Guyanese shatter 4x400m Mixed Relay record at Commonwealth Youth Games

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Guyanese quartet Malachi Austin, Narissa McPherson, Javon Roberts and Tianna Springer shattered the Commonwealth Youth Games record in the 4×400m Mixed Relay on Thursday evening.

They won gold to carry Guyana’s medal tally at the event to four- a pair of gold, one silver and one bronze- in Trinidad and Tobago.

The previous record (3:25.08s), set in The Bahamas in 2017, was replaced with a time of 3:22.07s.

Earlier in the Games, the talented Springer entered the record books with gold in the Women’s 400m in 53.55s.

It marked the first time Guyana won gold in any event at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Springer is also a gold medallist at the CARIFTA Games and the South American Under-20 Championship.

Springer won ahead of England’s Charlotte Henrich, with Guyanese Narissa McPherson copping bronze with a time of 54.82 seconds.

Austin, the fastest qualifier to the Men’s 400m, had to settle for silver behind Nigerian Samuel Ogazi.

Javon Roberts and Attoya Harvey are the other track and field athletes, while in Swimming, Guyana is represented by Ariel Rodrigues, Elliott Gonsalves and Shareefah Lewis.

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