Hunt for gold ... Blake, Richards, female sprinters secure spots in finals

April 8, 2018 4:00 PM

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Hunt for gold ... Blake, Richards, female sprinters secure spots in finals

He will, however, be the only Jamaican in the final, after Oshane Bailey ran fifth in his semi-final with a time of 10.32 and young Nigel Ellis, who of course replaced the injured Julian Forte in the event, finished seventh in his after stopping the clock 10.38.

Blake will be looking to become the fourth straight Jamaican to win the men's 100m Commonwealth title after Asafa Powell (2006), Lerone Clarke (2010) and Kemar Bailey-Cole (2014).

Natasha Morrison finished second in her semi-final in a time of 11.27 seconds and goes into the final as the fourth fastest qualifier, while Gayon Evans' 11.37 seconds run also got her a second place finish in her semi-final.

In the men's 400m, all three Jamaicans are also through to the semi-finals, which start on Monday at 4:56 a.m.

Javon Francis, 45.70 seconds and Rusheen McDonald, 45.99; were both second in their respective heats, while Demish Gaye, who also ran 45.70, was third in his.

Source: jamaica-gleaner.com

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