Eight records set at Wendell Hercules Open National weekend championships
May 12, 2023
Eight records set at Wendell Hercules Open National weekend championships

Teia Laborde of Mustangs not only won the 100 metres and 200 metres races at last weekend’s staging of the Wendell Hercules National Open Championships at the Sir Vincent Beache Stadium at Diamond; she also added a record to her name.

On Sunday, May 7, Laborde established a new record in the 200 metres with her 25.10 seconds clocking, bettering the championship’s mark of 25.26 seconds, set by Grenisha Thomas in 2022.

On Saturday, May 6, Laborde got her first gold, as she timed 12.17 seconds to win the 100 metres.

Joining Laborde with two titles were the High Performance (HP) duo of Kesiann John and Gailann John, as well as X- Ceed’s Nabia Pompey.

Kesiann John took the 800 metres title in a time of 2:32.36 and scalped the 1500 metres in a time of 5:34.58.

Meanwhile, Gailann John, claimed the Long Jump title, with a best leap of 4.86 metres and won the Triple Jump with a distance of 10.41 metres.

Staying with the field events, Pompey topped the Javelin, as she flung 17.22 metres and also won the Discus, with a throw of 25.82 metres.

X- Cel Track Club’s Samayaa Connell who won three titles last year, successfully defended her Shot Putt crown. Her throw of 9.62 metres gave the left hander the gold medal and bettered her previous distance of 9.53 metres set in 2022.

The other two titles were snatched by Shykeima Dickson of HP, who captured the 400 metres in 59.33 second, and Akila Smith of ROSES Academy who won the High Jump topping the bar at 1.45 metres.

Eight records were established during the two day championships.