EUGENE, Oregon, (Reuters) – Keni Harrison equalled the second-fastest 100 metres hurdles ever run and fellow American Justin Gatlin breezed to a sparkling but wind-assisted 100 metres victory at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting yesterday.
‘A’ Division on 96 points maintained its lead at the end of the second day of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) annual Inter-Division track and field championship at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary yesterday.
By Iva Wharton
Coming off a sub par year in 2011 by her usual lofty standards, top female long distance athlete Alika Morgan is contemplating participating in more international competitions this year.
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.
St. Mary’s Secondary School recorded a mammoth 441 points to comfortably win the track and field aspect of the North Zone Inter-Schools Championships in Zone Three yesterday at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary.
Defending Schools National Champions, North Georgetown (District 11) began their stringent selection process yesterday with their inter-zone field events for the upcoming Schools National Championship slated for next month.
A traditional rivalry between two local powerhouses in athletics is set to flare up again when the Guyana Police Force meets the Guyana Defence Force at the 2011 Joint Services Athletics Championships scheduled to start tomorrow.
Robin Persaud carted off the 35-lap Schoolboys and Novices race yesterday when National cycling Coach Hassan Mohammed and the Unitech Awning ran off a successful 11 race cycling meet at the National Park circuit, Thomas Lands.
DAEGU, South Korea, CMC – Jamaican Melaine Walker failed in her title defence as American Lashinda Demus stormed to a world-leading time to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the World Championships yesterday.
DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) – France’s Mehdi Baala, who slugged it out on the track with a team mate in Monaco last month, is starting to think he is cursed after falling in the 1,500 metres heats at world championships on Tuesday.
DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) – A gritty Russian racewalker won the solitary gold up for grabs yesterday as a world championships characterised so far by drama and disqualifications reached its midway point.
DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) – Teenager Kirani James exploded on to the world stage with a thrilling victory in the 400 metres final to give the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada its first world championships medal yesterday.
-Robles stripped of gold; Felix double dream over; Jeter wins women’s 100m
DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) – Cuban hurdler Dayron Robles was stripped of gold and glory at the world athletics championships yesterday in a twist every bit as dramatic as Usain Bolt’s disqualification from the blue riband 100 metres sprint the night before.
DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) – Pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva and 800m world record holder David Rudisha take centre stage at the world athletics championships today — and both could be forgiven for hoping they do not appear on the cover of the official programme for the Daegu event.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – A member of Cuban Dayron Robles’ coaching team said barging into rivals was a regular occurrence in hurdles after the Olympic gold medallist was disqualified at the world athletics championships yesterday.