MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico, August 4 — Bouwahjgie Nkrumie of Jamaica and Tyler Azcano of the USA made a powerful statement in the men’s 100 meters qualifiers at the 2023 Pan American U20 Championships in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
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Tyler Azcano, who secured second place at the 2023 USATF Outdoor Championships, displayed his prowess by clocking an impressive time of 10.58 seconds in the first heat, despite battling a -2.9 m/s headwind. This stellar performance placed him at the top of the qualifiers for tonight’s final.
Bouwahjgie Nkrumie, making a comeback after a muscle injury at the 2023 Carifta Games, dominated the third preliminary heat with a time of 10.60 seconds, showing his determination even against a strong -2.6 m/s headwind. The Jamaican World U20 silver medalist holds a joint second-fastest junior record this year, with a personal best of 9.99 seconds. Heartbreak for Jamaica’s Bouwahjgie Nkrumie as Injury Derails Under-20 ….
Other standout qualifiers for the final include Jamaica’s Jeevan Newby, who won the second heat with a time of 10.75 seconds, and Puerto Rico’s Adrian Canales Correa, posting 10.67 seconds from the same heat alongside Nkrumie.
USA’s Cameron Tarver secured his spot with a time of 10.76 seconds (-2.7 m/s), finishing behind Newby in the second heat.
Antigua and Barbuda’s Ajani Daley and Shavique Bascus also impressed, qualifying for the final with times of 10.74 seconds (-2.9 m/s) and 10.76 seconds (-2.6 m/s), respectively.
The men’s 100m final at the Pan American U20 Athletics Championships is scheduled for 7:25 p.m. ET.