TAMPERE, Finland — The American and Jamaican athletes provided the top four fastest times over the six heats of the women’s 100m hurdles during the morning session on Day 4 of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on Friday.
USA’s Tia Jones led the way with a very impressive 13.25 seconds to win the sixth and final heat, and doing so running in a -1.1m/s headwind.
Jones will have countrywoman Cortney Jones for company after her US teammate won Heat 1 with 13.53 (-1.3 m/s), the fourth fastest time of the early round.
The Jamaican pair of Brittany Anderson and Amoi Brown enter the semi-final round as the second and third quickest qualifiers.
Anderson won the second heat in with 13.37 (-1.1 m/s) seconds, while Brown was classic in producing 13.49 (-0.9 m/s) to take the third heat.
Turkey’s Sevval Ayaz won Heat 5 with the fifth fastest time, along with France’s Cyrena Samba-Mayela, as both clocked 13.56.
Nika Glojnaric of Slovenia will enter the semi-final round as the eighth fastest qualifier with 13.61 after winning the fourth heat, with Canada Kendra Leger completing the top eight with the seventh best time from the preliminary round, at 13.59.
The semi-finals are set for Saturday with the final on Sunday’s sixth and last day of competition.