Arantxa King
Arantxa King
The records keep falling for Bermuda's track and field athletes.

Earlier this weekend Shianne Smith smashed the heptathlon record, and that was followed up by Arantxa King setting a new triple jump mark and Aaron Evans establishing the new 800m standard.

King, competing for Stanford University at the Pac 10 Championships, unleashed a 12.93m to write her name in the record book. She also finished second in the long jump with a leap of 6.34 metres.

Evans placed second in the 800m at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:47.00, which breaks the Bermuda national record held by Steve Burgess. He also broke the University of Georgia record which has been in existence for 25 years.

Bermuda Track and Field president Donna Watson said: "We have had the best weekend in track and field with our athletes overseas competing in their conference championships.

"With Shianne and Henry (Stevens-Carty)this has been one fantastic weekend. Shianne was so excited when she called me after her event she was heading to Las Vegas to celebrate her new Bermuda record.

"I think Bermuda should be proud of our track athletes as Bermuda is definitely getting on the world map in Track & Field."

In other track and field news, Jasmine Brunson placed ninth in the long jump at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a leap of 6.02m. Latroya Darrell placed fourth in the triple jump at the SEC Championships with a leap of 12.74m.