KINGSTON, Jamaica – A protest has resulted in a decision to re-run Heat 1 of the men’s 100 metres at the 2014 JAAA Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships.

The heats of the men’s 100 metres took place in the morning session on today’s opening day of the four-day championships at the National Stadium.

However, a protest for a false start in Heat 1, which was not picked up, was lodged.

The appeal was successful and a re-run is scheduled to take place at 5 o’clock this afternoon.

Shernyl Burns of Montserrat won the heat in 10.51 ahead of Trinidad & Tobago’s Emmanuel Calendar in 10.53. 

If the result had stand, no one from the heat would have gotten into the quarterfinals.

The nine fastest times in the heats earned the right to join the quarterfinals scheduled for later.

Meanwhile, Taffawee Johnson recorded the fastest times among the unseeded sprinters.

Johnson, who qualified for the quarterfinal stage of the event, won the penultimate heat in 10.30 seconds ahead of Brandon Tomlinson 10.44 and Daniel Jamieson 10.54.  

Keniel Lee, winner of Heat 4 in 10.32, and Omar Douglas, who topped Heat 2 in 10.42 will have to wait until this afternoon re-run to see if they will get into the quarterfinal round.

Jermaine Hamilton 10.47, Marlon Robinson 10.51, Robert Smith 10.53 and Davion Haye 10.53 were also among the best this morning.


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