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Weir favourite, as Mitchell leads 200m qualifiers with 20.76 at Trials

PAUL A REID Observer Writer

Saturday, June 28, 2014 | 2:45 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Sheldon Mitchell led the qualifiers for this afternoon’s semi-finals of the men’s 200m at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships at the national stadium after running 20.76 seconds in Saturday morning’s first round.

Sporting a bright orange hair style, Mitchell of Cameron Blazers TC won his heat with some ease as all the favourites advanced to the semi-finals set for 7:55pm this evening.

World Championships and Olympic Games medallist Warren Weir the favourite to win the finals on Sunday’s final day of the four day championships is also safely through as he won his heat in 20.85 seconds.

Rising star Rasheed Dwyer was also in good form, running 20.79 seconds to win his heat as well.

Also through to the next round are: Mario Forsythe (20.89), Everton Clarke (20 93), Brandon Tomlinson (20.93), Adolphus Nevers (20.95), Taffawee Johnson (20.97), Kavean Smith (20.98), Jason Livermore (21.00), Jermaine Brown (21 01) and Tyquendo Tracey (21.18).

Meanwhile Natalie Grant won the women’s hammer throw with 57.90m beating Vannessa Levy who had three foul throws in her series and finished with a best of 49.57m.

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