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A second relay record

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

A second relay record

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PROVING THAT LIGHTNING can strike twice, team Barbados lowered the national record again in the men’s 4×100 metres relay on Saturday night at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas.

Double CARIFTA sprint champion Mario Burke crossed the line second in 38.70 seconds in the “B” final, nipped at the finish by the British runner who did 38.67 seconds. That replaced the 38.85 done earlier in the heats.

Drawn in lane 5, coach Alwyn Babb changed the order with Levi Cadogan leading off. Ramon Gittens and Nicholas Deshong took the other two legs before handing off to the youngest on the team. And for most of the final leg, Burke held the lead before he was passed at the finish.

Barbados are also scheduled to compete in the 4×200 metres relay on Sunday. (SAT)