Archibald blazes to new 100m national record at Senior Championships


Emanuel Archibald ignited the track on day one of the Athletics Association of Guyana’s Senior Track and Field Championships, scorching the national record in the Men’s 100m.

Archibald bolted to a new personal best of 10.09 seconds, shattering the decade-old mark of 10.12 seconds set by Adams Harris (May 2014). Noelex Holder (10.23s) and Revon Williams (10.40s) trailed in his wake for second and third place.

While Archibald’s performance falls a hair short of the 10.00-second Olympic qualifying time for Paris, it is a massive leap forward.

His previous season best was a respectable 10.13 seconds.

He’ll get another shot at the Olympic standard at the Aliann Pompey Invitational Meet on June 22nd.

In the Women’s 100m final, Jasmine Abrams clocked 11.18 seconds to beat Juvonna Cornette (11.32s) and Athaleyha Hinckson (11.49s) to the top podium spot.

Sisters Jasmine (left) and Aliyah Abrams won their respective 100m and 400m races (PHOTO: Hosea Glen)

More so, CARIFTA Games standout and World Juniors bound Malachi Austin became the new 400m champion as he clocked 47.70 seconds in a dominant win. Simeon Adams (48.90s) and Lennox Douglas (49.09s) rounded off the top three.

Olympian Aliyah Abrams also made light work of the field in the 400m with a time of 52.01 seconds, winning ahead of Kenisha Phillips (52.51s) and Deshana Skette (52.81s) while Tianna Springer was fourth in 53.73s.

Attoya Harvey won the 1,500m in a time of 5:09.14s followed by Alika Blucher 5:28.20s and Delicia Tinnis (6:17.28s) while Matthew Gordon (4:06.17s) copped the male title ahead of Guyana Defence Force duo of Devaun Barrington (4:07.30s) and Marlon Nicholson (4:11.20s).

Harvey’s triumphant day continued as she won the 5,000m in 20:25.89s, way ahead of Donnel Fraser (21:12.61s) and Jelesa Wright (21:42.29s.).

Malachi Austin (right) is the new 400m champion (PHOTO: Hosea Glen)

In the 10,000m, Police Progressive Youth Club took the top two spots compliments of Royston Fordyce (34.45.41s) and Cleveland Thomas (34.48.29s), while Odida Parkinson of the Guyana Defence Force got third in 36:01.76s.

Additionally, GDF out-sprinted Police to win both of the 4x100m relays.

In the field events, Leslain Baird was nowhere close to his season best of 76.16m as he won the men’s javelin with a best of 70.24m, followed by Tremaine Beckles (60.54m) and Jemaine Simmons (58.87m) for clean sweep by GDF.

Mark Jhalu (1.96m) got the better Yohance Bourne (1.93m) and Melon Lowenfield (1.90m) for the High Jump title, while Natrena Hooper (12.05m) got the triple jump crown ahead of Leoni Adams (11.90m) and Amrist Hector (11.18m).




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