Jamaican Athletics Championships day 3: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Yohan Blake set the fastest times in the 200m heats to qualify for Sunday's finals.
Fraser-Pryce, the 4-time Olympic champion and 9-time world championships gold medallist, easily clocked the fastest qualifying time in the women's 200m heats with 22.54. Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah clocked 22.68, and Olympic bronze medallist Shericka Jackson ran 22.85 for the 2nd and 3rd time fastest times. Jackson at the women's 100m final on Friday, blasted to victory with 10.77 seconds.
Yohan Blake, the 2011 World champion in the 100m, led the men's 200m qualifying round with 20.20. Andrew Hudson clocked 20.23, and Rasheed Dwyer ran 20.35 to set the 2nd 3rd fastest times going into Sunday's 200m final. Blake won the Jamaican 100m title on Friday, clocking his fastest time in almost a decade of 9.85 seconds.
Elsewhere, Wayne Pinnock leapt to a new personal best of 8.14 meters to claim his first Jamaican national title in the men’s long jump. World indoor championship silver medal winner Danniel Thomas-Dodd took the women’s shot put with 18.79m. The 2019 World Championships silver medalist Shanieka Ricketts won the women's triple jump with 14.27 meters.
Men's 200m Prelims Results
Women's 200m Prelims Results