SA Championships: Foster, Men’s Relay team win bronze for Guyana


Guyanese middle-distance runner, Andrea Foster, and her compatriots in the Men’s 4x100m Relay team won bronze in their respective events on the final day of the Senior South American Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Foster, who entered the Championships as the fastest female in the 800m event, clocked 2.05.93s for third in the final on Monday (May 31).

The race was won by Uruguay’s Deborah Rodriguez (2.03.38s), while Flávia de Lima of Brazil (2.05.00s) came second.

Additionally, the quartet of Jeremy Bascom, Emanuel Archibald, Akeem Stewart and Nolex Holder produced a time of 40.02s to finish third in the Men’s 4X100m relay.

Brazil won the event in 39.10s, followed by Colombia in 39.65s.

Meanwhile, Stewart was disqualified from the 200m final after a false start. He entered the final with the fourth-fastest time from heats.

Arinze Chance finished fifth in his heat with a time of 21.84s, but it was not quick enough to progress to the final.

800m runner Quamel Prince also got fifth in his final with a time of 1.49.48s. The event was won by Brazilian Thiago André (1.45.62s), followed by Colombia’s Jhonatan Osorno (1.47.78s) and Venezuela’s Ryan Parra (1.48.31s).

Guyana has ended the three-day event with five medals – one silver and four bronze.

On the first day of the competition, Guyana won three medals – one silver and two bronze – compliments of sprinters Archibald, Jasmine Abrams and Jenea McCammon.

Archibald got second in the Men’s 100m, while Abrams got third in the Female 100m and McCammon a similar finish in the 100m hurdles.

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