Two national Bermuda track and field records were broken this month.

Tyrone Smith, 22, long jumped 7.90 metres to break Dennis Trott's mark of 7.89 set back in 1978 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Smith set the mark when he won the bronze medal at the Under-23 North American, Central American and Caribbean Championships held in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

It was the first time that Smith represented Bermuda at an international meet. Roger Dill, who was coach for Bermuda at the meet, said Smith was born in Bermuda, but left at the age of four and has been living in the U.S. and currently attends the University of Missouri-Rolla where he was an All-American in track and field.

Smith's uncle is Antonio Smith who works at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

"Tyrone led the first round when he jumped 7.88", Dill said.

He added that Smith had several leaps above 7.80 including a 7.82 and a 7.84.

"The conditions seemed to suit him well," Dill said. "His concentration was very good for him to perform that many jumps (above 7.80 metres)."

National track and field coach Gerry Swan added that Smith's previous legal personal best was a 7.70.

The last men's national record broken was when Terrance Armstrong ran a 14.38.15 3,000 metres in Philadelphia in April 2001.

Arantxa King broke her own record in the triple jump when she leaped 12.84 metres at the Junior CAC Games at the Port-of-Spain Trinidad.

Other medal winners at the Junior CAC Games included Jasmine Brunson (gold) in the Under-17 Girls long jump at 5.56 metres; Brunson also won silver in the Under-17 Girls triple jump; Latroya Darrell won two medals with a silver in the Under-20 Girls high jump at 1.73 metres and a bronze in the Under-20 Girls triple jump at 12.29 metres; and Matthew Spring won silver in the Boys Under-17 1,500 metres.