On the mark
WHILE?SPECTATORS?were eagerly anticipating world champion Ryan Brathwaite’s first run at home for the season, it was Kierre Beckles who stole the spotlight in the early session yesterday at the Barbados National Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium.
Running in lane four in the heats of the 100-metre hurdles, Beckles set a new National Championships record of 13.29 seconds (wind 0.8m/s) to erase the six-year-mark of 13.53 seconds set by Andrea Blackett back in 2005.
Beckles didn’t seem to be travelling, but the clock clearly told the tale and she also pulled along Kenrisha Brathwaite to a season’s best 13.99 seconds.
Beckles also broke the national record several times this season.
In the very next race, Brathwaite had to prove his stuff, running back to get through the field and win the men’s 110mh heat in 13.82. Greggmar Swift (13.96) and Shane Brathwaite (13.98) weren’t far behind.
The meet continues at 4 p.m. today. (SAT)