The first day of the Jamaican National Championships (Senior Trials) ended with most Racers athletes advancing to the next round.
Advancing to the men’s 400 metres hurdles finals are Josef Robertson (50.03) and Bryan Steele (50.14) with the two fastest times in the preliminary round. In the women’s event, Racers athletes advancing are Nickeisha Wilson (56.95) and Ristananna Tracey (57.92). The finals for both events are on Friday.
In the flat 400 metres, Racers women advancing to the semi-finals are Rosemarie Whyte, who won her heat in 51.80; Davita Prendergast (52.32); and Shereefa Lloyd (52.70).
Racers men advancing to the 400 semi-finals are: Javere Bell (45.81) — heat winner and personal best; Ricardo Chambers (46.19) — heat winner; Jermaine Gonzales (46.39) — heat winner; Edino Steele (46.11); Peter Matthews (46.30); Nicholas Maitland (46.64); Allodin Fothergill (46.81); Jermaine Gayle (46.74); and Chumaine Fitten (47.08). The semi-finals will be on Saturday and the finals on Sunday.
In the men’s 100 metres, six Racers athletes advance to the 16-man semi-finals: Yohan Blake (10.00); Usain Bolt (10.06); Kemar Bailey-Cole (10.12); Mario Forsythe (10.18); Kenroy Anderson (10.24); and Kimmari Roach (10.22). The semi-finals and finals will be run on Friday.
The women’s 100 metres will be contested over two rounds on Friday. Schillonie Calvert is the sole Racers representative.