Women’s sprints set to be pinnacle of this year’s Boyce/Jefford Classic

Brenessa Thompson


Brenessa Thompson
Brenessa Thompson

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The fifth edition of the Boyce/Jefford Track and Field Classic is fast approaching with the competition set to start this Saturday at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden.

While there will be much heat between the various clubs aiming for the top prize of $600,000, the women’s sprint events might just be the eye catching event of the two day meet that concludes on Sunday.

American Based Guyanese Alita Moore has already arrived and so has American Based Surinamese sprint ace Danielle Clark as the organizers await the arrival of another American Based Guyanese Brenessa Thompson, who are all expected to line up for the women’s 100metres final come Sunday.

Local sprinter and the once dominated youth athlete Tirana Mitchell is expected to make her return after a long layoff from injury since March, while Linden will have the explosive Shannon Griffith to boast in the event, not forgetting the quick reacting Leota Bobb to add to the event.

This line up will make the women’s 100 metres the event of the day to be exact. But who can boast as having the biggest edge in an event that is more than likely to obliterate the current women’s 100 metres record being held by Moore?

Well Thompson has a brilliant start and has been in tremendous form this season often clocking under 12s.

Moore is familiar with the Linden track and broke the record last year by defeating former sprint queen, Alisha Fortune who has been the staple of sprinting in Guyana for more than five years.

Clark has great top end speed and quickly recovers from a poor start.

However, Thompson has been the sprinter in form this season and that should automatically give the edge, yet Moore will be given the upper hand on her competitors on race day for the simple fact that Moore is more accustomed to the grass like surface over Thompson who is more familiar with synthetic and Clark who might bloom too late in the race to come from behind.

It is definitely going to be a race that might be decided by the smallest of margins but due to Thompson’s unfamiliarity with the grass surface, Moore will more than likely come out as the victor of this particular clash.






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