Elaine Thompson, Michelle-Lee Ahye advance to Pan Am 100m finals

By August 06, 2019

Wednesday’s final of the Women’s 100m at the 2019 Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru will feature four Caribbean women after Elaine Thompson, Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle Lee Ahye, Natasha Morrison and Kelly-Ann Baptiste all advanced from their respective semi-final heats on Tuesday.

With the first two from each heat gaining automatic qualification to the final, Thompson booked her spot by winning the second of three heats with relative ease.

She clocked 11.36s, running into a mild headwind of 0.4m/s to be the fastest heading into the finals.

Brazil’s Rosa Cristina Silva was second in the heat in 11.40 to be the second automatic qualifier from the heat.

Meanwhile, Ahye won the first of the three semis in 11.37 ahead of Jamaica’s Natasha Morrison who clocked 11.59.

The surprise of the semis came in the third semi where the USA’s Twanisha Terry dodged a bullet when she finished third in her heat won by Canada’s Crystal Emmanuel in 11.48. Second in the heat was Ecuador’s Angela Gabriela Tenorio Micolta, who stopped the clock in 11.49.

Terry (11.58) and Trinidad’s Kelly-Ann Baptiste (11.49), who was third in Thompson’s heat, eventually advanced as the fastest losers.

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