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Jamaican Oblique Seville runs 9.95secs at Miramar Invitational 2023

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MIRAMAR, Fla. (April 8) – Jamaican talented sprinter Oblique Seville ran a season-best time of 9.95 seconds (1.8 m/s) at the Miramar Invitational 2023 – World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meet in Florida, securing a spot in the final of the men’s 100-meter event on Saturday, 8 April.

The meet is being held at the Ansin Sports Complex, and featured a lineup of talented athletes from around the globe, including stars from the United States and Jamaica. Read More: Sha’Carri Richardson runs wind-aided 10.75secs at Miramar Invitational; Twanisha Terry also fast

Seville, the world finalist at Oregon 2022 last summer, finished first in heat one, outpacing USA’s Ronnie Baker who finished second with a time of 10.01 seconds, and Jamaican Andrew Hudson who posted a new personal best of 10.07 seconds to also advance to the final.

Another Jamaican young sprinter, Akeem Blake, ran a wind-aided 10.05 seconds (2.8 m/s) to win heat two, followed by Canada’s Aaron Brown (10.10), USA’s Cravont Charleston (10.12), and Antigua and Berbuda’s Cejhae Greene (10.18).

Liberia’s Emmanuel Matadi won the third and final heat with a wind-assisted time of 10.08 seconds (2.1 m/s). He was trailed by American Kyree King who clocked in at 10.15 seconds and Jamaican Oshane Bailey who finished in third place with a time of 10.18 seconds.

Seville, who came fourth in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon last summer, is a strong contender to win the final at the Miramar Invitational, but he will certainly face a lot of challenges from the likes of countrymen Akeem Blake, and Andrew Hudson, Aaron Brown, and Ronnie Baker.

2023 Miramar Invitational 100m Heats Results

Heat 1
Wind: 1.8 m/s
PL Athlete Mark LN/POS
1 Oblique Seville 9.95 Q 5 (Jamaica)
2 Ronnie Baker 10.01 Q 7 (United States)
3 Andrew Hudson 10.07 q 2 (Jamaica)
4 Jerome Blake 10.08 q 6 (Canada)
5 Eric Harrison Jr.10.18 q 4 (Trinidad and Tobago)
6 Franco Florio 10.43 3 (Argentina)
7 Demek Kemp 10.48 8 (United States)
8 Desmond Jackson 12.67 1 (United States)

Heat 2
Wind: 2.8 m/s
PL Athlete Mark LN/POS
1 Akeem Blake 10.05 Q 7 (Jamaica)
2 Aaron Brown 10.10 Q 5 (Canada)
3 Cravont Charleston 10.12 q 6 (United States)
4 Cejhae Greene 10.18 q 4 (Antigua & Barbuda)
5 Michael Campbell 10.24 q 3 (Jamaica)
6 Tino Matiyenga 10.42 q 2 (Zimbabwe)
7 John Edward 13.61 1 (United States)
DNS Raheem Chambers N/A N/A (Jamaica)

Heat 3
Wind: 2.1 m/s
PL Athlete Mark LN/POS
1 Emmanuel Matadi 10.08 Q 4 (Liberia)
2 Kyree King 10.15 Q 6 (United States)
3 Oshane Bailey 10.18 q 5 (Jamaica)
4 Rodrigo do Nascimento 10.22 q 1 (Brazil)
5 Yuki Koike 10.31 q 7 (Japan)
6 Ian Kerr 10.47 3 (Bahamas)
7 Churandy Martina 10.52 8 (Netherlands)
8 Kevin Snead 10.58 (United States)

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