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 months World Championships in
Helsinki, Finland when they won the mens 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.
USAs Red and Blue teams placed second (38.50) and third
Brown, Burns and Armstrong also competed in the mens
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
Following him to the line was Brown, who clocked 10.16 in
finishing a close second. USAs Monzavous Edwards was
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.