Letitia Myles and Tiffany Carto proved themselves equals as they both failed to move past the semifinal round of the women’s 100 metres at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Isles of Man yesterday.
Myles and Carto, who are from separate clubs, appeared unable to adapt to the high level competition as they scraped their way into the semifinals of the 100 metres.
Running out of lane four in heat two, Carto clocked a disappointing 13.00s to capture the third position which managed to slip her into the semifinal while Myles, out of lane three in heat three, clocked a below par 12.67s to come in at fifth, clawing her way into the semifinal as her time was the fastest qualifying time.
However, the semifinal only proved to be more hard luck for the Guyanese females as they both ran in seventh in their respective races.
Myles clocked 12.70s in semifinal one while Carto clocked 12.68s in semifinal two.
The lone male athlete on the team, 800 and 1500 metres athlete, Malcolm Walcott, continued his disappointing year with yet another below par performance in the men’s 1500 metres.
Walcott, who was considered very fortunate to be selected by the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) to compete at the prestigious event produced a time of 4:29.22s out of lane one in heat two which saw him finishing seventh and being booted out of qualifying for the semifinal.
Myles and Carto will look to improve on their performance when they compete in the 200 metres today while Walcott will seek to do better in the 800 metres today as well.