Guyana leads IGG points standings

Team Guyana sits atop the medal table following the first of two days of track and field action in the XX Inter Guiana Games (IGG).

Usual suspects Kevin Abbensetts, Tevin Garraway, Jason Yaw, Avon Samuels, Jevina Sampson, Cassey George and lesser celebrated athletes helped Guyana to run away with 20 medals (11 gold) on a day of intermittent showers at the Camp Ayangana Ground yesterday.

Outstanding performances by field event athlete, Natricia Hooper also ensured that Guyana went into today’s final day with a 36 point lead (200-164) ahead of Suriname.

Dead Heat! The final of the boys 100m which was won by Kevin Abbensetts (far right). (Orlando Charles photo)
Dead Heat! The final of the boys 100m which was won by Kevin Abbensetts (far right). (Orlando Charles photo)

French Guiana is not competing in the track and field segment in the first leg of the U-20 tri-nation Games.

The highlight of yesterday was the boys 100m dash which saw last year’s champion, Abbensetts (10.5s) upsetting Garraway in a controversial photo finish.

The event was a dead heat and the officials somehow saw Suriname’s Romario Pansa (10.6s) sprinting in second followed by Garraway (10.7s).

Another close finish was the girls 400m which brought the crowd to its feet as locals Avon Samuels and Jevina Sampson took gold and silver in a close finish.

Suriname’s quarter miler, Carine Savion was third

CARIFTA and CAC 400m bronze medalist, Jason Yaw turned on the jets in the boys 400m with a killer finishing kick to repeat as champion in 49.6s.

Second and third place went to Suriname’s Uracio Seedrop and Miguel Shepper after Guyana’s Quacy Simpson was disqualified for a false start.

The local men secured gold in the 4×100 as did their female teammates.

All Alone! Cassey George cruising to the 1500m gold.(Orlando Charles photo)
All Alone! Cassey George cruising to the 1500m gold.(Orlando Charles photo)

George, a three-time CARIFTA Games gold medalist, added more hardware to her collection after cruising to victory in the girls 1500m final.

Day 2 will be highlighted with the 200m, 800m, 3000m, 5000m and the 4x400m relays. (Emmerson Campbell)

Day 1 Summary

Triple Jump male

Dave Pika (Sur), Clifton Olymph (Sur), Clarence Green (Guy)

Star athlete, Jason Yaw finishing strong in the boys 400m. (Orlando Charles photo)
Star athlete, Jason Yaw finishing strong in the boys 400m. (Orlando Charles photo)

Triple Jump female

Natricia Hooper (Guy), Deborah Galong (Sur), Zoiny Nibnon (Sur)

Girls High Jump

Natricia Hooper (Guy), Deborah Galong (Suri), Irie Cadogan (Guy)

Boys Javelin Throw

Jason David (Sur), Tramaine Beckles (Guy), Clarence Green (Guy)

Girls 100m Dash

Shoquane Daniels (Guy), Sabrina Menso (Sur), Deokoe Chivingo (Sur)

Boys 100m Dash

Kevin Abbensetts (Guy), Romario Pansa (Sur), Tevin Garraway (Guy)

Boys High Jump

Kade Pearce (Guy), Jabari Joseph (Guy), Tumane Doekoe (Sur)

Girls Javelin throw

Charissa Douglas (Sur), Sebea Skeenbeig (Sur), Trystol McAllister (Guy)

Girls 400m

Avon Samuels (Guy), Jevina Sampson (Guy), Carine Pavion (Sur)

Boys 400m

Jason Yaw (Guy),Uracio Seedrop (Sur), Miguel Shepper (Sur)

Girls 1500m

Cassey George (Guy), Andrea Foster (Guy), Esminalda Amania (Sur)

Boys 1500m

Ornesto Thomas (Guy), Grivon Grant (Guy), Gybuto Alaechoetoe (Sur)

Girls 4x100m

Guyana gold, Suriname silver

Boys 4x100m

Guyana gold, Suriname silver

 

 

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