Bobb breaks indoor record
Caitlyn Bobb broke a Bermuda indoor record when she competed at the Virginia Showcase Track Meet at Liberty University in Lynchburg last weekend.
Bobb, who has qualified for the Carifta Games in Bermuda in April, beat a field of 26 competitors to win the 300 metres in a personal best time of 38.61sec, the first time she has broken 40 seconds. The time ranks her fifth in the United States.
She then won the 500 metres in a field of 21 competitors, breaking a Bermuda indoor national record, which had stood for almost 20 years.
Her time of 1:13.46 broke the indoor record of 1:13.58 set by Tamika (Williams) Miranda in 2001.
“This is fantastic as Caitlyn has broken this national record as a junior athlete,” Donna Raynor, Bermuda National Athletic Association president, said.
“I am so thrilled with Caitlyn's performances thus far. Every time she competes she is getting faster and faster. This is exactly what we want to see as she moves up to the under-20 age group, but her times are more than competitive for that age group as well. I am looking forward to seeing her compete at Carifta and know she is going to make Bermuda and her Douglas family very proud.”
Earlier this month, Bobb, the daughter of Dawnette Douglas who represented Bermuda in the 100 at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, recorded one of the fastest flat track times in the country in the 300 when she set a personal best of 39.34 at the southern Maryland Classic at the Prince George's County Sportsplex.
The time was the eighth fastest in US this season.
Bobb, 16 and a student at Harford Tech, won a gold medal in the under-17 girls' 400 at the Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands last year, as well as a bronze as part of the 4x100 relay team, which also included Keturah Bulford-Trott, Sanaa Rae Morris and Za'Kayza Parsons.