Rohee to officially open 55th annual event
The new national senior 100m male champion Michael Saul will give ‘B’ Division all the necessary inspiration they will need against leaders Headquarters today when the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Athletics Championships continues.
Saul, who took the national title away from Rawle Greene after the latter did not compete at the senior trials, will face strong opposition from Headquarters’ former national junior champion, Keith Roberts in the 100m and 200m events.
Headquarters are currently in a strong position to reclaim the ‘Divisional’ title unless the main police division collapses completely today. They are well poised on 250 points and lead ‘A’ and ‘B’ Divisions on 167 and 127 points.
Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee will officially open the Track and Field contest following a March Past of all teams. Guyana is in an unassailable lead in the International competition with 216 points while Trinidad has 60 points.
The other international team participating in the championship is Barbados with 46 points while ‘C’ or Country Division has been combined to include ‘D’, ‘E’, ‘F’ and ‘G’ groups in the more heated and competitive Divisional rivalry.
Officials from the GPF Sports Department told Kaieteur Sport yesterday that all systems are in place for a heated contest that they anticipate will be close in the end. The officials remained adamant that the event still has a way to go.
Headquarters and Guyana will be pressed to maintain their leads while the other athletes will be keen to give their teams valuable points. The bottom line is that the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary will be a hub of activity.
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