Caesar, Rogers in top form at Independence meet


By Treiston Joseph 

Junior champion Compton Caesar and sprint ace Onasha Rogers were in top form ahead of the South American Junior Championships after brilliant runs at the Independence meet last weekend at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.

Caesar clocked 10.45s and 21.42s in the Men’s 100 and 200 metres to top national senior champ Rupert Perry, who clocked 10.47s in the 100 and 21.58s in the 200. Rogers, on the other hand, ran the fastest time by any female at the two-day event, even out-running Alisha Fortune though both were in separate categories.

Rogers clocked 11.80s in the 100 metres to top fellow Guyana team-mate Kenisha Phillips, who clocked 11.86s. In the 200 metres, Rogers ran 24.48s, while Phillips clocked 24.70s in the half lap event. Fortune’s times in the 100m and 200m were 12.28s and 26.14s respectively.

Meanwhile, Alita Moore had a good run in the Women’s 400m with a time of 56.68s, while Avon Samuels, who will compete at this weekend’s event, had good run of 57.60s.

Quincy Morian had a good run in the 800 metres with a time of 1:54.65s, while Samuel Lynch finished second with a time of 1:55.29s and Carifta 1500 metres silver medallist ran 2:01.48s for third in the event.

Chantoba Bright continued her dominance in the pit with a 12.18m triple jump win that easily topped her competition. All the top athletes will be on show at this upcoming weekend’s South American Junior Championship set for the Leonora Stadium.

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