Guyana’s 2012 Olympian, Winston George warmed up nicely for next month’s South American Games in Chile by cruising to 200m and 400m victories yesterday at the Eve Leary ground where the National Senior Championships (2013) was staged.
George, who will run the 200m and the quarter mile event at the Games was in sublime form, winning the 200m in ahead of junior stars, Kevin Abbensetts and Arinze Chance in 21.50 seconds. He then return to win the 400m in 51.0 seconds.
Half-miler, Kevin Bailey, sprint queen Alisha Fortune and 100m specialist, Akeem Stewart also recorded wins at yesterday’s championships.
Bailey was in a no-nonsense mood and blew away rivals, Cleveland Thomas and Wayne Harlequin to emerge winner of the 800m event.
Bailey dominated the field by running away from the South American selectees Wayne Harlequin and Thomas to finish the 800 metres in a time of 1:56.80s Thomas was second in 1:59.60s while Harlequin finished behind the pack.
Stewart, won the men’s 100 metres in 10.90s while Alisha Fortune who will be representing Guyana at the South American games ran 12.40s to win the female 100 metres.
Junior athlete Jevina Sampson won the female 400 metres in 59.20s while placing second to another junior athlete in the female 200 metres in Natrica Hopper who won the event in 25.60s.
Cleveland Ford once again stamped his authority on his opponents in the men’s 5000m winning the event in 15:44.00s while Lelslain Baird threw away the Javelin with a throw of 52.22 metres.
The South American Games is scheduled to run off from March 7.
Last year due to inclement weather and other circumstances the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) was unable to run off its National Senior Championships but was compelled to before March when the reporting period to the IAAF ends.