Dwyer and Williams impress while Powell struggles in 100 heats

By June 20, 2019

Waseem Williams and Rasheed Dwyer were the two fastest to advance to Friday’s semi-final round of the men’s 100 metres at the SVL/JAAA National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Yohan Blake was also among the fastest through but former world-record holder looked a shadow of himself as he finished third in his heat to also advance.

Blake gave reporters the 'thumbs up' afterwards, indicating that things were going well.

Dwyer, the 2014 Commonwealth Games 200m champion, won his keenly contested heat in 10.17s holding off Florida State’s Andre Ewers 10.25 and Nesta Carter 10.33s.

Williams also clocked 10.17 to get the better of Senoj-Gay Evans 10.26 and Powell, who was third in 10.27s.

Blake, who ran the first heat, won in 10.19 over Julian Forte (10.29) and Kenroy Anderson (10.32).

Meanwhile, defending champion Tyquendo Tracey (10.26) had to battle hard to hold off Raheem Chambers 10.30 and Romario Williams who clocked 10.31s.

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