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Men’s trio contests 400m semis

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica’s trio of Peter Matthews, Rusheen McDonald and Javon Francis will aim to secure spots in the finals of the men’s 400m when they face the starters in the semi-final at 7:05 a.m.

Matthews will be first up running out of lane three in semi-final one.

The 25-year-old ran a new personal best of 44.69 to take fourth in his heat and qualified as one of the fastest losers.

McDonald will go in semi-final two having established a new national record of 43.93 in qualifying for the semi-final.

He will line up in lane five.

National champion, Francis, will line-up in the third and final heat where he will run from lane four.

He progressed to the semi-final after placing second in his heat with a time of 44.83 behind America’s LaShawn Merritt (44.51).