Guyana confirmed for seven finals on day one of Carifta Games


Guyana will compete in seven finals on day one of the Carifta Games with a possibility of making it eight after the morning session on Saturday in The Bahamas.

Torque Boyce will be a part of the boy’s under-20 high jump final while 2017 Carifta gold medalist, Chantoba Bright will take to the field for the final of the girl’s under-20 long jump event.

While that will complete the finals that Guyana will participate in during the field event segment, the track athletes will have lots of running to do.

Taking the track first will be the duo of Shaquka Tyrell and Kissanna Glen in the girl’s under-17 1500 metres among a field of 12 athletes.

Chantoba Bright

The boy’s under 17 final will be up next with the duo of Murphy Nash and Cordell Charles set to take on 11 other athletes for the top three spots.

Carifta gold medallist, Claudrice McKoy will be back to grasp another title this time in the girl’s under-20 1500m and she will have the support of top West Demerara native Kezra Murray.

Switching to the sprints, Guyana has been confirmed for two sprint events with Daniel Williams qualifying for the boys under-20 400m while Deshanna Skeet has qualified for the girls under-17 400m.

Claudrice McKoy

However, should both American-based Onasha Rogers and double South American silver medallist, Kenisha Phillips qualify for the girls under-20 100m final this afternoon, that would make it eight finals for Guyana on day one of the region’s most prestigious junior athletics event.

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