Former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell dominated heats of the men's 100m at Jamaica Senior Athletics Championships on Thursday.
Powell topped his quarterfinal heat in 9.98 ahead of former world 100m champion Yohan Blake, who had a bad start, 10.24. Kemarley Brown was also timed in 10.24.
Kemar Bailey-Cole and Andrew Fisher both clocked 10.05 in quarterfinal 2.
Nickel Ashmeade and Nesta Cater 10.12 are also into the final.
The first round of the women’s event was scrapped due to lack of entries.
The competitors in the women’s and men’s 400H also faced the starter. Leading the way into the final of the women’s event was UTech’s Janieve Russel with a time of 55.59seconds. Other notable qualifiers for the final were Ristanana Tracey 56.22, Shevon Stoddart 55.74, and Rushell Clayton 56.53.
In the men’s 400H, which is shaping up to be a very hotly contested final, Ansert Whyte looks to be the man to beat. He ran 49.00 to lead the qualifiers into the final.
Javern Gallimore 49.49 and Marvin Williams 49.80 establishing a new personal best were winners of heat 2 and 3 respectively taking automatic qualifying spots.
Roxroy Cato 49.96, Leford Green 49.97 and Jaheel Hyde 49.83 are also in the final.
Orlando Thomas of MVP claimed the first National title in the Javelin with a throw of 70.12m.