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Scraders sets new record at World Youth Championships

Kyrah Scraders has set a new Bermuda junior record and achieved her personal best in the 800 metres at the World Youth Championships in the Ukraine.Donna Watson, Bermuda National Athletics Association president, said: “We are so proud of her and as I stated before she left we are expecting great things from Kyrah.

Scraders, Bermuda’s Young Female Athlete of the Year, placed third overall in her heat in a time of two minutes and 8.91 seconds.

The 15-year-old, whose previous best was 2:10.93, has qualified for the semi-finals of the competition and is ranked eighth out of 29 athletes.

“She has the semi-finals and we hope she is able to go on to the finals.”

Justin Donawa (triple jump), Tahari Butterfield (100 and 200 metres) and Kidane Callender (100 and 200 metres) are also competing for Bermuda at the Youth Championships.

Meanwhile, Shaquille Dill, competing in the World University Games, made it to the finals in the 800 metres, running personal best time of 1:47.76. He placed third in heat.

His previous best was more than two seconds slower.

“What a day for track and field especially in the middle distance,” added Watson. “I continually say our strength is in the middle distance and jumping and our athletes keep proving it to us.”

Record breaker: Bermuda's Kyrah Scraders.

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Published July 12, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated July 12, 2013 at 9:04 am)

Scraders sets new record at World Youth Championships

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