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PHOTOS: Campbell-Brown, Fraser-Pryce qualify for semis at World Indoors, Poland

Published:Saturday | March 8, 2014 | 8:09 AM

Jamaica saw a good morning session on the second day of competition at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, with the 4x400 relay teams posting a season best (SB) and a national indoor record (NIR) inside the Ergo Arena.

The Men's 4x400m relay team comprising; Errol Nolan, Allodin Fothergill, Dane Hyatt and Jermaine Brown, clocked 3:06.12 (SB) to take second place in heat 1 behind USA who won in 3:04.36 in their heat.

Women's 4x400m relay team comprising; Verone Chambers, Anneisha McLaughlin, Natoya Goule, Stephenie-Ann McPherson combined to post 3:29.43 (NIR) to take second place in heat 1 behind USA who won in a world leading time of 3:29.06.

The men's and women's 4x400 relay finals will take place tomorrow with the women competing at 11:45 a.m. and the men at 12:40 p.m.

In the Women's 60m heats, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce comfortably won heat one in 7.12 seconds to advance to the semi-final.

However, defending World Champion, Veronica Campbell-Brown, clocked 7.22 to take third place in heat four after a not-so-good start, also advancing to the semi-final.

In an interview after the race, on BBC Sport, Campbell-Brown declared that she was happy to be back and that she was grateful to be in the semi-final of the Women's 60m.

The Women's 60m semi-final is set for 9:15 a.m. tomorrow.

In Jamaica's first event of the day, Men's 60m hurdler, Andrew Riley, placed third in 7.66, to qualify for the semi-final set for 9:45 a.m. tomorrow.

This afternoon will see, Kimberly Williams competing in the Women's triple jump final (12:05 p.m.); Monique Morgan will line up in the Women's 60m hurdles semi-final (12:10 p.m.); Nesta Carter and Kimmari Roach in the Men's 60m semi-final (12:30 p.m.); and Patricia Hall and Kaliese Spencer in Women 400m final (1:40 p.m.)



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