Tuesday 26th July, 2005

 

T&T relay team breaks national record again

 
 
 
 
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Marc Burns

BY KWAME WILLIAMS

National 100 metres champion Marc Burns, Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Senior Championships 100m king Darrel Brown, national 200m champion Aaron Armstrong and 2003 national sprint double winner Jacey Harper sounded another warning to their rivals at next month’s World Championships in Helsinki, Finland when they won the men’s 4x100m relay at the Helsinki Grand Prix yesterday.

At the CAC Championships in Nassau, Bahamas earlier this month, the local quartet retained the sprint relay title and bettered the national record (38.53) with a 38.47 seconds run, which was the fastest time in the world this year.

In Finland yesterday, the Burns-Brown-Harper-Armstrong-combination improved the national record again, completing the race in a blistering 38.38 secs — a new world leading time.

USA’s Red and Blue teams placed second (38.50) and third (39.06) respectively.

Brown, Burns and Armstrong also competed in the men’s 100m dash.

Burns, who missed the Karelia Games in Lappeenranta, Finland on Thursday after experiencing tightness in one of his legs, seemed to be fully recovered as he sped to victory in 10.10 seconds.

Following him to the line was Brown, who clocked 10.16 in finishing a close second. USA’s Monzavous Edwards was third (10.18).

Armstrong, just coming off a sixth-place finish in the 200m at the Norwich Union British Grand Prix in London on Friday, was again sixth, crossing the line in 10.34 secs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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