Just over two weeks ago, McMaster became the first man to earn back-to-back wins in the men’s 400-metre hurdles event at the Commonwealth Games.
McMaster established a new championship record of 47.34 seconds while also securing the required qualification time to compete at the 2023 World Championship scheduled for next summer in Budapest, Hungary.
The time ranks McMaster as the fourth fastest 400-metre hurdler this season behind World Champion Alison Dos Santos of Brazil, World and Olympic Silver Medalist Rai Benjamin of the United States, and Olympic Champion and World Record Holder Karsten Warholm of Norway.
Meanwhile, Rikkoi Brathwaite is the BVI’s new 100-metre national record holder following the finals of the men’s 100 metres at the NACAC Championship on Friday.
Brathwaite stormed to a speedy 10.20 seconds in the finals to place fifth overall; establishing a new personal best and also lowering Dion Crabbe’s 20-year-old 100-metre national record of 10.25 seconds.
Quarter-miler Kaelyaah Liburd ran a time of 54.88 seconds to finish fifth in her heat of the women’s 400 metres race at the NACAC. However, her time was not fast enough to qualify for the finals.
National record holder for the Shot Put, Eldred Henry finished fourth in the event with a best throw of 18.78 metres.
Rikkoi Brathwaite is the BVI’s new 100-metre national record holder, establishing a new personal best of 10.20 seconds and lowering Dion Crabbe’s 20-year-old national record of 10.25 seconds.