Guyanese girls shine at Pennsylvania Relay Festival
A six-member all female team from the New Campbellville Secondary School in Georgetown recently returned from the Pennsylvania Relay Festival, after the relay team won the 4x400m event.
The team of Princess Browne, Binka Joseph, Thenica Thompson and Malika Abrams won from a field that included teams from the United States of America, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago among others.
The girls competed in the Secondary/High school category and, according to overseas-based Guyanese Mark Webster of Transparency Envision, a Non-governmental Organisation that made the initiative possible, the young ladies’ performance augurs well for athletics in Guyana.
There was also participation from a team that was chosen from the Technical Institutes across Guyana and they placed third in the 4x400m relay event. There was also participation from the Fort Wellington Secondary School.
The Pennsylvania Relay Festival is an annual event that attracts teams from countries across the globe. Many athletes use this platform to catapult their athletics career.