CARIFTA Games athletes get support from Guyana Committee of Services
The Guyana Committee of Services has once again stepped up to be a benefactor for local sportsmen and women. On Tuesday, two of its members, Leslie Black and Linden ‘Jumbie’ Jones, presented tokens to the CARIFTA Games athletes prior to their departure for Jamaica.
The tokens of appreciation, according to Black, are to help offset whatever personal needs may arise in the ‘Land of Wood and Water’ during their sojourn.
During the April 16-18 Games, Guyana will be represented by 14 track and field standouts.
The athletes selected are as follows:
Under-17 Girls– Narissa McPherson (800m), Attoya Harvey (800m, 1500m, 3000m)
Under-17 Boys– Javon Roberts (800m)
Under-20 Girls– Keliza Smith (100m, 200m), Karese Lloyd (100m, 200m), Hannah Reid (400m), Adriel Austin (800m), Anisha Gibbons (javelin)
Under-20 Boys– Shamar Horatio (100m, 200m), Ezekiel Newton (100m, 200m), Wesley Tyndall (long jump), Gabriel Lim (javelin and discus), Trevon Hamer (triple jump), Stafon Roach (triple jump)
When the last CARIFTA Games were staged in 2019 in the Cayman Islands, Guyana’s record 21-athlete contingent finished with nine medals (four gold, two silver and three bronze).
On this current trip, Sham Johnny and Raymond Daw will act in the capacity of coaches, while Nadine Trotz is the Team Manager.