8 Records Tumble on Day I of Leeward Islands Jr. Championships

Anguilla's Zarnel Hughes, 3rd right, en route to a meet and All Comers 100m record of 10.45 seconds into a -0.1 wind

JUNE 10—Meet and All Comers Records tumbled during Day I of the Leeward Islands Jr. Championships, which are being staged for the first time since they were held in the British Virgin Islands in 2008.

Eldred Henry opened the morning session by tossing the 1.75Kg U20 Boys Discus out to 44.19m on his fourth attempt, to kick start the British Virgin Islands’ medal tally.

Henry was at it again in the afternoon, when he heaved the Shot Put, 14.53m.

Guadeloupe’s Sereena Carti, demolished Antigua and Barbuda’s Cherez Weste 400m mark of 57.85 seconds from 2006, when she stopped the clock at 55.31 seconds. The 2011 and 2012 Carifta Games U17 Girls bronze medalist, pulled the BVI’s Tarika “Tinker Bell” Moses and Jonel Lacey under the old mark with 56.46 and 56.94 respectively.

Anguilla’s Zarnel Hughes, a 2012 Carifta Games U20 Boys 100m bronze medalist, erased Antigua and Barbuda’s Daniel Bailey’s nine year old championships record of 10.62 established in 2003, when he got home in 10.45 seconds into a -0.1 headwind. His mark was also an All Comers Record, eclipsing the BVI’s J’Maal Alexander’s 10.56 from earlier this year.

The mark qualifies Hughes for the July 10-15 IAAF World Jr. Championships in Barcelona, Spain, in both the 100 and 200m. He has a best of 21.26 established during the Carifta Games in Bermuda.

Trevia Gumbs—a BVI Carifta Games U17 Girls Shot Put silver medalist—tossed the 3Kg ball, 13.57m to take down St. Kitts’ Rochelle Challenger’s mark of 10.33m established here in 2008.

Antigua and Barbuda’s U17 Boys 4x100m Relay quartet of Travis Campbell, Mitchell Matthew, Alex Stewart, Michaiah Williams, took down St. Kitts’ 2006 mark of 44.14, when they ran 43.97.

The Under 20 Girls 4x100m relay mark also fell, when the BVI’s foursome of Nialya Smith, Natisha Claxton, Shanique Oliver and Shaian Vandenburg, ran 50.20, to better the U.S. Virgin Islands’ 50.53 from 2006.

Day I closed with Antigua and Barbuda U20 Boys shattering the U.S. Virgin Islands’ 4x100m mark of 42.70, when Xavier Joseph, Cejhae Green, Mark Phillip and Jared Jarvis, combined to run 41.26.

 

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