– Running Braves dominate AAG Awards
Buxton-based sprint prodigy, Kenisha Phillips was recognised for her prowess Friday night when the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) named her ‘Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year’ at their Annual Awards
Ceremony at Duke Lodge, Kingston.
Phillips, who now reportedly trains with the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), was among few from opposing clubs to receive awards, while athletes from Running Braves Athletics Club, dominated the awards, which is based on performances last year.
Police Progressive Youth Club’s (PPYC), Winston George received ‘Best Senior Male Athlete of the Year’. Guyana’s 400m record holder is currently in the United States of America on a training stint ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
George recently set Guyana’s first 300m record. The Olympian broke the 400m record twice last year. He first lowered the record to 45.57 seconds in June, before setting 45.25s later in August at the World Championships in Beijing, China.
George reportedly topped distance running dynamo, Cleveland Forde and national javelin record holder, GDF’s Leslain Baird, for the award. Baird received the runner-up prize in the category as well with Forde not finding favour with the judges.
Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School (CWSS) sprint ace Compton Caesar, who was a finalist in both 100m and 200m in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa, was awarded Best Youth Male, while Running Braves’ Avon Samuels was Best Youth Female.
Middle distance athlete, Running Braves’, Andrea Foster was ‘Best Junior Female Athlete of the Year’ with Police’s, Linton Mentis taking home ‘Best Junior Male Athlete’. United States-based, distance athlete, Euleen Josiah-Tanner won ‘Best Senior Female Athlete of the Year’.
Coach of the Running Braves Athletics Club, Julian Edmonds got the Coach of the Year Award. Edmonds was the choice of the AAG in 2015 in attending international competition with national teams. GDF’s Natrena Hooper was runner-up Senior Female Athlete; Aniqua Powley was runner up Junior Female and Matthew McKenzie runner-up Best Youth Male Athlete.
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