News

AAG selects CARIFTA Games team

MARCH 2, 2016 | BY KNEWS | FILED UNDER SPORTS

The Athletic Association of Guyana has selected its team of 15 athletes and 3 officials for CARIFTA

Fourteen-year-old sprint phenom, Kenisha Phillips (left) comfortably eases at the finish line with a sizeable victory in the U-18 Girl’s 200m.

2016 Games which will be held on 26th – 28th March in Grenada.
Kenisha Phillips, who made an impact on last weekend’s junior championship at the Leonora track, is a notable inclusion in the lineup of athletes to represent Guyana at the event. Phillips is one to watch for the future as she recorded impressive times last weekend and it is anticipated she will make her mark at the CARIFTA games and beyond.  Daniel Williams and Andrea Foster were also outstanding and are in the team.
The Team composition is:
Running Brave Athletic Club
Avon Samuels (200m and 400m Girls U18)
Claudrice McKoy (1500m and 3000m Girls U18)
Samuel Lynch (400m and 800m Boys U 18)
Natricia Hooper (Triple Jump and 400m Girls U 20)
Jeremy Garette (800m and 1500m Boys U 18)
Mathew McKenzie (1500m and 5000m Boys U 20)
Guyana Defence Force
Kenisha Phillips (100m and 200m Girls U18)
Andrea Foster (800m and 1500m Girls U 20)
Odwin Tudor (5000m Boys U 20)
Upper Demerara Schools
Chantoba Bright (Triple and Long Jump Girls U 18)
Daniel Williams (High Jump, 200m and 400m Boys U18)

Andrea Foster leads Jevina Sampson after the first lap of the U-20 Girls 800m; Foster went on to win the race.

Christianburg Wismar Secondary School
Compton Ceasar (100m and 200m Boys U 20)
Super Up-coming Runners
Tyrell Peters (100m and 200m Boys U 18)
Mercury Fast Laners
Joshua Jones (Shot Put and Discus Boys U 18)
United States of America
Alyssa Sandy (100m and 400m Hurdles Girls U 20)
The officials are as follows:
Sheryl Hermonstine (Team Manager)
Robert Chisolm (Head Coach)
Rawle Griffith (Assistant Coach)
In order to further prepare this team, a camp will be held on 5th – 6th March, 2016 at the Leonora Track

Reprinted from KNEWS