Marvin Bracy qualified for the men’s 100 meters final with the fastest time from the semifinal heats at the 2021 Ed Murphey Classic American Track League meeting at Tom Nix Stadium on Sunday 15.
Running in heat one, the American clocked 9.98 seconds (-1.0m/s) to comfortably finish ahead of the rest of the field and enter the final as perhaps the man to beat later today.
Canada’s Jerome Blake, a bronze medalist with the 4x100m team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics earlier this month, finished second in 10.19 seconds, while veteran Michael Rodgers ran 10.39 for third place.
Meanwhile, USA’s Kyree King, a familiar face at the 2021 American Track League meetings, took the second semifinal in 10.22s (-0.3m/s), just edging out Jevaughn Minzie (10.23), who was a member of the Jamaican 4x100m team that made the final in Tokyo.
Also securing a place in the place is Cejhae Greene of Antigua and Barbuda who ran 10.27s for third place in the second heat, as well as Brandon Carnes (10.34) and Travis Collins (10.35).
The final of the men’s 100m event will go off at 3:16 pm ET.
Men’s 100m PRELIMS
|1||BRACY, MARVIN||NIKE||9.98Q||-1.0||1 (1)|
|2||BLAKE, JEROME||NIKE||10.19Q||-1.0||1 (2)|
|3||KING, KYREE||NIKE||10.22Q||-0.3||2 (1)|
|4||MINZIE, JEVAUGHN||UNATTACHED||10.23Q||-0.3||2 (2)|
|5||GREEN, CEJHAE||PUMA||10.27Q||-0.3||2 (3)|
|6||CARNES, BRANDON||UNATTACHED||10.34q||-0.3||2 (4)|
|7||COLLINS, TRAVIS||UNATTACHED||10.35q||-0.3||2 (5)|
|8||RODGERS, MICHAEL||NIKE||10.39Q||-1.0||1 (3)|