Williams sets new Under-18 100m record at Nationals

first_img…Linden etches out 100 point leadAS Linden athletes continue to dominate the scene, Daniel Williams delivered a new record as he took a striking win in the Boys’ Under-18 100m finals, following a series of 800m wins from Joanna Archer, Anfernee Headecker and Kezra Murray, as competition in the National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships continued yesterday at the National Track and Field Centre.Williams’ teammate Deshanna Skeete was just outside the girls Under-16 record, after she clocked 12.26 seconds for the win, just ahead of West Demerara’s Binka Joseph, who was second with 12.42 seconds.By the end of 64 finals last night, Upper Demerara/Kwakwani had already extended their lead to over 100 point, after piling up 364 points. Their nearest challenge is coming from West Demerara (District 3) which has 248 points.South Georgetown District 13’s Anfernee Headecker cruised home to win the Boys U-20 800M (Samuel Maughn photos)North Georgetown (District 11) and East Coast Demerara (District 4) share fifth place with 192 points.West Coast Berbice (District 5) follows with 169 points, while North West (District 1) has 163.5 points. Rounding out the top ten are New Amsterdam (District 15) (143.5 points) and East Georgetown (District 12) (129.5 points)Williams 10.65 seconds, saw him humbling South Georgetown’s Umkosi Vancooten, and New Amsterdam’s Jermaine King, while also blasting away the 10.7 seconds record that was first set in 2010 by East Coast’s Chavez Ageday, and last equaled in 2014 by District 10’s Compton Caesar.Vancooten took second with a time of 10.99 seconds, while King finished in 11.18 seconds.This latest triumph marked Williams continuing the trail of his record breaking legacy at the annual meet, where he already holds at least one record in each of the three sprint events.West Demerara’s Joanna Archer battling to the finish in the Girls’ Under -18 800m.The Boys’ Under -18 100m record adds to the boys Under-14 (11.6s) and Boys’ Under 16 (11s) 100m records, while in the 200m record, Williams shares the boys’ Under-16 (22.6 seconds) record with Jason Yaw. He set the boys’ under 14 record at 54.9 seconds in 2013, and the boys’ Under-16 record at 51 seconds in 2015.Archer had her hopes of clinching her first record at Nationals dashed when she could only complete the girls’ Under-18 800m in 2:23.27s.Headecker may never know if his 1:55.46s winning time in the boy’s Under-20 finals was a record or due to a technicality with that events current record. Leading the race from the get go, Headecker was able to keep up his pace to keep North Georgetown’s Sanuel Lynch from getting close to him.By the time Lynch decided to make a go, it was all too late as Headecker had already put quite some distance between himself and the competition. Lynch ended up taking second place with a time of 2:01.05s. New Amsterdam’s Laurindo Prince was third in a time of 2:03.11 seconds.The day also saw at least two other records tumbling, with District 10’s Murphy Nash clocking 2:01.43s, to take down the four-year-old 2:04.5s record by Jomal Johnson.Another District 10 star, little Adessa Albert put the Girls Under-10 long jump record at 4.03m, erasing the 11 year old 3.89m record that was set by Celene Web.last_img read more

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Opponent preview: What to know about Georgetown

first_img Published on December 13, 2019 at 8:17 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse last played a week ago against Georgia Tech and broke through offensively, winning 97-63 over the Yellow Jackets. On Saturday, the Orange (5-4, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) travel to take on former Big East rival Georgetown. The Hoyas recently lost two more scholarship players to the transfer market, bringing their total of scholarship players down to nine. Here’s what to know about the Hoyas (6-3) ahead of the 1 p.m. tip-off. All-time series: Syracuse leads 51-43Last time they played: On Dec. 8, 2018,  Tyus Battle hit a game winner to push the Orange over Georgetown 72-71 in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse trailed but as much as 15 in the game and shot seven percent from 3 in the first half, but Battle’s 26 points steadied the Orange. The Georgetown report: Georgetown has been losing players more often than they’ve played games over the past two weeks. Josh LeBlanc and James Akinjo announced their intent to transfer from the Hoyas, leaving  Georgetown with less experience in the three and four positions. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the Hoyas have kept some scoring. Omer Yurtseven and Mac McClung both average more than 15 points and Yurtseven averages more than nine rebounds a game. How Syracuse beats Georgetown: Syracuse needs to shoot better than it did against Georgia Tech and run the floor. Yurtseven is the Hoyas’ most influential player and running in transition can help negate his dominance down low. Bourama Sidibe staying as active as he was against the Yellow Jackets will also be important for the Orange. Despite last game’s success, Syracuse hasn’t shot well over their recent stretch of games. The Orange need to score early and often to keep things rolling from their win over Georgia Tech, rather than reverting back to issues that plagued them in weeks prior. Stat to know: 36.6 — The percent of offensive rebounds Georgetown grabs, which is 17th in the country. KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 37%  chance to win the game Saturday, with a projected final score of 75-71 in favor of Georgetown. Player to watch: Omer Yurtseven, Center No. 44The seven-footer from Turkey is destined for a big day against Syracuse, which hasn’t covered opposing big men well this year. He’s scored more than 20 points twice this year including a season-high 21 against Duke. Yurtseven averages 16.3 points per game and 9.4 rebounds. If Syracuse loses on Saturday, it’ll likely be behind an impressive performance from Yurtseven. Commentslast_img read more

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Another blow as Muguna ruled out of CECAFA

first_imgThe K’Ogalo midfielder has been replaced by Thika United’s Brian Tsuma in the squad that reported residential camp on Sunday at Nairobi’s Utalii Hotel.Hosts Harambee Stars will take on the Amavubi Stars of Rwanda in their opening match on the December 3 at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.Kenya who are drawn in Pool A will then take on Tanzania, Zanzibar and guest team Libya as they hope to reclaim the title they last listed in 2013 at the Nyayo National Stadium.Pool B is headlined by defending champions Uganda who will take on Ethiopia, Burundi, South Sudan and guest team Zimbabwe.Full Squad in campGoalkeepersBoniface, Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Gabriel Andika (AFC Leopards), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)DefendersMusa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Charles Momanyi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Dennis Shikhayi (AFC Leopards), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Wellington Ochieng (Gor Mahia), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Omar Mbongi (Ulinzi Stars) Isaac Kipyegon (Zoo Kericho)MidfieldersErnest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Whyvonne Issuza (AFC Leopards), Brian Tsuma (Thika United), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Ovellah Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Lawrence Juma (Nzoia Sugar)StrikersSamuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Masoud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Vincent Oburu (AFC Leopards), Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars), Benjamin Mosha (Sony Sugar), Nicholas Kipkirui (Zoo Kericho)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna has been ruled out of the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 – Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna has been ruled out of the upcoming CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup after picking a thigh injury, five days to the regional tournament scheduled to kick-off on Sunday.Muguna, the 2016 Footballer of the Year, becomes the second player to be ruled out due to injury after his club-mate defender Harun Shakava pulled out on Sunday.last_img read more

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