KINGSTON – A superb national record and World leading 12.90 by Omar McLeod (+0.7m/s) in the 110 m hurdles, highlighted Saturday’s (24 June) Puma Jamaican Senior Championships.
He is also now 5th tied with Dominique Arnold in the all-time list.
Ronald Levy 13.13 ahead of Hansle Parchment 13.19 took the other qualifying places for London 2017.
“The coach wanted a 12.8 and I know he will be a little upset. But I can tell him I set a national record of 12.90 and am now the fifth fastest man in history,” said McLeod after.
Under-18 athlete Dejour Russell improved big time with 13.32 to take fourth place.
Discus world leader Fedrick Dacres won with 66.52 ahead of Traves Smikle 63.26.
Daniel Glave 1:47.47 over Strymar Livingston, 1:47.58 and Natoya Goule, 2:00.90 ahead of Jazmine Fray 2:02.28 were the men’s and women’s 800m winners.
In women shot put, Danniel Thomas-Dodd did 18.80m to beat Gleneve Grange, 16.28m, while Ramone Bailey leapt a personal best 8.16m om the Long Jump to secure the title and World Championships qualification. Damar Forbes was second best on the night with 8.03m.
Natalie Grant won the women’s hammer with 56.87 ahead of Kadine Johnson, 54.49m.
Clayton Brown topped the men’s high jump with 2.15m, the same height as Carlington Moulton.
Rasheed Dwyer with 20.16 recorded the fastest men’s 200m prelims time while Demish Gaye will lead qualifiers, which will include Nathon Allen, 45.49secs, in the men’s 400m with 45.26.
Yohan Blake, 20.20, and Warren Weir, 20.29 are also in the final.
Simone Facey with 22.78 from the heats is the favourite for the women’s 200m.
Chrisann Gordon also qualified for the women’s 400m with the fastest time of 50.30, a personal best. Shericka Jackson, the World and Olympic bronze medallist, is next best with 50.48.