Top athletes take podium spots as athletics season opens

Usual suspects, Emanuel Archibald, Leslain Baird and Kenisha Phillips were among the standout performers when the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) staged its first development meet of the 2019 season on Wednesday evening at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ground.

Archibald, of the University of Guyana, sprinted to top honours in the Men’s 20+ 150 metres (15.60s) and 300m (35.30s) events. He then took his talents to the pit and disturbed the sand at 7.82m to win the Men 20+ Long Jump event.

Baird, the national javelin record holder, easily won his pet event with a throw of 67.13m. The GDF standout then proved to be just as explosive on the track, winning the Men’s 20+ 60m dash in 6.89s…..

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