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Bouwahjgie Nkrumie advances in 100m at Pan American U20 Championships

Bouwahjgie Nkrumie and Tyler Azcano are the top qualifiers for the men's 100m final at the 2023 Pan American U20 Championships. Day one track and field men's 100m results.

Bouwahjgie Nkrumie of Jamaica wins a silver a the World U20 Championships
Bouwahjgie Nkrumie of Jamaica wins a silver a the World U20 Championships

MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico, August 4 — Jamaica’s Bouwahjgie Nkrumie and USA’s Tyler Azcano led the qualifiers for the men’s 100 meters final on the opening day of the 2023 Pan American U20 Championships, held at the Jose A. Figueroa Freire Stadium in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Azcano, who secured second place at the 2023 USATF Outdoor Championships, enters tonight’s final with the fastest time. He clocked 10.58 seconds against a -2.9 m/s headwind to win the first heat. – Read more: Kaila Jackson, Alana Reid lead 2023 Pan American U20 Championships 100m qualifiers

The 19-year-old comfortably outpaced Canada’s Storm Zablocki, who finished the race in 10.72 seconds, earning an automatic qualifying spot for the final.

Bouwahjgie Nkrumie, recently back in competition after a muscle injury at the 2023 Carifta Games, had little trouble winning the third preliminary heat. He posted a time of 10.60 seconds against a strong -2.6 m/s headwind. The Jamaican World U20 silver medalist is the joint second-fastest junior this year, with a record of 9.99 seconds.

Also advancing to the final of the men’s 100m at the Pan American U20 Athletics Championships is Jamaica’s Jeevan Newby, who won the second heat with a time of 10.75 seconds, despite a strong -2.7 m/s headwind.

From the same heat, Puerto Rico’s Adrian Canales Correa posted 10.67 seconds to progress to the final alongside Nkrumie.

Meanwhile, USA’s Cameron Tarver clocked 10.76 seconds (-2.7 m/s) to finish second behind Newby.

Ajani Daley of Antigua and Barbuda and Shavique Bascus also qualified for the final based on their times, clocking in at 10.74 seconds (-2.9 m/s) and 10.76 seconds (-2.6 m/s), respectively.

The men’s 100m final at the Pan American U20 Athletics Championships is scheduled for 7:25 p.m. ET.

Pan American U20 Athletics Championships

Heat 1 (-2.9 m/s)

  1. Tyler Azcano (United States) – 10.58 – Q
  2. Storm Zablocki (Canada) – 10.72 – Q
  3. Ajani Daley (Antigua and Barbuda) – 10.74 – q
  4. Aragorn Straker (Barbados) – 10.90
  5. Zion Campbell (Bahamas) – 10.91
  6. Aron Earl Saenz (Peru) – 10.98
  7. Juan Alvarez Cores (Uruguay) – 11.13
  8. Gustavo Mongelos Alvarez (Paraguay) – 11.23

Heat 2 (-2.7 m/s)

  1. Jeevan Newby (Jamaica) – 10.75 – Q
  2. Cameron Tarver (United States) – 10.76 – Q
  3. Carlos Brown (Bahamas) – 10.77
  4. Renan de Lima Gallina (Brazil) – 10.81
  5. Jonathan Padilla Tinoco (Mexico) – 10.90
  6. Lucas Villegas (Argentina) – 11.02
  7. Alex Gordon (Cayman Islands) – 11.19
  8. Mikei George (British Virgin Islands) – 11.31

Heat 3 (-2.6 m/s)

  1. Bouwahjgie Nkrumie (Jamaica) – 10.60 – Q
  2. Adrian Canales Correa (Puerto Rico) – 10.67 – Q
  3. Shavique Bascus (Antigua and Barbuda) – 10.76 – q
  4. Davonte Howell (Cayman Islands) – 10.83
  5. Tomas Mondino (Argentina) – 11.05
  6. Amari Knight (Barbados) – 11.36 DNS. Darren Beaver (Canada)

Click here for more Pan Am U20 track and field results.

Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for He has over 20 years of running experience, as well as 12 years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, European Athletics, Cayman Net News, AFP, and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of and Smith holds a degree in Communication and Journalism. Twitter | LinkedIn | News Break Writer

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