Harvey, Newton and Gibbons headline Guyana’s CARIFTA Track and Field team
Attoya Harvey and Ezekiel Newton along with javelin standout, Anisha Gibbons, are part of the 18 athletes set to represent Guyana at the CARIFTA Track and Field Championships over the Easter weekend (April 8-10) in The Bahamas.
Harvey, voted the Junior Sportswoman-of-the-Year by the National Sports Commission for her stellar exploits over the period of 2021-2022, returns to the Championships after a rewarding outing last year in Kingston, Jamaica.
Guyana won seven medals and Harvey led the charge with three of her own – gold (U-17 1500m), silver (U-20 3000m), and bronze (U-17 800m).
Gibbons, currently on a scholarship at the New Mexico University, pursuing studies in Business, will be eying a third successive gold in her javelin event after medals in 2019 and 2022.
Likewise, Newton, who has shown tremendous improvement in recent months and has a season-best of 10.46 seconds in the 100m, is back at the Championships in search of a medal.
Silver medalists in 2022, Narissa McPherson and Javon Roberts are back along with Trevon Hammer.
- Under-17 Girls: Athaleyah Hinckson (100m, 200m, 4x100m), Tianna Springer (200m, 400m, 4x100m), Tamara Harvey (Long Jump, 4x100m), Adessa Albert (100m, 4x100m)
- Under-17 Boys: Malachi Austin (200m, 400m), Javon Roberts (800m, 1500m), Ezekiel Saul (Triple Jump, High Jump), Deuel Europe (Long Jump), Immanuel Adams (High Jump)
- Under-20 Girls: Narissa McPherson (400m, 800m), Attoya Harvey (800m, 1500m, 3000m), Anisha Gibbons (Javelin)
- Under-20 Boys: Ezekiel Newton (100m, 200m), Wesley Nobel Jr. (400m), Seon Booker (800m, 1500m), Omar James (200m, 400m), Odida Parkinson (5000m), Trevon Hammer (Long Jump, Triple Jump)
- Team Officials: Mark Scott (Coach), Kesia Burnett (Coach), Linden Phillips (Coach), Keith Campbell (Manager), Nolex Holder (Physiotherapist)