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Men strike gold in relay

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

Men strike gold in relay

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The Barbados men’s 4×100 metres relay team has struck gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Jaquone Hoyte, the youngest in the group, crossed the line in a new national record of 38.41 seconds, finishing the work started by Shane Brathwaite, Mario Burke and Burkheart Ellis.

The old record was 38.55 seconds.

It was the second gold for Brathwaite, who also won the men’s 110 hurdles.

The Dominican Republic was second in a season’s best 38.71 and Jamaica had to settle for bronze in 38.79.

Trinidad and Tobago was fourth with a season’s best 38.90. (SAT)