Track and Field athletes from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force showcased their performances during the Royal Bahamas Police Force Track and Field Meet on Wednesday past at the Thomas A. Robinson Track Stadium. (Photo Gallery Below)
The Law Enforcement Invitational Relays featured teams from the Police and Defence Forces, Immigration and Customs departments. The Defence Force men and ladies’ teams each ran a 4 x 100-meter relay.
The Defence Force's ' Golden Girls' team consisting of Able Women Marines Michelle Colebooke, Anishka Bonaby, and Stefka Munroe and Woman Marine Nyesha Ferguson were not to be denied. They came out the gates first and never looked back as they ran away with the competition. Placing second and third in that female event were the Police and Immigration teams, respectively.
The Defence Force men’s team consisting of Able Seamen Gregory Lockhart and James Carey, and Marine Seamen Delmaro Bullard and Shane Jones, left everything on the track. They, however, came up a bit short and finished second to the team from the Immigration department with Police and Customs teams following.
Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel along with his executive team and fellow officers and marines rallied their troops on. Commodore Bethel commended Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson and his officers for hosting the grand event and thanked Commissioner Ferguson for inviting other security forces to be a part of it.
Able Seaman James Carey, the Defence Force’s track coach for the event was also pleased with the teams’ performances. He said that the long practices paid off and vowed to return next year and complete the double sweep.