– Alder, Jonas dominate Day II competition
By Edison Jefford
Headquarters maintained a firm grip on the Guyana Police Force Track and Field Championships after Day II of the 2011 event yesterday at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary.
Following their first day lead on Tuesday, Headquarters continued its dominance, amassing 204 points from a total of 18 completed finals from the two days of competition.
Trailing is ‘A’ Division on 129 points and Friday will be ‘D’ Day for the division to prove that it can overhaul the defending champions to take the coveted Championship title.
The police ‘B’ Division is third in the contest with 86 points while Country Division occupy the cellar position with 49 points. Today is a rest day before competition returns tomorrow.
One of Guyana’s best female field events athletes, Natasha Alder, showed her class in the javelin event with a dominating performance at Eve Leary yesterday.
Alder threw 41.50m to give Headquarters the full 10 points in the event and leave her rivals more than 15m behind. Alder was a part of the ALBA Games contingent to Venezuela.
Representing ‘A’ Division, Latoya Rodney placed second in the event with 25.93m with Country Division’s Joan King-Brown closely following in third with 25.44m.
In the Men’s ‘B’ Class Javelin event, Cordell English threw 45.12m for ‘A’ Division while Julio Sinclair and Troy Williams gave Headquarters points with 41.40 and 37.20m respectively for the second and third positions.
Michael Pollydore turned the tables on Ronald Payne, who had beaten him in the Men ‘A’ Class Discuss on Day I, in the javelin throw in the same division.
Pollydore tossed the metal rod 43.80m to outdo Payne’s best attempt of 42.10m. Adrian Massiah took the third position with his best throw of 39.82m.
In the Men’s triple jump, Desmond Nicholson claimed the title for ‘A’ Division with 12.30m as Troy Williams, who had won the long jump, finishing second with 12:12m. Williams represented Headquarters while Andel Doris finished third for ‘B’ Division with 11.94m.
In the female triple jump contest, Tenisha Punch leaped 9.14m to take that title. Donna Ferguson was second with 8.66m with M. Roberts finishing third with 7.68m.
In the track competition, former junior national middle distance queen, Jonella Jonas, added the 800m title to her 3000m win on the first day of the competition.
Jonas ran 2:33.0 for ‘A’ Division in another comfortable win. Headquarters’, Ava Harry took the second position with 2:44.1 while Samantha Williams (2:47.1) was third.
Mandela Collins ran 2:04.5 for Headquarters in the 800m Men as Kelvin Ceres, also representing Headquarters, placed second in 2:05.8. Edward DaSilva (2:06.1) was third.
In the men’s 5000m, Horatio returned to form to take the top of the podium in 17:15.2 with Larry Josiah (18:00.0) and Owen Chin (18:55.6) finishing second and third.
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