AAG holds meeting with parents/athletes ahead of CARIFTA Games this weekend

Aubrey Hutson

The road to The Bahamas has been set for 18 athletes who will carry the Golden Arrowhead at the 2018 CARIFTA Games over this Easter holiday weekend.

After the team was named two weeks ago following the final trials at the National Track and Field Centre, the first meeting was held yesterday where the management team laid out the rules and regulations for the sojourn to the athletes and their parents.

Aubrey Hutson, President of the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) said that he was satisfied that the message resonated and everyone is on the same page as the biggest junior Track and Field meet in the Caribbean approaches.

Punctuality, decorum and anti-doping were some of the talking points during the meeting which was held at the AAG’s headquarters in Alberttown.

Now that the team has been selected, Hutson said the management team, headed by Mayfield Taylor-Trim, has ensured that all of the athletes’ paperwork is completed and their passports and visas are up to date. Guyana’s contingent is scheduled to depart on Wednesday.   The Bahamas is set to host the 2018 CARIFTA Games from March 31 to April 2 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

This year’s Games will see the Bahamas hosting 26 countries and 500 athletes. It will consist of 400 volunteers and about 150 Bahamian and international officials. It is the premier track and field junior competition in the region.

For the record, the team comprises:

Upper Demerara Schools

Chantoba Bright (Long Jump Girls U 20)

Daniel Williams (200m and 400m Boys U 20)

Christianburg Wismar Secondary School

Tremayne Brown (Long Jump U 20)

Deshanna Skeete (200m and 400m Girls U 17)

Shaquka Tyrell (1500m Girls U 17)

Murphy Nash (3000m Boys Open)

United States of America based

Onasha Rogers (100m Girls U 20)

Avon Samuels (200m and 400m Girls U 20)

Claudrice McKoy (1500m U20 and 3000m Open)

Katriel Perreira (400m U20)

Running Brave Athletic Club

Kenisha Phillips (100m and 200m Girls U 20)

Princess Brown (Triple Jump Girls U 17)

Police

Joanna Archer (800m and 1500m Girls U 20)

Kezra Murray (800m U 20)

Torique Boyce (High Jump Boys U 20)

Anthony Williams (Long and Triple Jump Boys U 20)

Super Up-coming Runners

Cordell Charles (1500m U 17 and 3000m Open)

De Challengers

Kissanna Glen (800m and 1500m U 17)

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