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#CariftaGames 2016: Favourites Booked 100m Final Spots

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The favourites have all booked their respective places in tonight’s 100m final for all the age groups at the 2016 Carifta Games

Khalifa St. Fort - Carifta Games 2016
Khalifa St. Fort of Trinidad and Tobago at Carifta Games 2016

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The favourites have all booked their respective places in tonight’s 100m final for all the age groups at the 2016 Carifta Games at the Grenada Athletic Stadium on Saturday.

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In the Under-20 girls division, a very impressive Khalifa St. Fort of Trinidad and Tobago led the way with a quick 11.39 seconds when winning her semi-final heat.

St. Fort, the pre-championships favourite to strike gold in Grenada, qualified ahead of Brianne Bethel from the Bahamas, who ran a wind-aided 11.62 (3.2 m/s) when taking the second semifinal.

Jamaicans Patrice Moody 11.65 and Shanice Reid 11.72 (3.2 m/s), as well as British Virgin Islands’ duo L’Tisha Fahie (11.71, 3.2 m/s) and Nelda Huggins (11.80) and the US Virgin Islands Nia Jack, Nia (11.70) — all earned places in the decider.

In the Under-20 Boys semifinal heats, Jamaica’s Nigel Ellis qualified fastest with a slightly wind-aided time of 10.27 seconds (2.5 m/s).

Defending champion Mario Burke of Barbados posted a time of 10.34 secs to win his semifinal heat ahead of Jamaican Raheem Chambers, who crossed the line in 10.36.

The other semis was won by Keanu Pennerman of the Bahamas in 10.51 secs.

Elsewhere, in the Under-18 Boys semifinals, Jamaica’s Jhevaughn Matherson looked very good when taking his heat in 10.77 and remains the favourite to win the gold medal, despite not running the fastest qualifying time.

Adell Colthrust of Trinidad and Tobago was the quickest heading into the final with a time of 10.68 secs, but it was achieved with the help of a 2.6 m/s wind.

Dejour Russell of Jamaica also qualified for the final with a time of 10.88.

In the Under-18 girls’ semifinal, Devine Parker of the Bahamas (11.79, 2.3 m/s) Kenisha Phillips of Guyana (11.82, +2.6), Jamaica’s Kimone Shaw (11.83) and Julien Alfred of St. Lucia (11.89) all earned places in the final.

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