[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) dominated the final day of the 2014 Inter Services Annual Athletics Championships (ISAAC) to be crowned new champions on Friday at the GDF ground, Base Camp Ayanganna.
GDF scored 630 points to clearly separate themselves from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) who trailed by one point after day two on Wednesday. GPF ended with 565 points while the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) was a distant third with 92 points. City Constabulary was fourth with 76 points and the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) fifth with 63 points.
The men’s 1500 metres was a shocker as it is not often that Cleveland Forde is beaten on home soil.
However, his GDF teammate and young talent Ornesto Thomas pulled off the upset by winning the event ahead of Forde in 3:59.9s. Forde was second in 4:00.9s while top middle distance athlete Kevin Bayley was third in 4:02.2s.
GDF then swept the men’s 100 metres with Davin Fraser winning in 10.2s while Stewart was second in 10.4s. Rupert Perry who recently made a return to track and is the record hold the ISAAC 100 and 200 metres records finished third in 10.5s.
GDF’s newest recruit Neisa Allen immediately made an impact by winning the women’s 200 metres in 24.2s. Tiffany Carto was second in 24.6s while Onica Eastman was third in 24.9s.
Olympian Winston George salvaged some pride for the Police Force winning a sprint double by easily capturing the men’s 200 and 400 metres in times of 20.4s and 48.3s respectively.
However, in the men’s 200 metres GDF’s Fraser, Patrick King and Stewart finished second third and fourth to actually dominate that event in spite of George’s win.
The women’s 100 metres was won by GPF’s Eastman who clocked 12.0s to win while GPF’s Jonella Jonas was top class winning the women’s 1500 metres in 4:55.3s for a distance triple.
Tyrone Hamid another new recruit of the army made his impact on the field events with a win in men’s high jump with a leap of 1.76 metres. Leslain Baird was second with a jump of 1.74 metres while Clarence Greene was third with a jump of 1.72 metres.
GDF also dominated relay action winning, the male and female 4×100 metres as well as the female 4×400 metyres relay. GPF was only able to win the male 4×400 metres relay event.