Wayne Pinnock set a record in the Class One Boys Long Jump not once, but twice, minutes apart, at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) at the National Stadium last night.
Pnnock broke Leon Gordon’s (Vere) long-standing record of 7.93m from 1993 with a leap of 7.95m on his second attempt of the evening and made history. However, that was clearly not enough for him. He had his sights set on becoming the first athlete at Champs to travel 8m in the event.
Minutes apart, Pinnock jumped 8.05m becoming the first athlete at Champs to travel 8m in the event.
Pinnock’s 8.05m is the best mark by an Under-20 athlete so far this year, and also the seventh best mark in the world so far.