After the fastest male junior sprinter in the Caribbean, Nigel Ellis, was disqualified due to a false start during the heats, Raheem Chambers was the favourite for the boys u20 100m finals, and he delivered.
Chambers ran 10.70 to win the 100m final beating second place finisher Jhevaugh Matherson’s 10.77 on the first day of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) Junior Trials at the National Stadium, securing his place on the Jamaican team for the IAAF World Under-20 Championships to be held July 19-25 in Poland.
Raheem Chambers Wins 100m at National Junior Championships
The St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) student Nigel Ellis, who is the second fastest junior boy in the world with a personal best 10.16 seconds set while winning the Under-20 gold medal at the Carifta Games in Grenada, kept his hopes of making the Jamaican team by competing in the 200m — which he won.
The annual two-day event is used to select athletes for the IAAF World Under 20 Championship (formerly World Junior Championship) to be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, between July 19-25.
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