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Navasky Anderson smashes 45-year-old Jamaican Record

Navasky Anderson smashed a 45 year record in men’s 800m race at the NCAA Division One Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday (10) in Eugene, Oregon.

The 22 year-old is a former St Jago High school athlete, who now competes for Mississippi State University, was at his best when he erased the former Olympian Seymour Newman’s 45-year-old national record of 1:45.21, that was set in 1977 in Heksinki with a new Jamaican National record 1:45.02 when he crossed the line in second behind Moad Zahafi of Texas Technical University, who clocked 1:44.49 for the win.

Navasky who is coached by Andrew Kidd , attained the qualifying time for World Athletics Championships, which will be held at the same venue.