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Julien Alfred leads women’s 100m field at CAC Games 2023: Start List

Julien Alfred of Texas runs 21.91 at Tom Jones Invitational

Here is the revised version of the start list for the women’s 100-meter semi-final heats at the 2023 CAC Games – San Salvador 2023, scheduled for Monday, July 3, at the Estadio Nacional Jorge El Mágico González Stadium. NCAA champion Julien Alfred leads the list of participants, and the semi-final races are set to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET.

In heat one, Julien Alfred, who clinched the sprint double at the NCAA Championships in Texas last month, enters the second day of track and field competition as the frontrunner for the women’s 100m gold medal. – Read more: Day 2: CAC Games San Salvador 2023 schedule live results, start lists

The talented sprinter from St. Lucia has recorded an impressive season-best time of 10.83 seconds, ranking her fourth in the world this year. She has also registered two fast, albeit slightly wind-aided, times of 10.72w.

With a personal best of 10.81 seconds achieved in 2021, the 22-year-old has clocked seven sub-11 second times in the 100m event in 2023.

Competing against Alfred in heat one are Akilah Lewis from Trinidad and Tobago and Cecilia Tamayo from Mexico, both of whom pose as strong contenders for a place in the final.

Heat two features Yanique Dayle from Jamaica, who represented Ohio State in the collegiate season. Dayle holds the fastest time of 11.05 seconds among the competitors in this heat. Her main challengers are Anthaya Charlton from the Bahamas and Yarima García from Cuba.

In the third and final semi-final heat, Leah Bertrand from Trinidad and Tobago and Yunisleidy García from Cuba, both posting times of 11.08 seconds this year, aim to solidify their spots in the final.

The current CAC Games women’s 100m record stands at 11.14 seconds, set by Bahamian athlete Chandra Sturrup in 1998. Julien Alfred is a strong favorite to surpass this record and might even do so in the semi-finals.

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CAC Games 2023: Women’s 100m Start List

HEAT 1

  • Lane 3: Orangys Jimenez, VEN, 11.50 SB
  • Lane 4: Julien Alfred, LCA, 10.83 SB
  • Lane 5: Akilah Lewis, TTO, 11.21 SB
  • Lane 6: Cecilia Tamayo, MEX, 11.26 SB
  • Lane 7: Martha Mendez, DOM, 11.58 SB

HEAT 2

  • Lane 2: Keliza Smith, GUY, N/A
  • Lane 3: Liranyi Alonso, DOM, 11.40 SB
  • Lane 4: Yanique Dayle, JAM, 11.05 SB
  • Lane 5: Anthaya Charlton, BAH, 11.11 SB
  • Lane 6: Yarima García, CUB, 11.32 SB
  • Lane 7: Selena Arjona, PAN, 11.61 SB

HEAT 3

  • Lane 2: Maria Carmona, NCA, 11.93 SB
  • Lane 3: Tristan Evelyn, BAR, 11.40 SB
  • Lane 4: Leah Bertrand, TTO, 11.08 SB
  • Lane 5: Yunisleidy García, CUB, 11.08 SB
  • Lane 6: Beyonce De Freitas, IVB, 11.39 SB
  • Lane 7: Mariaandrée Chacón, CCS, 11.87 SB
Ato Stephens

Ato Stephens

Ato Stephens is a former Trinidad and Tobago 400 metres specialist, who is a two-time CAC Championships Silver medalist, NCAA Indoor champion and Olympian.View Author posts