Olympian Winston George cranked up the volume as fans at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden rose to their feet in support as he displayed sublime speed to storm to the men’s 100, 200 and 400 meters title on the second day of the 2014 Boyce and Jefford Track and Field Classic yesterday.
USA based Brenessa Thompson powered to the 100 and 200 meters double in an impressive showing.
Cleveland Forde added the 1500 meters to the 5000M he captured on opening day in four minutes, 10.20 seconds, coming ahead of Kevin Bayley (4:19.01) and Tyson Bentick (4:20.20).
Trinidad and Tobago’s Tonya Nero took the women’s equivalent of the event, clocking five minutes, 7.90 seconds, defeating Grenada’s Kenisha Pascal (5:14.50) and Jonnella Jonas (5:46.70).
On another excellent day for action in the Mining Town, George one of Guyana’s better sprinters of recent, won the hearts of the Linden crowd as they chanted his name as he displayed his pedigree.
The Guyana Police Sports Club athlete gave the fans what they came to see, firstly sprinting through in 10.40 seconds to claim the 100M, which saw Tevin Garraway coming in second in 10.60 seconds and St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Josh Hamilton third (10.90 seconds).
George returned and easily won the 200M, recording 22.00 seconds, while Hamilton of St Vincent who also competed with the Guyanese at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, was second (22.90 seconds). Davin Fraser of the Guyana Defence Force came third (22.10 seconds).
George, Guyana’s Olympic and Commonwealth Games representative, completed the triple performance with a blistering performance in the 400M, speeding to 52.10 seconds. In the process he defeated Bevon Noble of Linden (53.30 seconds) and Guyana Police Force’s Shawn Semple (52:00 seconds).
Thompson, who competing locally for only the second time, claimed the 100M (11.90 sec.), leaving Alita Moore (12.10 sec) and Danielle Clarke (12.20 sec) in second and third place respectively.
Police Sports Club athlete, Kevin Bayley, upstaged T&T’s CARIFTA Games Gold medalist, Mark London in the 800M. Bayley changed gear at the about the 300M mark, leaving favourite London in his wake, clocking one minute, 57 seconds to London’s , one minute 59.50 seconds. Ornesto Thomas of the Guyana Defence Force was third in two minutes.
Janella Jonas’ two minutes 36.10 seconds saw her taking the women’s 800M, beating Shion Boyer (2:42.90) and Shaunsel Adams (2:46.30).
Details of the champion club and other events that were ran last evening in tomorrow’s edition.
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