Records tumble on Day 1 of Corporate Area Development Meet

16 records were broken on Friday's opening day of the Digicel Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet at the National Stadium. Calabar's Rivaldo Marshall stopped the clock in a recording breaking time of 3 minutes, 56.13 seconds to capture the Class 1 boys 1500 meters, lowering the previous mark of 4 minutes, 01.11 set in 2017. 
Kevroy Venson also of Calabar was second in 3 minutes, 58.83, Kingston College's Tarees Rhoden third in 3 minutes, 59.12 and Fabian Campbell of Jamaica College fourth in 4 minutes, 00.75 seconds, all going the previous mark.

The Class 2 boys event was won by Jamaica College's inform J'Voughnn Blake in 3 minutes, 56.43 seconds, erasing the old time of 3 minutes, 59.59 set in 2017. In the field events, Kai Chang of Calabar threw 58.91 meters in the Class 1 boys discus, breaking his record of 57.03 meters set last year.

Meanwhile, in the Class 2 equivalent, Kingston College's Ralford Mullings registered 61.85 meters to smash the old record of 50.38 metres he set in 2018. Excelsior High’s Shantae Foreman had a double record on the day in the girls class two high jump and long jump.

Foreman cut the sand at 6.29 meters to remove the old mark of 5.94 meters in the long jump and in the high jump she flew to 1.75 meters going better than the previous best of 1.70 meters.

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