first_imgGeorge, Moore win 200m as Police take lead over GDFBy Tamica GarnettFRESH off his performance at the Rio Olympics, Guyana’s Winston George yesterday soared to an unquestionable win in the men’s 200m, while teammate, Alita Moore, took the women’s 200m, as a tight battle ensued between Police Progressive Athletics Club and the Guyana Defence Force team on the opening day of the Boyce and Jefford Track and Field Classic going down at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground, Linden.Police's Alita Moore cruising to a win ahead of GDF Natrena Hooper in the women's 200 yesterday Police’s Alita Moore cruising to a win ahead of GDF Natrena Hooper in the women’s 200 yesterdayWith 147 points after 11 finals, Police ended the first day of competition with only 23 points ahead of their long time rival,the Guyana Defence Force team.Nonetheless, according to Police head coach Lyndon Wilson, the defending team remains unfazed by this,as a huge starting lead was not forecasted.“This is where I was expecting to be after the first day, and then take control on the final day, because what we ensure is that we have athletes in all of the finals so that we can gain maximum points in as many events as possible [today],” Wilson said.However, always optimistic about his team’s abilities, head coach for the GDF does not believe it’s over until the fat lady sings.“Yea, I feel we stand a chance because the events that leave to finish tomorrow I feel we have a very strong team for that.” Chisholm stated.Following behind GDF in the points standing is the Linden Combined team with 78 points, Mercury Fast Laners (MFL) with 28 points, Super Upcoming Runners with 15 points, and the overseas team with 6 points.Both Police and GDF amassed major wins as things progressed yesterday. George took the men’s 200m win in a time of 21.5 seconds.However the next two positions went to GDF, as Davin Fraser touched the line in 21.7 seconds and Perry followed with a time of 21.9 seconds.Moore ruled the women’s event in 25.7 seconds, but it was another second place for GDF after Natrena Hopper clocked 26 seconds.Police took the women’s 3000m after Joanna Archer championed the event in 12min:02.9s.GDF ruled in the men’s 5000m as Cleveland Forde continued to prove he is Guyana’s best distance athlete, taking the win in 16:30.6s.In the discus throw, Police’s Julio Sinclair prevailed after clearing 43.31m,while on the distaff end, GDF Tinecia Cort took the win (38.92m), while Bright got a gold for Linden in the women’s long jump after leaping across 5.27m.last_img

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