DHQ hold on to slim lead
- as First Infantry surge
Owed to outstanding performance in yesterday’s three Finals, Defence Headquarters (DHQ) held on to a slim lead over First Infantry Battalion/21 Artillery, who surged to within striking distance of the defending champions, eight points short of the overall lead.
The battle between the two units have set up a pulsating final day of competition tomorrow when the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Inter-Division Athletics Championships continue with the last of what has been three days of competition at Camp Ayangana Ground.
After yesterday’s finals, DHQ was on 109 points with First Infantry Battalion/21 Artillery poised in the competition with 101 points and Base Camp Ayangana (BCA) on 69 points. 31 Special Forces/Training Corps is fourth on 49 points while Base Camp Stephenson (BCS) was fifth on 40 points and 4 Engineers sixth on 16 points. The Coast Guards are in the cellar position on 14 points.
DHQ won the male 1500m Medley Relay in 3:26.2 with a superior team that included Akeem Steward, Patrick King and Cleveland Forde; BCA was second in the race that consist of a 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m on different legs in 3:32.9 while BCS (3:37.1) was third.
BCA turned the tables in the 800m Female Medley Relay with legs of 100m, 100m, 200m and an 800m in 1:54.6; First Infantry Battalion was second in 2:01.6 with Special Forces (2:03.9) third in the keen contest.
In the women’s 3000m, Ashanti Scott handed DHQ more points with her time of 11:51.1 to win the race ahead of First Infantry’s Carlissa Atkinson and Denika Lyle, who had times of 13.13.7 and 14:19.7 for second and third respectively.
The sprinters gave a glimpse of what to expect tomorrow when they warmed for the 200m final in their respective Heats. In Heat 1 of the male race, Rupert Perry stormed to 21.1 seconds and Leslain Baird 21.4 seconds; In Heat 2, Akeem Stewart had 21.7 seconds while Patrick King had a similar time in the third Heat. (Edison Jefford)