World Youth silver medalist, Daniel Williams along with CARIFTA Games gold getter Chantoba Bright and South American Junior silver medallist Joanna Archer will spearhead Guyana’s 26-member Track and Field team during the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) in Suriname next weekend.
The outfit of student athletes was selected following the IGG trials which were staged recently at the National Track and Field Centre.
The full team list is below Girls: Toyan Raymond (100m, 200m), Binka Joseph (100m), Deshauna Skeete (200m, 400m), Kezra Murray (400m, 800m), Joanna Archer (800m, 1500m), Shaquka Tyrell (1500M, 3000m), Leyanna Charles (3000m), Chantoba Bright (long jump, triple jump), Tatyanna Blair (long jump, high jump), Virlyn Gibson (triple jump, high jump), Mian McPherson (shot put, javelin), Jamacia Scott (shot put, discus), Prudence Codrington (javelin, discus)
Boys: Tyrell Peters (100m, 200m), Umkosie Vancooten (100m, 200m), Daniel Williams (400m, high jump), Samuel Lynch (400m, 800m), Daniel Melville (800m, discus), Murphy Nash (1500m, 5000m), Ronaldo Wishart (1500m, javelin), Rickie Williams (5000m), Anthony Williams (long jump, triple jump), Ronaldo Greene (long jump, triple jump), Tortque Boyce (high jump), Jermin Simmons (shot put, javelin and Lennox Henry (shot put, discus).
Kenisha Headley and Quincy Clarke will coach the squad while Nadine Trotts and Carolyn Garraway will act in the capacity of managers.
The 2017 Inter Guiana Games (IGG) involving Guyana and Suriname, will see the teen athletes vying for medals and bragging rights in six disciplines; basketball, cycling, football, swimming, track and field and volleyball.
A karate display will also be staged.
The aim of the games is to create possibilities for youths to come together and compete in different sport disciplines, focusing on better sport results and better understanding of each other’s culture.