Mixed results for Jamaicans
Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer
There were mixed results for Jamaican athletes on Wednesday's opening day of the four-day NCAA Division One Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Former Herbert Morrison Technical sprinter, Remona Burchell, was the most impressive Jamaican on the day, after speeding to a fast 10.95 seconds to be the fastest qualifier for today's women's 100 metres final.
Burchell, competing for the University of Alabama, was pushed by a plus 2.3 metres per second wind.
In the men's 100m semi-final round, there was a near miss for former Munro College sprinter Senoj-Jay Givens. Givens, of the University of Texas, was fourth in 10.15 seconds for ninth overall.
Former Edwin Allen High hurdler, Nikita Tracy, is through to today's women's 400 metres hurdles final. The Louisiana State University senior is the third-fastest qualifier for today's final after clocking 56.44 seconds to finish second in her semi-final. However, there was no luck for World Championships representative Danielle Dowie of the University of Texas. She was sixth in her semi-finals in 58.18.
In the women's long jump, former Manchester High student Chanice Porter was fifth with a best of 6.32 metres.