Police dominate Boyce and Jefford Relay Festival
By Treiston Joseph
Contrary to last year, Police Sports Club carried away most of the events on Sunday when the second edition of the Boyce and Jefford Relay Festival and Fun Day was held at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.
In 2016, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ran away with the most events, but in the absence of the military organisation, Police made easy work of most of their competitors. With the day drawing to a close, Davin ‘Black Boy’ Fraser, previously of GDF, stamped Police’s authority with a brilliant anchor leg to pilot the lawmen to victory in the Men’s 4×100 metres.
The team was also made of national athletes Linton Mentis and Kevin Abbensettes, along with Stephon Boodie, for which all agreed that ‘baton passing’ was the key ingredient in the win.
Meanwhile, Police Women mirrored their Male counterparts with a dominating run in the 4×100 metres as well. Super Upcoming Runners (SUR) brought second in both the Male and Female 4×100 metres, while Mercury Fast Laners was third in the Male 4×100 metres and Police ‘B’ third in the Female version of the event.
In the 1500 metres Male Medley, Police once again delivered the goods with Boodie and Fraser sprinting to a massive lead on the 100 and 200 metres legs before Winston Dummett increased the lead in the 400 metres and Quarry Monan ran away with the 800 metres leg.
The Women’s Sprint Medley (100, 100, 200, 400m) was much of the same with the Police Women facing limited competition in the event. SUR again took second place in both the Male and Female Medley events with the University of Guyana placing third in the Male and Police ‘B’ in the Female.
The Distance Medley was much of the same with Police winning both the Male and Female versions of the events. Police also won the 4×200 metres Mixed Event with the Police ‘B’ team finishing third and SUR separating the two for second.
However, the only event Police did not win was the 4×400 metres Mixed with SUR taking top honours; Police ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams took second and third respectively. The organisers have promise an improved and bigger and better event come 2018.