– records fastest 200m time oversea for local based junior athlete
Royal Youth Movement (RYM) athlete, Elton Bollers of the University of Guyana (UG) has been improving tremendously in his athletic career that he resumed earlier in the year.
The nineteen years old athlete, who was in the silhouette for quite a number of years when he started his track career in his High School days, has climbed a few steps further from the bottom of the ladder, ranking as one of Guyana’s best sprinters in the junior category.
Bollers last Sunday in Twin Island, Trinidad and Tobago at the annual Morvant Jets and Mustangs Games at the Hasley Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain outsprinted his opponents in the boys under_20 100m finals to continue his winning streak at the Games in a time of 10.88 seconds.
Despite not medaling in the U_20 400m, the upcoming athlete managed to run off with two gold medals. The race which was won by a Trinidadian athlete saw Bollers finishing in fifth place. Asking Bollers, who arrived in Trinidad on Friday to compete at the games which was held over two days, to comment on his performance in the race (400m), he stated that his energy was not there in the race. “I don’t know what went wrong. I wasn’t myself, my energy wasn’t flowing but the race wasn’t fast, it was won in early 48.”
The athlete also competed in his pet event; the boy’s U_20 200m the previous day (Saturday) and copped gold in a time of 21.5 seconds after taking charge of the race from the final 100m.
Overall for the year, Bollers have 4 gold medals with one silver. His first gold medal was obtained at the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) National Youth, Junior and Senior Championship at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary in the boys U_20 (Junior) 200m. This was where Bollers left spectators and CARIFTA Team athletes, Chavez Ageday and Stephan James dumb folded as he aggressively sprinted to a sweet victory in a time of 21 seconds (on grass).
His second gold medal locally was at the recent successful President’s/Jefford Classic III at the McKenzie Sports Club ground in the men’s 400m.
Bollers a third year student at UG (Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics) will be looking to continue his outstanding performance in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend in the Men’s 400m Invitational at the Sagicor National Gas Company National Open Championship at the Hasley Crawford Stadium.
The athlete indicated that he will be looking to break the 50 seconds barrier in the 400m to record to a new personal best time in the race.
Confirmed to compete at the Open Championship which will be held over two days form 3pm are former Royal Youth Movement athletes, Philip Drayton and Wayne Harlequin. Drayton’s 400m (preliminary) is slated for 10:50pm while Harlequin’s 800m preliminary as well is set for 5:50pm.
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