Main News

Record-Breaking: Nkrumie smashes boys 100m record with 10.08secs at Champs 2023

Bouwahjgie Nkrumie broke the Class One 100m record after running 10.08 seconds in the semi-finals on Day 2 at the Boys and Girls Champs 2023 on Wednesday.

Racquel Smith

Bouwahjgie Nkrumie of Kingston College breaks Champs 100m record
Bouwahjgie Nkrumie of Kingston College breaks Champs 100m record

KINGSTON, Jamaica (March 29) – Bouwahjgie Nkrumie, the standout sprinter from Kingston College, made a statement on Wednesday night by shattering the Champs 2023 Boys 100m record in his semi-final heat. Clocking in at an impressive 10.08 seconds (-1.1m/s), Nkrumie broke the previous record of 10.12 seconds set in 2014 by former Kingston College sprinter Zharnel Hughes, who has gone to win medals at the World and European Championships.

Nkrumie, who holds the Jamaica national junior record with a personal best of 10.02 seconds, is now aiming to break the sub-10 second barrier in the final. Read more: Bouwahjgie Nkrumie sets sights on sub-10 second 100m at Champs 2023?

In the Class One boys’ 100m semi-finals, Deandre Daley of Herbert Morrison also secured a spot in the final with a personal best time of 10.21 seconds to finish behind Nkrumie in the first semi-final. Jaiden Reid of Jamaica College was also in great form, clocking a personal best of 10.24 to win the second semis.

Reid and Cole Set the Pace in Class One Girls’ 100m Semi-Finals

In the Class One girls’ 100m semi-finals, Hydel High’s Alana Reid and Serena Cole of Edwin Allen High emerged as the gold medal favorites heading into the final.

Reid posted the fastest time of 11.16 seconds, while Cole clocked 11.17 seconds for the second-fastest time. Both athletes are expected to put on a show in the final and compete for the gold medal and possibly the event record of 11.13 seconds, set by Veronica Campbell-Brown in 2001.

The Class Two boys’ 100m will feature Tramaine Todd of STETHS, who led the way with a time of 10.51 seconds. Meanwhile, Abigail Wolfe of Holy Childhood High set the pace in Class Two for the girls, clocking 11.59 seconds. In the Class Three girls’ 100m, Theianna-Lee Terrelonge of Edwin Allen High led the way with a time of 11.63 seconds.

The finals of the boys and girls 100m finals for all classes will take place later tonight.

About The Author

Racquel Smith

Racquel Smith joined World-Track and Field Website in 2008 as a contributor for the Beijing Olympic Games and she has grown with us ever since. Despite being a mother of two, Racquel has been one of our main go-to writers from Caribbean meetings.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Lamont Marcell Jacobs after winning the Olympic 100m title in Tokyo

Lamont Jacobs wins 100m: Lucca International Meeting 2024 Results

Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy won the men's 100m at the 3rd Lucca International Meeting 2024 meeting, clocking 10.07 secs on May 19. Full results and recap.

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone wins 400m at the USATF Championships in World-Leading Marks

McLaughlin-Levrone Set to Make Statement Over 400m Hurdles at 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials

American sprinter Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone will race in the 400m hurdles at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials, an event she hasn't contested since breaking the world record in 2022.

Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the heptathlon at the world athletics championships

Britain’s Johnson-Thompson Wins High Jump, Finishes Sixth in Hurdles in Loughborough

Katarina Johnson-Thompson continued her Paris 2024 preparations with a win and 6th place finishes at the 2024 Loughborough International Athletics Meet.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share to...