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Bolt powers Racers to record run in 4x100m

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM
World 100 metres record holder Usain Bolt (left) of the Racers Track Club collects the baton from Marvin Anderson before powering his team to a record 38.08 seconds in the 4x100m for men's clubs and institutions at the 34th running of the Gibson Relays at the National Stadium yesterday. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

Anthony Foster, Gleaner Writer

World and Olympic triple gold medallist Usain Bolt anchored Racers Lions to an impressive 38.08 seconds win in the sprint relay for men's institutions at the Gibson Relays yesterday.

Bolt described the run as "a good one".

"We came out and did our best. We just went out there and had fun ... it was two Racers teams, two great teams, so it was not to prove anything ... it was more of having fun," Bolt said.

Bolt's Racers Lions team had Marvin Anderson, Yohan Blake and Kenroy Anderson, and they beat the previous record of 38.10. Their B team, Racers Track Club clocked 38.84 and MVP (39.37).

In the women's section, UTech stopped the clock at 44.46 to beat G.C. Foster College (45.25) and Atlethico Union (48.02).

Class One

St George's College boys and Manchester High girls captured the Class One sprint relays.

In the boys' event, St George's ran 40.24 seconds to get the better of Wolmer's (40.38) and Camperdown (40.74) while Manchester, just as their coach Jerry Holness had predicted, finished ahead of Holmwood.

In the other classes, Kingston College (KC) ran 41.80 to beat St Jago (41.82) and Munro (42.54) in Class Two while Jamaica College (JC) (43.42) came out on top in Class Three.

JC bettered KC's 2007 mark of 43.92 to beat St Jago (43.90), who also beat the old mark, and Herbert Morrison (44.20). Wolmer's winning time in Class Four erased KC's old mark of 45.88. KC (47.22) were second and St. George's (47.42) third.

Holmwood won the girls Class Three in 46.72 while Queen's took 46.72.

Vaz (33.09) took the Prep schools boys' Under-11 4x60m shuttle; and Waterford (34.72) won the primary boys' 4x60m shuttle.