Edmonds expects strong performances at AAG Developmental Meet
Running Brave Athletics Coach, Julian Edmonds, is optimistic about some solid performances from his athletes at the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Developmental Meet on Sunday.
Despite the long lay-off due to the pandemic, some athletes kept training which puts them in great shape to perform at a high level come Sunday (February 14) at the National Track and Field Facility at Leonora.
Edmonds said he will look to compare the performances the athletes had last year at this same time, to assess their progress.
“Athletics is about progress and although we had the pandemic we still did a time trial in November, December, and January, just to try and keep the athletes sharp so the athletes are eager, hungry and ready to go,” the coach contented.
Edmonds, who is coaching some of the country’s bright prospects for the upcoming CARIFTA Championships, said he feels some might make the qualifying standard.
“The majority are ready and willing to go even for the athletes that are preparing for CARIFTA, and we should see some of them achieving the qualifying standard at this meet.”
They will have a 16 to Open category that will have the conventional events such as the 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1500M and 3000M along with various jumps.
There will be 17-19 category where athletes will compete odd distances; the 14-16 and 10-13 ages will also do odd distances.
“With this being an Olympic year and we are now opening up, you want to give the athletes who are qualifying for the Olympics the best opportunity…that’s why there is a category for those athletes and they will do the conventional events,” the seasoned coach explained.
Sunday’s event will not be open to members of the public.