Police win Boyce/Jefford Class as George, Thompson rule the sprints

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Winston George wins the men's 400 metres at the Boyce and Jefford Track and Field Classic. [iNews' Photo]
Winston George wins the men’s 400 metres at the Boyce and Jefford Track and Field Classic. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Police Sports Club hammered their competition into submission to win the fifth edition of the Boyce and Jefford Track and Field Championships on Sunday at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden.

Police amassed 455 points to recapture the title they lost last year; the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was a distant second with 195 points while The Mercury Fast Laners was third with 114 points.

Christianburg Wismar Secondary finished in fourth with 102 points while Upper Demerara Schools rounded out the top five clubs with 80 points.

Olympian Winston George was at the top of his game and clearly showed why he is Guyana best sprinter in the modern era of the nation’s sprinters.

George won the men’s 100 easily while equaling the games record of 10.40s, before returning later to capture the men’s 200 metres in record breaking fashion with a run of 21.10s. George also won the men’s 400 metres in 50.90s for sprint triple.

Overseas based Guyanese sprinter Brenessa Thompson was clearly ahead of her competition in both talent and style as the well build speedster sported a fashionable hairstyle on her way to a new 100 metres game record of 11.90s.

Defending champion Alita Moore who held the record previously ran 12.10s for second while overseas based Surinamese Danielle Clark was third in 12.20s.

Thompson returned later in the day to win the women’s 200 metres in 24.90s to finish ahead of Tiffany Carto who clocked 25.30s for second. Clark was third in 25.50s.

Kevin Bayley produced a brilliant run to win the men’s 800 metres ahead of Trinidad’s Mark London in a time of 1:57.00s. London finished second in 1:59.50s while Ornesto Thomas was third in 2:00.20s.

However, earlier in the day Cleveland Forde produced some brilliant 1500 metres running that brought the packed ground to their feet when he sprinted away to win the event in 4:16.20s while Bayley was second in 4:19.90s and Tyshon Bentick third in 4:20.20s.

Tonya Nero of Trinidad stepped out of her comfort zone and into a much faster race than she is accustomed to, to produce a winning time of 5:07.90s with Kenisha Pascal of Greneda taking second in 5:14.50s. Jonella Jonas was third in 5:46.70s.

The Police Sports Club easily won the women’s 4×100 metres in a time of 50.80s while the Mercury Fast Laners Club took the women’s 4×400 metres in 4:31.60s.

The Guyana Defence Force men broke the male 4×100 metres games record on their way to winning the event in a time of 42.90s while running 3:35.70s to win the men’s 4×400 metres to end the day’s proceedings.

 

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