Lawrence had the record on his mind

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March 19, 2016
@Normal:Keenan Lawrence of St Jago High celebrates before crossing the finish line in a record 3:57.28 in the Class Two Boys' 1500 metres final at the National Stadium last night.

St Jago's High's Keenan Lawrence turned up in unbeatable form in the Class Two 1500 metres final at the National Stadium last night and smashed the record.

Lawrence ran away from his rivals and erased the old mark of 3.58.06 set by Bellefield High's Kemoy Campbell in 2007 with a new time of 3.57.28.

The young runner revealed that all season he had his sights set on breaking the record and today he will be going for record number two when he turns out for the Class Two 800 metres final on today's final day.

training hard

"From September when I started training it was in my head. I needed to break the record so that when I move on in life I can remember high school. I have been training hard so I knew I could do it based on how I trained," he said.

Lawrence finished almost 50 metres in front of Detroy Stewart of JC (4.07.04) and Spalding High's Dwayne Moore (4.07.58) and he revealed that he had it all worked out before the race.

"It (the race) wasn't difficult, because I had a race strategy. I have the 800m final tomorrow, hopefully I get that record," he said.

- L.S.

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