AFTER a long day in the field where spectators were treated to many thrilling encounters at the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Athletics Championships, Head Quarters (HQ) were the winners with several outstanding performances from athletes Anfernee Headecker, Samuel Lynch, Joanna Archer and Tiffany Carto.
When the points were tallied on Friday night at the Police Sports Ground at Eve Leary, HQ were head and shoulders above their three other competitors, with a whopping 613 points.
HQ’s nearest challengers were the Country Division who finished on 344 points, while A Division ended with 293 and B Division 123.
The champions were especially outstanding in the relays, particularly their 4×400 team who lit up the Eve Leary track.
In his closing remarks, Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifton Hicken thanked the athletes for their efforts while announcing that the best of the best will be pocketing as much as $150 000 each. Hicken commended all for their discipline and noted the importance of camaraderie.
Also present at the opening of the day’s proceedings was Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton.