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Double wins for Bajan hurdlers


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HURDLERS Kierre Beckles and Shane Brathwaite had double victories over the weekend at the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region 1 Championships at Mesa Community College in Arizona.Beckles won the 100 metres hurdles in 13.57 seconds and the 400m hurdles in 62.88 seconds to qualify for the national finals, and was also part of the Central Arizona College champion 4×100 metres relay team.Brathwaite won the men’s 110m hurdles in 14.06 seconds and the 400m hurdles in 51.79, also qualifying for the Nationals. He was also part of their winning  4x100m relay team.At the Conference USA Championships in Florida, Barbadian sprinter Shakera Reece placed third in both sprint events. Competing for Rice University, she clocked a season’s best 11.53 seconds in the 100m and 23.87 seconds in the 200m. (SAT)