Gibbons confident of doing well at Independence Track and Field meet

first_imgCoach of the Ruralites Track Club Raymond Daw along with 2019 CARIFTA Games gold medalist Anisha Gibbons are positive that their club will show up and show off this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the Guyana Overseas-based Sports Association will host the fourth edition of the Independence Track and Field Championships at the National Track and Field Centre.According to a release, Gibbons was confident that she will perform well at the event.”I have to compete mostly with the senior men because I don’t have much competition here. I don’t beat them but I try my best to do well and I expect to do well, ” Gibbons noted. Gibbons threw 40.34m in the women’s U-17 javelin event at the Games which was held in the Cayman Islands during the Easter weekend.Coach Daw shared that his charges are ready and while some of his top athletes such as Osrick Pellew might not compete because of injury, he definitely believes that his club will match up well against their competitors over the two days of competition.President of the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG), Aubrey Hutson disclosed that the fixture will cater for athletes eight and under to Masters 35 and over. Coordinator of the event, Sheryl Hermonstine noted that athletes are scheduled to get in the blocks from 10:00hrs on both days and admission cost is listed at $300.Hermonstine also listed, Banks DIH Ltd, the National Sports Commission, Sybil’s, Forrester Lumber Yard, the Guyana Committee of Service and GUYBISCO as some sponsors of the fixture.last_img

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