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Haynes and Massiah stand out

Nick Maitland

Haynes and Massiah stand out
Layla Haynes and Caleb Massiah qualified for the NACAC Under-18 Championships. (Pictures by Kenmore Bynoe)

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Track and field made a measured and successful return to competitive action yesterday with the staging of the Athletics Association of Barbados’ Back On Track Meet at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex.

On an afternoon of awesome athletic performances, Elite Distance’s Layla Haynes and Quantum Leap’s Caleb Massiah both bested the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Under-18 qualifying standards for their events.

The 16-year-old Haynes posted an impressive time of 4:47.48 minutes in the women’s 1 500 metres, well under the North NACAC standard of 4:55 minutes for Under-18 girls.

Massiah got good elevation to win the men’s long jump with a distance of 7.07 metres, exceeding the qualifying standard of seven metres for Under-18 boys. (NM)

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