Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ready for NACAC Championships
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ready for NACAC Championships

TORONTO, Canada – Two-time Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce bow into action today (11 Aug) at the NACAC Championships. Results link here

Fraser-Pryce, the winner of the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic 100m titles, enters with two objectives.

“One is to have a technically sound 100m,” Fraser-Pryce reasoned while adding “my other objective is to dip below the 11-second barrier again.”

She faces American Jenna Prandini, BVI’s Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Canada’s Leya Buchanan and Taahirah Butterfield of Bermuda, in semi-final one of the women’s 100m, set for 2:40 pm (Jamaica time).

Jamaica’s Jonielle Smith, Khalifa St Fort of Trinidad and Tobago, Canada’s Crystal Emmanuel and American Dezerea Bryant are the big names in semi-final two.

Natoya Goule, in the form of her life, will start favourite in the women’s 800m final, which will be run as a straight final today. Goule’s teammate, Simoya Campbell, along with Americans Ajee Wilson and Raevyn Rodgers will provide strong competition.

The sprint hurdles finals are also on today.

Danielle Williams, who ran 12.72s in the first round, will challenge American world record holder Kendra Harrison for the gold.

Yanique Thompson, also of Jamaica, Andrea Vargas Mena of Costo Rica and American Queen Harrison are also strong medal contenders.

Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment, Americans Aleec Harris and Devon Allen, along with Barbados’ Shane Brathwaite and Canadian Johnathan Cabral are the leading contenders for gold in the men’s 110m hurdles final.

Jamaicans Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Christine Day will contest the final of the women’s 400m while Demish Gaye and Fitzroy Dunkley are in the men’s equivalent.

Local Time Sex Division Event Round
2:30 PM Sat W Masters 100 Meters Final Startlist/Results
2:35 PM Sat M Masters 100 Meters Final Startlist/Results
2:40 PM Sat W Masters 800 Meters Final Startlist/Results
2:50 PM Sat M Masters 800 Meters Final Startlist/Results
3:30 PM Sat W Pole Vault Final Startlist/Results
3:40 PM Sat W 100 Meters Semi-Final Startlist/Results
3:45 PM Sat M Hammer Final Startlist/Results
4:00 PM Sat W Long Jump Final Startlist/Results
4:05 PM Sat M 100 Meters Semi-Final Startlist/Results
4:30 PM Sat W 800 Meters Final Startlist/Results
4:40 PM Sat M 800 Meters Final Startlist/Results
4:55 PM Sat W 100 Meters Hurdles Final Startlist/Results
5:05 PM Sat M 110 Meters Hurdles Final Startlist/Results
5:10 PM Sat M High Jump Final Startlist/Results
5:15 PM Sat M Javelin Final Startlist/Results
5:20 PM Sat W 400 Meters Final Startlist/Results
5:30 PM Sat M 400 Meters Final Startlist/Results
5:40 PM Sat W 100 Meters Final Startlist/Results
5:50 PM Sat M 100 Meters Final Startlist/Results
6:05 PM Sat M 5000 Meters Final Startlist/Results
6:30 PM Sat W 10000 Meters Final Startlist/Results
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