Bobb, Alita Moore and Tiffany Smith.
Meanwhile, a member from the PPYC Fund Raising Committee said the event will be the second of its kind. According to the committee member, the first successful Relay Festival in July 2009 was held in honour of a migrated athlete of the club, Christopher Hall, who at that time stated that he was returning to Guyana.
The member further revealed that the club will be looking forward in making the event an annual one to aid in keeping athletics alive in Guyana especially with relays.
A take away lunch ($600) will also accompany the activity to assist in raising funds for the club today.
The events for the Relay Festival are as follows:
Highlight 100m Dash Open Females
Highlight 200m Dash Open Males
Highlight 400m Open Females
Highlight 800m Open Males
Distance Medley Females
Distance Medley Males
Sprint Medley Females
Sprint Medley Males
Mix 4x100m Open
Mix 4x400m Open