• McLeod claims Jamaican 110m hurdles title in 13.01

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Omar Mcleod clocked 13.01 destroying the men's 110m hurdles field on Saturday at Jamaican Athletics Olympic Trials Day 3.

World indoor 60m hurdles champion and world season winner was a clear winner in the men's 110m hurdles final as Deuce Carter finished in second in 13.21. Meanwhile Andrew Riley came in third in a season’s best time of 13.49. 

 Natoya Goule and Jowayne Hibbert were the winners in the women's and men's 800m finals. Goule dominated the women's 800m final clocking  2:00.23, while former National Champion Kenia Sinclair took second place in  2:01.11.  Samoya Campbell crossed the line third with a time of 2:02.89. Meanwhile men's 800m final winner Jowayne Hibbert posted 1:47.59 just 0.07 seconds ahead of Sadiki White and and Strymar Livingston who clocked  1:47.93 to take third. 

In the men's long jump Damar Forbes punched his ticket to Olympics by jumping 8.16m for the win.

Men's 200m semi finals saw all favourites advancing to finals. Yohan Blake comfortably clocked 20.29 seconds to win semi-final 3. Nickel Ashmeade took the 200m semi final 2 with a time of 20.48.  Julian Forte, who false started on Friday in the 100m final crossed the line after 20.21 seconds to win the 200m semi final 1 with Warren Weir in second in 20.74. 

Elaine Thompson, who equalled Jamaican 100m record of 10.70 on Friday,  cruised to 23.34 seconds to win women's 200m semi-final three.  Kali Davis-White took the semi final 2 in 23.02 seconds.  The top result in the women's 200m semis produced Simone Facey by claiming semi final one in  22.81 seconds ahead of World and Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce, who crossed the line second in 23.15.

Men's 110m hurdles final

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