Guyanese school girls shine at Penn Relays

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Several members of the team from the New Campbeville Secondary School.

A six member all female team from the New Campbeville Secondary School in Georgetown recently  returned from the Pennsylvania relay festival in the United States where the Guyanese team placed first in the 4×400 relay event.

The team of Princess Browne, Binka Joseph, Thenica Thompson and Malika Abrams won from a field that included teams from the United States of America, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago among others.

According to the Ministry of Education , the girls competed in the Secondary/High school category and according to overseas based Guyanese Mark Webster of Transparency Envision, a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) that made the initiative possible, the young ladies performance augurs well for athletics in Guyana.

There was also participation from a team that was chosen from the Technical Institutes across Guyana and they placed third in the 4×400 relay event.  A team from the Fort Wellington Secondary in Berbice also participated in the event.

The Pennsylvania relay festival is an annual event that attracts teams from countries across the globe. Many athletes use this platform to catapult their athletics career.