Emanuel Archibald delivered an exceptional performance on the opening day of the National Track and Field Championships, setting a new personal best and national record of 10.09 seconds in the men’s 100-meters.

During the marquee event, which took place at the National Track and Field Centre at Edinburgh on Saturday, Archibald showcased his remarkable speed and skill.

The soon to be 30 year-old, erased the previous national record of 10.12s which was set by Adam Harris a decade ago in Trinidad and Tobago.

Archibald who is also the national long jump record holder (8.12m), dominated the race from start to finish, successfully defending his national title. In blue riband event, he led Noelex Holder (10.23s) and Revon Williams (10.40s) onto the podium.

With his winning time, the native of Linden established himself as the fastest man in Guyana’s history. Meanwhile, Olympian, Jasmine Abrams won the female version of the 100m event, winning in a blistering 11.18s.

The national 100m record holder led Juvonna Cornette (11.32s) and Athaleyah Hinckson (11.49s) into the top three.

Among other notable winners yesterday were Aliyah Abrams (women’s 400m), Malachi Austin (men’s 400m), Natrena Hooper (women’s triple jump) Leslain Baird (men’s javelin) and Attoya Harvey (women’s 1500m and 5000m).

Action in the two-day event gets underway today from 10:00hrs.


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