REID STRIKES GOLD
Alana Reid won the gold medal in the women’s 100m and Bouwahjgie Nkrumie was second in the men’s final on Friday’s first day of the Pan-American Under-20 track and field championships held at Estadio Jose Antonio Figueroa, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
Reid recovered from a bad start to clock 11.33 seconds (0.3m/s) and win while Nkrumie was just beaten to the finish line by American Tyler Azcano, who ran 10.26 seconds (0.3m/s).
Meanwhile, Jaheen Belle was fourth in the men’s 400m hurdles in 52.25 seconds, while Celine-Jada Brown was eighth in the women’s long jump in 5.56m.
Reid, who trailed two Americans after the morning’s preliminaries, had to come from behind to catch the fast-starting Americans and won easily at the end.
Kaila Jackson was second with 11.41 seconds and Camryn Dickson took the bronze with 11.48 seconds,
A second Jamaican, Asharria Ulett, was seventh in 11.88 seconds.
In the men’s race, Nkrumie got off to a good start and appeared to have taken the slight lead before Azcano caught him at the line as the Jamaican clocked 10.31 seconds while Puerto Rico’s Adrian Canales Correa was third in 10.35 seconds.
Jeevan Newby was fifth in 10.50 seconds.