CHAMPS 2019: C'bar's Farquharson shatters 800m record
Calabar’s Kimar Farquharson produced a spectacular stretch run to shatter the boys Class One 800m record at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships now underway at the National Stadium.
Farquharson won the event in 1:48.67 seconds to erase the previous mark of 1:48.84 seconds which was set by Sherwin Burgess of Vere in 1987.
Enid Bennet’s Tyrice Taylor, who was favoured to win the event, having recorded a personal best of 1:48.86 two weeks ago, was second in 1:48.91 seconds.
Kingston College’s (KC) Tarees Rhoden was third in 1:49.04 seconds.
In the boys Class Three 800m final, KC’s Jacquan Coke turned in an impressive late run to win gold in a time of 1:58.50 seconds.
Bellefield High School’s Tavaughn Martin was second in 1:58.68 while third went to Alex Taylor of St Jago High in 2:01.40 seconds.
In the girls’ Class One 800m final, Hydel High School’s Charokee Young secured her second gold medal of the championships when she won the event in 2:06.02.