AAG names 17 for CARIFTA Track and Field Championship


Following the conclusion of its trials, the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has named a 17-member contingent to participate in the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Track and Field Championship at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in The Cayman Islands from April 20-22.

The AAG, on its Facebook page on Monday (March 11), said, “17 local athletes have qualified for the CARIFTA Games 2019 after the final qualification event over the weekend. Congrats to all our athletes and best wishes.”

The athletes listed were:

Females: Brianna Charles – Running Brave (100m), Deshana Skeete – Christianburg Wismar Secondary School (CWSS) (200m), Keliza Smith – Running Brave (400m), Adriel Austin – Running Brave (800m), Shaquka Tyrell – CWSS (800, 1500m), Princess Browne – Running Brave (triple jump), Jahaziah Copeland – Upper Dem (shot put) and Anisha Gibbons – Ruralites (Javelin)

Males: Osrick Pellew – Ruralite (100m), Loneil Marks – Hopetown Flames (100, 200m), Osa Blair – Police (100m), Daniel Williams – Upper Dem (200m), Cordell Charles – SUR (1500m), Daniel Melville – Police (800m), Matthew Gordon – Hopetown Flames (3000m), Melon Lowenfield – GDF (High Jump) and Tremaine Browne – CWSS (Long Jump).

It understood the athletes will be engaged in regular training camps prior to departure. At the 2018 Games held in The Bahamas, Guyana got its first relay medal in the history of the championship when the Under-20 girls copped bronze.

The quartet of Joanna Archer, Kezra Murray, Chantoba Bright and Kenisha Phillips ran a time of 3:54.38s to take the third place position in 4×400 metres event.

It was one of seven bronze medals at the Games for Guyana, with jumper Bright securing the lone gold.

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