De Abreu makes hay with the stars away

Dellon DeAbreu clocked the fastest 100 metres time on day one of the Guyana Defence Force Inter Unit championships yesterday at the Camp Ayanganna ground.

In the absence of sprint aces Rupert Perry and Quince Clarke who are currently in Venezuela attending the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) Games , DeAbreu reigned supreme over the 100 metres sprint as he clocked 10.8s to record the fastest time of the day in  the third of three heats that were ran off. Tiffany Smith and Latitia Miles looked unstoppable in their heats on the female side of things as both clocked 12.2s in their respective 100m heats. They will now match stride in the final when it is contested on Friday.

Leslaine Baird, in the absence of current Joint Services 400 metres champion, Patrick King, who is also attending the ALBA games, took advantage of the field as he recorded the fastest 400 metres time of 50.8s in his heats.

Cleveland Forde, who recently returned from the just-concluded Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games blistered the field as he won the 5000 metres men ahead of Tyshon Bentick. Orlando Glasgow created an upset as he jumped away with the men’s long jump with a leap of 6.41 metres ahead of Quincy Payne’s 6.26m jump who was the favorite to win the event. The action will continue today at the Camp Ayanganna ground from 10:00hrs.

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