Guyana retain IGG Track and Field title


By Treiston Joseph

Guyana easily retained their track and field title when the event concluded on Saturday evening at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.

Guyana amassed 373 points for the win while Suriname finished with 253 points as the ‘Land of Many Waters’ continued their stranglehold in athletics.

Compton Caesar, Kenisha Phillips and Chantoba Bright were the stars of the meet, as the three out-shined the field.dsc_0165

Caesar who won the male 100 metres Friday evening, clocked 21.20 seconds to win the male 200 metres while Tyrell Peters who finished with silver in the male 100 metres captures his second silver in a time of  21.28 seconds.

Phillips was in tip-top form capturing the female 200 metres in 24.93 seconds after winning the 100 metres a day earlier.

Deshana Skeete finished in second for Guyana with a time of 25.74 seconds while Sabrina Menso of Suriname 27.02 seconds for third.

Switching to field events Chantoba Bright continued her brilliance in the pit for Guyana and while she was a bit out of sync, she managed to produced a winning leap of 5.77 metres. Kelanie Griffith of Guyana jumped 5.25 metres for silver.

In 800 metres action Joanna Archer and Anfernee Headaecker got gold for Guyana in times of  two minutes, 23.74 seconds (2:23.74) and 1:58.44 seconds respectively while Odwin Tudor took gold for Guyana in the 5000 metres in 16:01.07 seconds for a distance double after winning the 1500 metres on Friday evening.

Guyana also took both the male and female 4×400 metres relay to cap off the night’s action. The Inter Guiana Games will wrap-up today at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

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