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Courtney Williams breaks national 200m record

Courtney Williams breaks national 200m record

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Courtney Williams, one of two athletes on an Olympic Solidarity Scholarship in the United States, sprinted into the record books by breaking the 200m national record on his quest for Pan Am Games qualification.{{more}}

He did so last Friday, at the 2015 Texas State University Friday Night Lights All Comers Meet, clocking 20.59 seconds.

The original 200m mark of 20.76 was set on May 19, 1995 by Eswort Coombs, at the NJCAA Championships in Odessa, United States.

Kineke Alexander, who has already qualified for the 200m and 400m at the Pan Am Games, was also on the winner’s podium, running first in the 400m in 52.91seconds and third in the 200m in 23.44 seconds.

Both Williams and Alexander will next be competing with team mate Brandon Valentine-Parris in the St Kitts/Nevis National Championships, scheduled for this weekend, after which they will join other locally based athletes in Barbados for that country’s National Championships, scheduled for June 19 to 21 at the Barbados National Stadium.

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