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Jamaica's men hunt spot in 110m hurdles final

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 5:58 AM
McLeod, whose national senior trials winning time of 12.97 is the fastest in the world this year, will line up in lane six in semi-final heat two.

Jamaica’s trio in the men's 110m hurdles will be seeking to write their names in history when they contest the semi-final of the event at 6:05 a.m.

Hansle Parchment, Omar McLeod and Andrew Riley are aiming to progress to the final for a chance of winning Jamaica’s first ever medal in the event at a World Championship.

Olympics bronze medalist, Parchment, will run out of lane five in semi-final heat one.

Parchment, who holds the national record of 12.94 seconds, clocked 13.33 in winning his heat - the fastest time by the Jamaican qualifiers.

McLeod, whose national senior trials winning time of 12.97 is the fastest in the world this year, will line up in lane six in semi-final heat two.

The 21-year-old comes up against world record holder Aries Merritt and French medal hopeful Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.

Commonwealth champion, Riley, who is on a mission to make amends for the seventh-hurdle mishap he suffered at the last World Championships, which saw him missing out on a medal will feature in the third and final semi-final heat where he will occupy lane seven.

Riley placed second in his opening round heat with a time of 13.43 behind by Martinot-Lagarde (13.35).