Promising Talent Showcased at UG’s 2024 Athletic Championships

The University of Guyana recently held its highly-anticipated annual Athletics Championships at the Guyana Police Force Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary, which saw the participation of the university athletes competing in various categories of track and field events.
Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the general public attended the event to witness the clash of talent as various academic divisions vied for supremacy. From sprints to the endurance-testing long-distance races, the competition showcased the best of UG’s athletes. The atmosphere was filled with anticipation as the various athletes went head-to-head in events ranging from the 100 meters to the gruelling 1500 meters. Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Paloma Mohamed Martin and other senior officials were present to witness the excitement.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paloma Mohamed Martin presents the Women’s Triple Jump awards

In a great display of skill and determination, the Faculty of Education & Humanities emerged victorious in the March Past, capturing attention with their impressive parade presence and unity.
Meanwhile, the battle for overall supremacy saw the Faculty of Education & Humanities clinch the top spot, closely followed by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The title of Best Male Athlete was fiercely contested, with Joshua Tappin from the Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry and Noelex Holder from the College of Medical Sciences sharing the honour. Tappin showcased his dominance in throwing events, while Holder blazed through the sprints with three gold medals to his name.
On the women’s side, Savannah Adams of the Faculty of Natural Sciences shone brightly, claiming two gold medals in the 200m and 400m events. Leonie Adams from the Faculty of Social Sciences secured the runner-up position with an impressive performance in multiple disciplines. In the endurance races, Tamar Charles from the Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry and Hicks Mittleholzer from the Faculty of Natural Sciences demonstrated their stamina, clinching victory in the 3000m and 1500m events, respectively. The sprint events witnessed breathtaking displays of speed, with Noelex Holder dominating the men’s 100m and 200m races.

Full results:
March Past
1st- Faculty of Education & Humanities (65.5 PTS).
2nd- Faculty of Social Sciences (55 PTS)
3rd- Institute of Distance & Continuing Education (49 PTS)

Overall winner- Faculty of Education & Humanities (217 PTS)
2nd- Faculty of Natural Sciences (212 PTS)
3rd- Faculty of Social Sciences (190 PTS)
Best Male Athlete – Two athletes were Tied For 30 Pts Each.
1. Joshua Tappin {3 Gold Medals for Discus, Shot Put, Javelin}
2. Noelex Holder {3 Gold Medals for 100m, 200m, 400m}
Runner Up – Shimar Velloza {1 bronze 100m, 1 gold for Long Jump, 1 silver for 200m) (24 PTS)

Best Female Athlete – Savannah Adams (2 gold medals for 200m and 400m, 1 silver medal for the 100m)
Runner Up – Leoni Adams Faculty of Social Sciences (32 PTS) 1 bronze medal for 100m, 1 gold medal for Long jump, 1 gold medal for Triple jump)

Long Distance Events:
3000M female – Tamar Charles – 17m:22s:20ms
5000M Male – Joshua Ferdinand- 22m:36s:48ms
1500M Female – Aquiba Reynolds – 7m:13s:36ms
1500M Male – Hicks Mittleholzer – 4m:55s:16ms

Sprint Events:
100M Male – Noelex Holder – 10s:30ms
100M Female – Shoquana Daniels – 12s:45ms
200M Male – Noelex Holder – 21s:44ms
200M Female- Savannah Adams – 26s:65ms
400M Male – Noelex Holder – 51s:03ms
400M FEMALE – Savannah Adams – 1m:09s:36ms