Sep 25, 2020 Sports
United States based 8 year-old Guyanese athlete Alpha Harrison has been duly rewarded for a splendid year on the track in 2019 by being named USA Track and Field / New York Under-8 Athlete of the Year.
Harrison, who hails from Mocha on the East Bank of Demerara, received his trophy in the mail on Tuesday last as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Originally, the 5th annual USATF New York Athlete of the Year Awards Banquet & 2nd annual Officials Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was scheduled for March 24th last at the Crowne Plaza White Plains, White Plains, NY but had to be postponed due to the pandemic.
Harrison who celebrated his 9th birthday in May this year, attends the PS 115 Daniel Mucatel School in Brooklyn, NY, expressed delight at being named Athlete of the year noting in his own words that it was due reward and it encourages him to aim for higher heights in the field of athletics.
“I am happy to achieve this award for 2019; it is because of my hard training that I have done well. I hope to continue doing my best and to also continue winning more awards.”
His dad, Linden, said he is very proud of Alpha noting that his son worked very hard in 2019 and is deserving of the award.
“I am very glad as a parent, I would also like to say that Alpha is very talented and I am confident that he would go a very far way in the sport. I also look forward to seeing more achievements form him.”
Harrison competing at the USATF Youth National Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at the Durham County Memorial Stadium in June 2019, he captured gold in the 200m Dash in a time of 26.69, a new record for the USATF New York Zone. He was good for silver in the 400m Dash, clocking 1:08.37 which was also a record time for his zone. He also won silver in the 100m Dash, being timed at 1:08.37.
The young Guyanese was named USATF New York Youth Athlete of the Month for June 2019. In the New York Junior Olympic Championships Harrison won the 100m (14.40s) and the 200m in (30.20s) whilst finishing second in the 400m in 1m 15s. (Franklin Wilson)
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