IGG 2022: Guyana’s Newton, Hinckson take 100m titles

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Ezekiel Newton and Athaley Hinckson won the age 14-19 100m titles on the opening day of the Track and Field action at the Inter-Guiana Games at the National Track and Field Facility, Leonora, West Coast Demerara.

 Newton clocked 10.72 seconds to win ahead of teammate Osrick Pellew (10.86s) and Surinamese D’Angelo Huisden (11.33s).

Hinckson recorded a time of 12.23 seconds in another 1-2 finish for Guyana as Nalicia Glen (12.24s) got a close second and Jessika Ringuet (12.31 seconds) of French Guiana got third.

The host also dominated the 400m races as Tiana Springer clocked 54.37s followed by Nariss McPherson (55.01s) and Suriname’s Allanyx Brei (59.97s) likewise, Malachi Austin (49.27s) of Guyana, won the boys’ event followed by Jeffel Koorndijk of Suriname (49.82s) and Far Pierre-Louis of French Guiana (50.38s).

 More so, CARIFTA standout, Attoya Harvey made light work of her opponents in the 1500m as she clocked 5:14.66s, way ahead of second-place Lilli Piquemal (6:02.82s) of French Guiana and Suriname’s Iihaisa Sennebad (6:09.03s).

Harvey did the double by dominating the 3000m in a time of 11:23.18s with the next best being Guyana’s Rosamond Harvey (13:10.45s) and Sennebad (13:28.01s).

In the High Jump, French Guiana’s Tanisha Palmier leap of 1.63m won gold ahead of Guyana’s Zaryssa McRae (1.52m) and teammate Le’ane Alfred (1.43m).

 Suriname’s Alicia Grootfaan won both the Shot Put (13.18m) and Discuss (35.41m) while the male triple jump went to Guyana’s Staffon Roach (14.59m) and the female title was won by Alfred (11.51m).

Thus far, Guyana has accumulated 248 points ahead of French Guiana (167) and Suriname (160).

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