By Vijay, TrackAlerts.Com Writer
There's a new sprint king on the rise in the Caribbean. He is 20-year-old Antiguan Miguel Francis, who trains with Racers track club with Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir.
Francis, on Saturday, 28th June, established a 200m New National record of 19.76 into a negative 1.1m/s wind at Antigua and Barbuda National Track and Field Championship at the National Yasco Sport complex
Francis, who entered the event with a then PB of 20.31 done in May at the Cayman Invitational, finished well ahead of Kasheem Colbourne 21.38 and Raphael McCoy 21.97.
Francis’ manager, Kwame Galloway told TrackAlerts.Com that they are “humbled by the time.”
“I knew he was ready to run a special time. His training ethics has changed tremendously,” he said while “thanking Coach Glen Mils and his Racers Track club for supporting this big venture.”
Francis’ personal best over 100m is 10.28, done on May 30 at the National Stadium in Kingston.
“God is good and I am so happy that I was there to witness history in the making,” Galloway added.
Samantha Edwards won the women’s 200m in 23.38 ahead of Arianne Strunkey 23.87.