By Edison Jefford
Sprint phenoms, Kenisha Phillips, Compton Caesar and Daniel Williams ensured they completed doubles yesterday when the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) continued its National Youth and Junior Championships at the Synthetic Facility at Leonora.
Fourteen-year-old Phillips blasted her way to 24.82 seconds in the U-18 Girl’s 200m, which left Avon Samuels (25.44s) and Toyan Raymond (26.04s) second and third respectively. Phillips had won the 100m on Saturday in a sub-12 second performance.
The Buxtonian, who told Kaieteur Sport that she attends Chase’s Academy, was a breakout star from the National Schools’ Championships, and showed consistent improvement to the point of being dubbed one of Guyana’s fastest female athletes.
Her Under-18 male counterpart from Linden, Daniel Williams also completed a sprint double in the 200m when he won in 21.77 seconds ahead of Tyrell Peters (21.82s) and Umkosi Vancooten (22.48s) in that order. Williams won the 100m the day before.
His Linden senior, Caesar cruised to the U-20 victory in 21.51 seconds, leaving Aldon Henry in second with 22.56s and Lennox Douglas third with 22.59s. Caesar, who reached the finals of the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in both sprints, also won the 100m.
Natricia Hooper turned the table on Tirana Mitchell in the Girl’s U-20 race. Hooper ran 25.67s to avenge her 100m loss to Mitchell the day before. Mitchell was second in 25.97s, while the double sprint champion from the 2015 National Schools’ Championships, Kenisha Prescott, was third in 26.03 seconds.
Claudrice McKoy, Andrea Foster and Mathew McKenzie also completed doubles in the distance and middle distance events yesterday. McKoy followed up her 1500m win with a dominant 3000 metres performance.
She won the race in 11:00.32 ahead of Tabitha Bowman (11:39.43) and Shontel Hinds (11:57.5). Foster won the 800m U-20 race in 2:14.58 to trump rivals, Jevina Sampson (2:27.43), and Assata Eastman (2:39.93) respectively.
McKenzie, who won the U-20 Boys 1500m, put in a solo performance to win the 5000m after his lone challenger dropped out on the penultimate lap. Selwyn Mingo won the 3000 U-18 Boys race in 10:02.95 ahead of Quincy Jhingoree (10:07.91) and Nicholas Daw (10:57.62).
Joanna Archer ran 2:21.50 to win the 800m Girl’s U-18 race ahead of Kezra Murray (2:27.4) and Maria Urquhart (2:34.21). Samuel Lynch recorded 1:59.09 ahead of Jeremy Garrett (1:59.49) and Rue Chester (2:05.64) respectively. Anfernee Headecker won the U-20 race in 2:03.10 ahead of Quesi Blair (2:16.67) and Andrew Holder (2:19.68).
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