Posted on

Hep! hep! hooray!


Anmar Goodridge-Boyce

Hep! hep! hooray!
United States-based athlete Aaron Worrell has smashed the Barbados record for the seven-event heptathlon. (GP)

Social Share
Share

Former CARIFTA Champion Aaron Worrell produced a sensational performance to win the men’s heptathlon and establish a new national record at the Bearcat Invitational meet in Maryville, Missouri, United States.

Worrell, a former Alexandra School and St Michael School student, totalled a personal best points tally of 5411 to capture gold for Azusa Pacific University and propel him up to third on the US national list.

It was truly a day to remember for the 23 year-old, who not only recorded the most points in the event in Barbados’ history, but became the island’s all-time leader in the pole vault, as he cleared a height of 4.01 metres on Saturday.

Worrell removed the previous records of 4 502 points and 3.60 metres set by Clifford Brooks in 1979 and 1977, respectively.

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.