Phillips, Bright stand out at Super Champs

first_imgKENISHA Phillips of the Guyana Defence Force returned Onasha Rogers to her second-fiddle position in the youth 100m and 200m, after she dominated the Lindener last Saturday.However, it was a good day for Linden’s Chantoba Bright as she cleared season’s best jumps in the triple and long jump events.Last Saturday’s Super Champs track meet at the at the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora, saw the athletes from Guyana’s CARIFTA Games team take on the other clubs, and several of the athletes from the 12-man team gave promising performances.Overall Lindeners continued to shine in the competition, with Phillips being the only Georgetown athlete to produce a SB.After losing to Rogers two weeks ago at the AAG Classic II, Phillips seemed intent on making her comeback. For the girls’ Under-17 100m she dashed to an 11.84 seconds SB, overtaking the 11.98 seconds from Rogers, who is also on the CARIFTA team, also clocked an SB time.In the 200m she won that race in 24.64 seconds to the 24.80 seconds from Rogers.Over in the jumps, Bright literally had no competition, but she didn’t need any to produce an outstanding performance. In the long jump she cleared 6.01m, her first time getting past 6m since she cleared 6.09m last year September. In the triple jump she made it to 12.59m.Matthew McKenzie was also without competition in the 5000m, where he finished in 17:15.24s.Christianburg’s Compton Caesar continued to rule the men’s 100m, though he clocked 10.59 seconds last Saturday. It was good enough to overshadow the 10.64 seconds from GDF’s Rupert Perry.He and Upper Demerara’s Daniel Williams took the top two spots in the men’s 200m clocking 21.51 seconds and 21.82 seconds respectively.Williams’ high jump performance continued at a steady 1.90m, as he took the win in the boys’ Under-17 jump. Tremaine Browne only made it to 6.61m in the long jump, while in the triple jump he cleared 13.41m.In other performances from the CARIFTA team, Samuel Lynch did well to continue in the 800m, where he produced a 1:57.88s timings, while Claudrice McKoy finished her 1500m in 4:41.17s.last_img

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