ATHLETICS: Records fall at Champs
Three records including a Jamaican National Junior record, were set last night at the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships.
Jaheel Hyde of Wolmer’s Boys produced a smashing performance to break the national junior record in the Boys’ 400-metre hurdles.
Hyde won in 49.49 seconds to become the second Jamaican junior athlete to break the 50-second barrier in the event.
Anguillan sprinter Zharnell Hughes of Kingston College turned back the challenge of Jevaughn Minzie to break the Boys’ Class 1 record.
Hughes stopped the clock at 10.12 seconds.
St Jago’s Yohan Blake set the previous record of 10.21 seconds in 2007. Minzie of Bog Walk also lowered Blake’s mark with a 10.16 clocking for his second place.
The third record on the night was produced by St Jago’s Raheem Chambers. He smashed the Boys’ 100-metre record when he clocked 10.29 seconds to win the event.
The previous mark of 10.34 seconds was also set by Blake, this in 2006 while attending St Jago.
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