Push back National Championships – 4th DEA development meeting set for 18th
Kaieteur News – Kaieteur Sport has been informed that the Guyana Athletic Association (AAG) has made a joint decision to postpone the highly anticipated National Senior Championships scheduled for the weekend of April 17-18 at the National Track and Field Center, until the end of this month May, that is yet to be determined. In accordance with the head of EAW, Aubrey Hutson, this decision was made to provide for athletes to ensure they are running at 100% which will give them a better chance to record their best performances with the ultimate aim being a qualification for Tokyo Olympics from July 23.
Hutson said, “The season is now getting warmer and our athletes should be at their peak in about six to eight weeks.” However, the administrator is adamant that he will not allow his athletes to miss out on competition due to the postponement of the National Championships and has indicated that the EAW will be holding a fourth development meeting on Sunday April 18th instead.
The head of the AAG explained that in terms of accumulating graduation points that will help qualification opportunities for the Tokyo Games, the National Championships offer the highest possible points an athlete can get from one meeting with the South American Championships second on that list, which is why. RPA are planning to get their athletes in full swing for the National Championships.
However, the National Championships were supposed to be used initially as the gauge to determine which athletes will represent Guyana at the South American Championships, which will be fought in Argentina next month, but instead, that the SCR Executive will have to consult the various trainers and assess who will make the cut.
Some of the athletes who could make the cut for the South American Championships would include, Arinze Chance, Emanuel Archibald, Aaliyah Abrams, Chantoba Bright, Natricia Hooper, Leslain Baird (if recovering from his injury in time) and Devaun Barrington.