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Commonwealth Games 2018 | Good day for sprint hurdlers

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 7:37 AM

All three Jamaican sprint hurdlers - including schoolboy De'Jour Russell, will compete in the 110m hurdles final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia after contrasting results.

The Jamaicans women's 400m trio is also safely through to the next round of their event after solid performances. 

In the sprint hurdles, Hansle Parchment underlined his gold medal form with a 13.30 win in his heat, to advance as the second fastest behind England's Andrew Pozzi, 13.29. 

Ronald Levy finished second in his semi-final in 13.35 seconds but also booked his lane in the medal round, while Calabar student De'Jour Russell, the world Under-20 champion, finished fourth in his heat in 13.64 seconds but advanced as one of the fastest non-automatic qualifiers. 

The 110m hurdles final will face the starter at 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

In the women's 400m heats, defending champion Stephenie-Ann McPherson goes into the semis as the fastest qualifier after her 50.80 win in the heats. 

Anastasia Le-Roy ran second in her heat but her 51.37 seconds is the fourth fastest time from the heats, while Tovea Jenkins, 52.58 is also through after her second place run in her heat. 

The women's 400m semi-final start at 6:16 a.m. on Tuesday.

In netball, Jamaica got the better of Barbados 76-32 with Jhaniele Fowler-Reid scoring 32 goals from 36 attempts. Romelda Aiken added 28 from 33 attempts. 

Andrew Newell lost 21-0 in men's singles sectional play in lawn bowls action.