Barbados’ Mario Burke was the fifth fastest qualifier in the Men’s 100m heats, coming from the opening session Day I (Tuesday) of the 2016 IAAF World Under-20 Championships at the Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Burke ran 10.33 to top the final heat of the morning while Jamaica’s Raheem Chambers managed 10.45 to finish third and secured one of the three automatic positions.

Jhevaughn Matherson, Jamaica’s other entrant, did 10.47 to finish behind Brazilian Paulo Andre De Olivira, 10.31, and Khairil Jantan (MAS) 10.44 in heat 1.

Jaquone Hoyte of Barbados, 10.58 qualified as one of the fastest losers while Akanni Hislop of Trinidad and Tobago did not make it from heat 1 with his 10.88.

Hakeem Huggins (SKN) did not start.

In the long jump, Shawn D. Thompson, 7.33m and Obrien Wasome, who failed to register a legal mark, will watch the rest of the meet from the stands.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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