Field events to determine winner of East Georgetown schools competition

Today’s field events will determine the winner of the East Georgetown Inter-Schools competition but yesterday the athletes were quite assertive on the track, throwing down the gauntlet to competitors in  the upcoming National Track & Field, Cycling and Swimming championships next month.

Up to press time yesterday the front runners were New Campbellville Secondary School (NCSS), Tutorial High School, North Georgetown Secondary School (NGSS), St. Joseph’s High (SJH) and Queenstown Community High (QCH)  along with Sophia Special School (SSS)in striking distance.

Ebony Nelson

Alita Moore (SSS), Ebony Nelson (NGSS), Errol Welcome (NCSS), Kevin ‘Da Menace’ Scott (SSS), Mark Jervis (QCH), Ayesha Bovell (NCSS) and Quacy Simpson (QCH) were a few of the many standout athletes at the Bourda Ground yesterday.

The 17-year-old Moore, a member of the Police Youth Sports Club and Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) selectee, comfortably completed the sprint triple in the under-18 category. She indicated afterwards that she did not have the competition she was anticipating yesterday.

However, she expects more opposition next month during the November 14-18 championships at the Guyana National Stadium. She also disclosed that she did not have an opportunity to prepare as she would have liked due to her academic schedule  but is hopeful she will be ready by  next month.

Alita Moore

Suann Bynoe settled for second in the 100m and 200m while Lisa Headley placed second in the 400m behind Moore.

Nelson, 18, also emphasised that she has not been training and so there was some stiffness after winning the 100m, 200m and 400m in the under-20 category. The Mercury Fast Laners athlete also stated that she was away from training for some time but assured that she will be at her best although she does not  know whether Junior Commonwealth athletes Letitia Myles and Tiffany Carto will be at Nationals.

The petite sprinter said that she used the four yesterday as an assessment guide for how much work needs to be done for next month and also to “give her school some points.”

Scott, on the other hand, said he remembered the words that his coach Lyndon Wilson always says to him. He pointed out that Wilson, trainer at PYSC, would say to him that “sometimes it is not always about the work you put out but what is inside you.”

Kevin ‘Da Menace’ Scott

This point was made against the backdrop that he has only been running for two years. While he had put training on hold to prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) he exuded confidence in saying that he wants to “not only destroy the under-20 200m but dismantle it.”

In addition, Scott said he hopes to run a sub-50 400m, “48s to be exact.” He said that with the inspiration from his mother, Kim Gordon, all these feats will be possible.

Bovell won the 1500m and 3000m ahead of Siddiqa Shabazz, who won the 400m and 800m, in the under-16 category. In the male category Sampson won the grueling 400m and 100m races.

Ayesha Bovell

Welcome was also unstoppable in the sprint triple while Jervis won the 200m, 800m and 1500m under-16 races. Double Carifta gold medalist Jevina Straker hardly broke a sweat, winning her pet events, the 800m and 1500m in the under-18 age group while Adama Roberts beat the field in the 800m and 1500m races.

Errol Welcome
Mark Jervis
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