#JaSeniorTrials: Male and female 100m semis and finals on tonight
Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Jamaica's representative in the men's and women's 100 metres at the Rio Olympic Games will be decided tonight with the running of the semifinals and finals at the National Championships at the National Stadium.
Triple Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt along with Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake, Nickeal Ashmeade, Warren Weir, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Michael Frater and Tyquendo Tracey, are the main contenders for one of the three spots on Jamaica's team in Rio.
The semifinals of this event are set for 7:12 while the final will run off at 9:15.
Meanwhile, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, heads the list of female athletes for the 100 metres title.
She is expected to receive strong competition from Christana Williams, who has the fastest time going into tonight's semifinals.
Former Olympic 200 metres champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, veteran Simone Facey, raising star Elaine Thompson and Kerron Stewart are the main contenders for the women's 100 metres title.
The women's 100 metres semifinals is set to start at 7 o'clock while the final is scheduled for 9 o'clock.
The men's 400 metres hurdles final, which is scheduled to run off 8:20 tonight is expected to be very exciting.
Defending champion Answert Whyte will be aiming to defend his title but he is expected to strong competition from Roxroy Cato, Isa Phillips, world junior 400 metres hurldes champion Jaheel Hyde and Marvin Williams.
Meanwhile, the women's 400 metres hurdles final, which will feature the likes of Kaliese Spencer, Nickita Tracey, Ristananna Tracey and Ruselle Clayton is set to begin at 8:10.
The final of the men's 5,000 metres is scheduled to run off at 7:42 while the men's 1500 metres final is scheduled for 8:42.