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Cadogan cuts loose


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Cadogan cuts loose

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LEVI CADOGAN brought the house down at the National Stadium on Saturday night.
He slammed the field in the men’s 100-metre dash on his way to running a blistering time of 10.30 seconds at the Louis Lynch Championships, which qualified him for the World Junior Championships, the Central American and Caribbean Championships (CAC) and the CARIFTA Games.
Running out of lane eight, after easing through the preliminaries in a time of 11.24, the Quantum Leap sprinter completely dismissed arch-rival Shakeim Greaves, who finished second in 10.58.
The two were neck and neck over the first 30 metres, but once the 19-year-old St Michael student started to accelerate, Greaves simply could not hold on.
His time easily eclipsed both the 10.55 required for CARIFTA and CAC, as well as the World Juniors qualification mark of 10.50.
Michael Nicholls also produced a superb run in the Under-18 Boys’ 110-metre hurdles, which also saw him qualify for all three major meets.
His time of 13.95 was well below the 14.40 CARIFTA and CAC marks, and just under the 14.00 required for the World Juniors.
Nicholls’ Rising Star teammate Rivaldo Leacock, who finished second in 14.45, unfortunately just missed out in this event but he has already qualified to defend his 400-metre hurdles title in Martinique.
The High Performance Programme’s (HPP) Mario Burke has already qualified for both CARIFTA and CAC in the 100m, but that didn’t stop him from dismissing the rest of the field in the Under-18 Boys, finishing in 10.61.
Kentoine Browne of the Pacers Track Club was a distant second in 10.90.
Barbados cricketer Hayley Matthews was the lone female to qualify for CARIFTA and CAC during the meet, with her throw of 46.57 metres bettering the 40.00m needed for CARIFTA as well as the 44.00 required for CAC.
And while they were the most memorable performances of the night, there was heartbreak for a couple other athletes who fell just short of the CARIFTA qualifying standard.
Sada Williams’ of Elite Distance was agonizingly close to qualifying for the 400 metres in the Under-18 girls, but her time of 55.75 was just outside the CARIFTA and CAC mark of 55.70.
The Barbados Defence Force’s Joshua Hunte (4:05.78) and Pius Emilien (4:06.37) will both have to dig deeper if they are to reach the CARIFTA mark in the Under-20 Boys’ 1 500m of 4:01.00.

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