Garraway breaks two decade old record at Nationals

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Tevin Garraway runs away with the boy’s 100 metres. [iNews' Photo]
Tevin Garraway runs away with the boy’s 100 metres. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Tevin Garraway broke the boy’s under-20 100 metres when the National School Championships continued on Wednesday, November 19 the Guyana Defence Force Ground (GDF), Base Camp Ayanganna.

Garraway clocked 10.5s to break the 22 year old record held by Julian Edmonds since 1992. Edmonds’s time was 10.6s.

Quacy Simpson finished second for East Georgetown (Distrct 12) in 10.7s and Kevin Abbensetts of North Georgetown (District 11) third in 10.9s.

Meanwhile, Compton Caesar from Upper/Kwakwani (District 10) created the upset of the day in the boy’s under-18 100 metres by defeating Carifta 400 metres bronze medalist Jason yaw who was the number one pick to win the event.

Yaw slipped and could not recover as Caesar took advantage clocking 10.7s to win the event ahead of Travis Belgrave (District 11) who finished second in 10.9s. Dequawn Vancooten of East Bank Demerara (District 14) was third in 11.1s.

District 11’s Jevina Sampson ran away with the girl’s under-18 100 metres in a time of 12.3s to equal the record while Eriene Charles of District 10 ran 13.1s for second and Alandia Lindare (District 3) 13.2s for third.

Andrea Foster wins the girl’s 800 metres. [iNews' Photo]
Andrea Foster wins the girl’s 800 metres. [iNews’ Photo]
The girl’s under-20 100 metres was won by Ruth Sarmagon (District 11) who clocked 12.6s to win the event ahead of Abiece Heywood (District 3) 13.1s. Mearisha Carter (District 12) was third in a time of 13.3s.

District 12’s Samuel Linch won the boys under-16 800 metres, clocking 2:05.4s to finish ahead of District 11’s Jeremy Garrett who clocked 2:06.9s. Nigel Gonslaves (District 10) 2:07.9s was good enough for third.

In one of the more enjoyable events of the day, Rupununi’s (District 9) Mary Leandiw upset the girl’s under-20 field by outs printing her opponents in the final 300 metres to win the gold medal in a time of 2:37.9s. Sasha James of District 12 finished second in 2:40.9s while Cassie Kirton of District 10 was third in 2:44.6s.

Onasha Rogers (District) was unstoppable in the female under-16 100 metres blowing the field away in a time of 12.2s which is a new record for the age category. District 11’s Avon Samuels was third in 12.6s while East Coast’s (District 4) Cassey Tixie was third in 12.8s.

In 800 metres action, triple gold medalist at Carifta Games, Cassey George was in a class by herself clocking 2:20.4s for the first place finish in the girl’s under-16 category. South Georgetown’s (District 13) Claudrice McKoy was second in 2:23.1s while District Five’s Delicia Harper was third in 2:30.1s.

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