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PHOTOS: All three Jamaicans advance to women's 400m semis

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2013 | 10:18 AM





All three Jamaicans have advanced to the semi-finals of the women's 400m at the 2013 World Championships, which got underway today in Moscow, Russia.



In heat three, Jamaica's Stephanie McPherson (50.98) was second to secure one of the four qualifying spots from each heat.



McPherson was somewhat satisfied with her performance.



"I just wanted to follow my coach's instructions and qualify. I wanted to

run slower, like 51s," she said.



Francena Mccorory (USA) was first with Italy's Libania Grenot, third.



Novlene Williams-Mills finished second in heat four in a time of 50.83.



"It felt great to come out here and represent the support has been awesome,

I'm happy," said Williams Mills, a cancer survivor.



In the fifth and final, heat Patricia Hall finished third in a time of 52.20 to

secure her spot in the next round.



The semi-final for the 400 metres heats will be run tomorrow Sunday, August

11, 2013 at 11:05 a.m. EST, with the finals on Monday.



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SEE FULL SCHEDULE BELOW:



12:30 AM Women's Discus ThrowQualification Group A

12:35 AM Men's 100 Metres Decathlon

1:10 AM Men's 100 Metres Preliminary Round

1:15 AM Men's Pole Vault Qualification

1:35 AM Men's Long Jump Decathlon

1:45 AM Women's 100 Metres Preliminary Round

1:55 AM Women's Discus Throw Qualification Group B

2:20 AM Mens's 800 Metres Heats

3:20 AM Mens's Shot Put Decathlon

5:00 AM Women'sMarathon Final

6:30 AM Men's High Jump Decathlon

8:05 AM Men's Hammer Throw Qualification Group A

8:10 AM Women's 3000 Metres Steeplechase Heats



9:05 AM Women's 400 Metres Heats

Novlene Williams Mills

Stephanie McPherson

Patricia Hall




9:35 AM Men's Hammer Throw Qualification Group B

9:55 AM Men's 10,000 Metres Final



10:20 AM Women's Long Jump Qualification

Francine Simpson



10:40 AM Men's 400 Metres Decathlon



11:15 AM Men's 100 Metres Heats

Usain Bolt

Kemar Bailey Cole

Nickel Ashmeade

Nesta Carter




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