By Edison Jefford
Multiple CARIFTA Games gold medallist, Cassey George amid South American Junior bronze medalists, Jason Yaw and
Jevina Sampson with sprint ace, Tevin Garraway, will lead a strong national junior team at the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) this weekend.
The team also features CARIFTA bronze medallist, Andrea Foster and breakout sprinter, Kevin Abbensetts. Guyana will host the IGG 2014 with Athletics slated for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Ground Saturday and Sunday.
George will compete in the 800m and 1500m as well as the 4x400m with Foster, while Sampson is listed to run in the 200m, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m along with Avon Samuels. Shoquan Daniels and Shannon Griffith battle in the 100m and 4x100m with Griffith also competing in the Long Jump.
The other females on the team include: Claudrice McKoy and Shontel Hinds (3000m, 4x400m), Chantoba Bright (Long Jump, Triple Jump), Irie Cadogan (High Jump), Natricia Hooper (Triple Jump, High Jump), Trystal McAllister (Shot Putt, Javelin), Stephanie Frank (Discus, Javelin) and Khadidja Ba (Shot, Discus).
In the male competition, Yaw, Garraway and Abbensetts will set the tone for the Guyanese with the sprint events among them. Garraway and Abbensetts will compete in the 100m, 200m as well as the 4x100m and 4x400m events.
Yaw and Quacy Simpson will run in the 400m and makes up the team for the 4x400m. Yaw will also run in the 4x100m while Simpson competes in the 800m along with Orneto Thomas, who is also scheduled to run the 1500m. Grivon Grant will run the 1500m with Thomas and the 5000m. Grant and Thomas are the alternates on the 4x400m team as well. Mathew McKenzie runs in the 5000m with Grant.
Clarence Greene, Jbari Joseph and Kade Pearce will lead the male field events for Guyana with Greene competing in the
Triple Jump and Javelin Throw. Tremaine Beckles will also compete in the Javelin. Joseph will do the Long and High Jumps with Pearce as his partner in the High Jump event.
Samuel Gray does the Long Jump and Triple Jump. Timothy Fullington and Jamal Joseph are to compete in the Discus Throw and Shot Putt. Alisha Fortune, Raymond Daw and Julian Edmonds were identified as the officials for the IGG Athletics team.
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