Tyrone Smith has won the Tom Tellez Invitational Men’s Long Jump in Houston.
Smith’s leap of 8.34m is a new Bermuda Record, a new Personal Best and qualifies him for the IAAF World Championships.
Smith said, “It's been nearly 7 years since I last hit a Bermuda Record or a Personal Best in the Long Jump.”
President of the Bermuda National Athletics Association Donna Raynor said, “Hopefully we can see an 8 meter jump when he comes home for the Permit Meet.”
Smith recorded a Foul on his first attempt, he then leaped 8.01m on his second attempt, putting himself in a commanding position.
A leap of 7.83m followed, before he reached back and gave it his all leaping the Bermuda National Record distance of 8.34m on his 4th attempt.
Smith reached over the 8m mark on his fifth attempt where it was measured at 8.03m, he finished off with a leap of 7.72m.
Tre Houston also competed at the Meet, he finished 6th in Heat 1 of the Men’s 100 Meter Dash, his time of 10.66 saw him finish 9th overall.
Houston would also compete in the Men’s 200 Meter Dash, he finished 4th in Heat 1, clocking a time of 21.36 which put him 9th overall again.