[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana’s Adam Harris and the USA’s Tawanna Medows both won the coveted 100 meter finals to clinch gold medals in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) International meet.
Harris posted a time of 10.23 seconds, a little off from his 10.12 season’s best last month in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Brijresh Lawrence of St. Kitts and Nevis was second with a time of 10.38, while Ivory Williams of USA earned third in 10.49.
“I made sure that I focus on my race. I had to make sure I got out and stayed relaxed,” Harris said at the finish line.
“I love to represent Guyana, my parents are from there. I was born in the U.S, but I just love it. The track is really not that bad; it’s a pretty nice turf. I didn’t know what to expect; I haven’t been here before so coming out here and getting this win has been good.”
Asked about his stay in the BVI, Harris replied, “I love it; I wish I was able to stay here longer because I am looking through the brochures and seeing a lot of nice pictures of the beach, but I will not get to see it; I definitely have to come back.”
USA’s Tawana Medows demolished Puerto Rico’s Genolskia Cancel 100m meet record of 11.62 seconds and missed the All Comers Record by .06 in winning with a time of 11.28 (1.7). Barbados Jade Bailey was second in 11.49 followed by the BVI’s Taheisa Harrigan-Scott in 11.57. St. Croix’s Laverne Jones-Ferrette was fourth in 11.61 while Karene King placed sixth in 11.75.
“I feel great,” Harrigan told BVI Platinum News.
She said, “The last part of my race execution did not go as plan, but other than that I finished healthy; its just one more meet and I am getting ready for the next meet. Another race to focus on things I need to work on and put together for the Commonwealth.”
The first record on the track went when the USA’s Torrington Lawrence took the 400m race out to win in an All Comers Record of 45.45 seconds and eclipsed the Dominican Republic’s Gustavo Cuesta’s 45.87 mark established last year.
The U.S. Virgin Islands’ Tabarie Henry, coming off two years of injuries, ran a season’s best of 45.75 to hold off the Bahamas’ Chris Brown, who slightly hurt his back in warm up by .02. Cuesta was fifth in 47.18. (BVI Platinum News)
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