Omar McLeod won Men’s 110m Hurdles final in 13.01 on Day 3 of the Jamaica Olympic Trials/Jamaican Senior Championships on Saturday — held June 30 – July at the National Stadium in Kingston.
Deuce Carter, one of the most improve local based hurdlers, finished second in 13.21. Andrew Riley, the former two-time national champion, finished third in a time of 13.49.
The Men’s National 110m Hurdles record holder Hansle Parchment applied for a medical exemption which was granted by The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), the national governing body for the sport of athletics / track and field in Jamaica.
The Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association selection policy allows for medical exemptions, so long as athletes can prove the injury prevented them from competing at the trials at another meet by the end of July.
The Jamaican Senior Championships is used to select the national team to represent and compete in the 2016 RIO Olympics between August 5 and 21 — unlike the IAAF World Championships, no wild cards are available. We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.