KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 24, SportingAlert — The Jamaica Championships gets underway at the national Stadium on Thursday morning and we have Day 1 schedule, as well as where to watch live stream and follow live results.
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The championships begins at 10 a.m. local time (CDT) with the qualifying round of the men’s 100 metres, but this will not involve the likes of Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake, Nesta Carter and the rest of the top sprinters in the field.
Following the qualifying round, the quarter-final heat will then be drawn up later on during the day.
The evening session will begin at 6:05 p.m. with the running of the women’s 400m hurdles and this will see the likes of Kaliese Spencer, Janieve Russell, Ristananna Tracey, Nickiesha Wilson and Shevon Stoddart going for places in the final.
In the men’s equivalent, Roxroy Cato and Jaheel Hyde are the two fastest starters in the field this season, but the likes of Leford Green, Annsert Whyte and Josef Robertson are expected to be in contention for places in the decider.
The women’s 100m heats are also on Thursday night, with the country’s leading runners, including world-leader Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce all set to face the starter.
The exciting Elaine Thompson, who trains with the Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce, as well as Christania Williams, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Samantha Henry-Robinson, Sherone Simpson, Natasha Morrison, Kerron Stewart and Schillonie Calvert are also entered for the event.
On the men’s side, Bolt will at least line up for the heats, according to reports reaching SportingAlert, but it isn’t a guarantee for the entire championships.
The 2011 world champion and double Olympic silver medallist Blake will also be on watch at the national championships, with his coach Glen Mills revealing that he won’t be pushed after recently returning from a bad hamstring injury.
Powell, his former MVP training partner Carter, Andrew Fisher, Nickel Ashmeade, Julian Forte, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Jason Livermore are all entered.
There will be two finals contested on day 1, with the Men’s Javelin Throw and Triple Jump titles up for the taking.
Jamaica Championships Day 1 Schedule
Thursday June 25
10:00 am 100m men’s qualifying round
5:30 pm javelin men’s final
5:32 pm triple jump men’s final
6:05 pm 400m hurdles women’s heats
6:20 pm 400m hurdles men’s heats
6:35 pm 100m women’s heats
6:55 pm 100m men’s quarter finals