QRC Old Boy Richard Thompson obliterates field in National Track Championships

QRC alumnus Richard “Torpedo” Thompson put on a stellar performance at the National Track and Field Championships 2011 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium yesterday, August 13th, 2011. In a top-class field that included fellow alumnus Mark Burns, Thompson took gold. In the process, the Olympic silver medalist set a new National Record time and personal best of 9.85 seconds in the 100m sprint final for men.

Thompson’s Wikipedia article at this time states that the achievement has ranked him 9th fastest in all-time lists and eclipses Ato Boldon’s national record 9.86 seconds.

Video of the race is embedded below and can also be seen on Youtube