GDF leads by one point after day two of joint service sports

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GDF finishes ahead of Police in the women's sprint medley on Wednesday.
GDF finishes ahead of Police in the women’s sprint medley on Wednesday.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) leads Guyana Police Force (GPF) by one point after 19 finals on day two of the Inter Services Athletics Championships (ISAC) on Wednesday at the GDF sport club ground, Base Camp Ayanganna.

The GDF finished day two on 295 points with GPF trailing on 294 points. The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) was a distant third with 38 points while City Constabulary finished fourth with 37 points. The Guyana Prison Service brought up the rear with 26 points.

In the day’s field events, GDF’s Leslain Baird dominated the men’s triple jump with a record breaking distance of 14.54 metres to break the lone record of the meet thus far.

Baird was also in top form with his Javelin throw, winning that event with a throw of 57.7 metres. GPF’s Kevin Bayley was in top form, winning the men’s 800 metres 1:54.7s.

Trevor Scotland had a revival race finishing second in a time of 1:55.3s while Ornesto Thomas was third in 1:56.4s.

GDF’s Letitia Myles, known for her sprinting prowess especially at the junior level, produced a winning leap to win the female triple jump event with11.32 metres to top seasoned campaigner from GPF Tracey Moses who jumped of 10.91 metres. Shinella Adams was third with a jump of 10.26 metres.

GPF’s Julio Sinclair easily won the men’s Shot put with a throw of 13.58 metres to defeat GDF’s Cupido Pablino who threw 13.58 metres for second. Ronald Payne was third with a throw of 12.90 metres.

Jonella Jonas of GPF copped a distance double by winning the women’s 800 metres in 2:22.04s to outlast Carlissa Atkinson in second position with a time of 2:26.2s while Dellie Williams finished third in 2:29.8s.

GPF’s Natasha Alder who is the national Javelin record holder threw away the Javelin for a distance double with a throw of 33.91 metres.

Andrella Asreham finished second with a throw of 32.40 metres while Stacey Wilson was third with a throw of 30.31 metres.

In relay action the GDF produced as classy 800 metres sprint medley exhibition to top the Policewomen in a time of 1:45.6s. Police was second in 1:46.5s while City Constabulary finished third in 2:21.2s.

In the men’s 1500 metres sprint medley relay GPF exacted some revenge with a comfortable win, clocking 3:18.5s. GDF finished second in 3:31.3s while GFS third in 3:50.1s.

Meanwhile in the 200 metres sprint prelims GDF’s Davin Fraser qualified with the fastest time of 20.7s to win his heat while Olympian Winston George of the GPF won his heat in 20.9s to set up an enticing final between the two athletes.

The final day of the championships also known as Joint Service Sports will be on Friday at the said ground from 14:00hrs, starting with the ceremonial march pass.

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