Guyana’s Olympic 400m qualifier from the London Games and top male sprinter, Winston George has thrown his name
in the 100m pool for the Boyce & Jefford Track and Field Classic V this weekend in Linden.
George, who is more of a renowned quarter-miler and 200m runner, has thrown out a challenge to the ‘young guns’ registered for the marquee 100m race at the event. George is going for a sprint treble and believes he can do it at his first Boyce/Jefford Classic.
Since rising to prominence three years ago, George has never competed at the meet since he is always overseas representing Guyana at the same time. However, the athlete, with personal best times of 45.57 seconds in the 400m and 20.58 seconds in the 200m, will compete at home.
“I know the young guns will be gunning for me so I have to put in my best performance. This will be my first Classic, and I am looking to make an impression with winning all three sprint events,” the Police Progressive Youth Club athlete said.
George believes that the meet records could tumble since he is on his best form after returning from the Commonwealth Games two weeks ago. But it will not be a walk in the park for George, and he is aware of the challenges he could face in Linden.
Mercury Fast Laners’ Kevin Abbensetts, who is a double Inter-Guiana Games gold medalist, will be one to watch in the 100m and 200m races. Abbensetts’ rival, Tevin Garraway, also from Police, is also in the reckoning to medal in the sprints. The Guyana Defence Force’s, Akeem Stewart and Davin Fraser are also ones to watch in the races that have 18 athletes registered.
In addition, the male 100m and 200m events will feature St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Josh Hamilton, who will be arriving in Guyana late Friday night. Hamilton also represented his country at the Commonwealth Games and will be matching strides in Guyana this weekend.
Linden’s hope in the races rest on Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School’s, Compton Caesar and Upper Demerara Track Club’s Winston Caesar.
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