The date is finally set and the University of Guyana (UG) will finally be hosting their annual Track and Field Championships next Friday.
As was customary, students from UG would normally participate in the Inter-Faculty feud in the first semester but due to circumstances the event was pushed back until now.
The decision to postpone the athletic meet was taken as a result of the unavailability of a suitable venue. The annual event was originally scheduled for The University of Guyana Turkeyen campus, however, on examination of the venue by members of the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG), the ground was deemed technically unsuitable.
An alternate and suitable off-campus venue could not be secured for the scheduled week of the semester break in the current semester.
Also among the changes, the venue is a significant change. As is the norm, the action was conducted on the lawns of UG Turkeyen Campus, however, this year will see the rivalry take to the National synthetic Track and Field Facility, Leonora, West Coast Demerara.
Awards will be presented to athletes who finish in the 1st to 3rd position in the individual events as well as the 1st to 3rd in the relays.
As is the tradition a march past competition will be the opening event at 09:30h with judges awarding prizes for the largest contingent, the best banner and the most uniformed faculty.
Transportation will be provided for athletes and supporters to the Leonora Facility.