Yohan Blake ran a season-best 10.05 while Jamaica’s men’s 4x100m team is closing to qualification for the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.
Blake, the Deagu 2011 world 100m champion, ran his best time this season to win the men’s 100m at Saturday’s (8 May) Jamaica Qualifying Time Trials held at GC Foster College in Spanish Town.
Oshane Bailey finished second in 10.13, and his Sprintec teammate Romario Williams, third in 10.16.
In the men’s 4x100m, Jamaica’s Gold Team, led off by Asafa Powell to Julian Forte, Blake and Bailey crossed the finish line in 38.33.
Jamaica Green with Ackeem Blake, Nigel Ellis, Romario Williams and Kadrian Goldson finished second in 39.55.
St. Vincent with McKish Compton, Javon Rollins, OJ Jackson, and Akani Slater finished third in 40.13.
Roneisha McGregor won the women’s 100m in 11.35 ahead of Indian Srabani Nanda, representing MVP, in 11.61.
Shericka Jackson of MVP topped the women’s 200m in 22.62 ahead of her teammate Stephenie-Ann McPherson, 22.98. Shashalee Forbes of Sprintec finished third in 23.03.
The men’s 200m went to Anthony Carpenter of Legacy Athletics in 20.88. Rasheed Broadbell of MVP finished second in 20.95.
Tiffany James-Rose of Cameron Blazers ran 52.45 to win the women’s 400m ahead of Junelle Bromfield of MVP, 53.12.
Akani Slater of GC Foster College won the men’s 400m in 46.41. He beat Jaheel Hyde of Swept, 46.65.
Janieve Russell of MVP, 55.45 and Ronda Whyte of Sprintec, 56.29, were the only two competitors in the women’s 400m hurdles.
O’Dayne Richards of MVP won the men’s shot put with 19.67m, and Shawn-D Thomspon of GC Foster topped the men’s long jump with 7.28m.
Lushane Wilson of GC Foster College cleared 2.18m in the men’s high jump and Kimberly Williamson 1.75m in the women’s section.
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He need under two to be in the medal
Pices Alorica agreed! I was about to say that’s a slow time comparing to what am seeing from the other countries.
Nicola Reid not even Forte producing any good times…. i do believe that youngster, oblique can give us sub 10 clocking at trials
Nicola Reid I think oblique seville is indeed the guy to beat at trials
Sorry but if you ain’t running 9.75 at trials in June, you wont medal at Tokyo
Rough pon you when the bar set so high but once you mek a the finals you stand a chance.
We are still alive
Lavern Clarke you honestly believe that? I’ll take my chances with the females..
I support his efforts but he must have a massive improvement to get on the podium at the Olympics…! 9.85 at least
Hes not gonna Medal. Memba dat!
Dennis Samuels let’s try to encourage him to train harder! We would luv for him to medal for Ja!
Nicola Reid I would too. But am not the type to sugar coat anything.
Dennis Samuels crab in a barrel mentality. If u don’t have have nothing good fi seh, don’t seh anything.
Dennis Samuels yuh woman a cheat pon yuh, mamba dat
That is how he runs. By the time trials come around he will be doing well under 10. Just watch how he climbs. Right Yo Yo?
Good going bkake, keep improving to what we know you are capable of
Jah know bro…gwaan push thru fam but! 10:05 a camps record…we need fi see a 9. 8 high at least
Love u Blake! One of my favs. Love him even more than Bolt.