Calabar High School’s Christopher Taylor and Kingston College’s (KC) Akeem Bloomfield sent the fair-sized crowd inside the National Stadium in a frenzy with breathtaking performances at the Carifta Trials, as both produced sub-46 seconds runs.

Running out of lane seven, the 15-year-old Taylor, competing in the boys’ Under-18 400 metres, stopped the clock at a stupendous 45.69 seconds in winning the event.

Minutes after seeing the Calabar fans celebrating, the KC fans got their turn.

Bloomfield, running the third 400 metres in his career, stopped the clock at an amazing 45.41 seconds.

It prompted his coach, Neil Harrison, to run on to the track to congratulate his charge.

“I am not surprised with the win, but a little surprised with the time, as I did not expect to run that fast,” admitted Bloomfield, who added that he followed the instructions of his coach.

Earlier, Edwin Allen High’s Saqukine Cameron and Wolmer’s Boys’ Jaheel Hyde gave dominant displays.

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Story and images courtesy of Raymond Graham- the Jamaica Gleaner

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