AAG National Senior Championships| Archibald cops sprint double with 200M Gold, Phillips gets revenge!

first_imgYOUNG sprinting sensation, Emmanuel Archibald, cemented his status as Guyana’s ‘King of Sprint’ for 2019 by completing the sprint-double with Gold in the Men’s 200m dash while Kenisha Phillips took revenge for Saturday’s 100m loss by winning the 200m Gold ahead of new rival, Jovanna Gustave.It was another action packed day over at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora, with several nail biting events on day two of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) National Senior Championships; however none more so than the 200m and 400m races.In the Men’s 200m, Archibald, who is a University of West Indies (UWI) student, had to dig deep to hold off local boy, Daniel Williams, to clinch Gold; the duo were neck and neck down the backstretch but Archibald held on to pip Williams by .02s, finishing in a time of 20.92 seconds while Williams had to settle for Silver with 20.94s. Arinze Chance took Bronze in 21.53 seconds, some distance behind Archibald and Williams.Meanwhile, on the distaff side of things over the same distance, Kenisha Phillips exacted revenge after her loss in the 100m to Barbados-based Jovanna Gustave; Phillips beat her new rival on the track convincingly, clocking 24.19s while Gustave had to settle for Silver this time around with 24.79s with Natrena Hooper coming in third in 24.93s.Emmanuel Archibald is the new ‘Sprint King’ of Guyana having copped the sprint double at the AAG’s National Senior Championships.Over in the 400m events, Arinze Chance took Gold by totally dominating the Men’s race in 46.42s while his nearest competitor, Brian Roman, was second in 48.15s and Revon Williams third with 49.20s.In the Women’s event, Keliza Smith was a class above the field, copping Gold in a time of 59.50s while Tiea Lowe was second in one minute 04.21s and Makeba Maxwell third in one minute 07.32s.Devaun ‘Scooby’ Barrington made a welcome return to the top of the podium by grabbing the Men’s 800m race in one minute 51.45s ahead of Police athlete, Anfernee Headecker (one minute 54.03s) and Samuel Lynch (one minute 57.63s).In the Women’s category, Joanna Archer, as expected, took Gold in 2 minutes 13.84s while Kissana Glen was second in 2 minutes 14.61s and Aaliyah Moore settled for Bronze with 2 minutes 23.27s.In the field, Chantoba Bright was not her usual self as she ceded Triple Jump Gold to Natrena Hooper who had a best effort of 12.71m. Bright had to settle for Silver with her best effort recorded at 12.47m while Princess Browne finished third just behind with 12.32m.The two day event held at the NTFC, Leonora, West Coast Demerara, was sponsored by Banks DIH and organized by the AAG.last_img

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