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CAC Update: Beckles in hurdles final


CAC Update: Beckles in hurdles final

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KIERRE BECKLES HAS ADVANCED to tomorrow’s final of the women’s 100m hurdles at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico.

But it is sprinter Levi Cadogan who could deliver Barbados’ first medal today.

Cadogan advanced to the final yesterday after placing second in his semi-final heat in 10.45 seconds. He will be running from lane seven.

That race is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Barbados time.

Earlier today, Beckles clocked 13.51 seconds to place second in her semi-final heat. It is the third fastest time overall going into the final which will be run at 2:55 p.m. Barbados time tomorrow.

The fastest qualifier was Maria Merlano of Colombia who won Beckles’ heat in 13.14 seconds.

Beckles is one of two runners with sub-13 times in the race. The other is Marcela Florez who has a time of 12.97 to Beckles’ 12.98. She was second overall with 13.31, winner of the first heat.

2014-cac-games-logoMeanwhile, Darian King missed out on the chance to play for an individual tennis medal when he was beaten 2-1 by Victor Estrella of the Dominican Republic. King lost the quarter-final match 6-0, 3-6, 6-3.

He and Haydn Lewis faced off against Cubans William Dorantes and Yasiel Estrada in the doubles this morning, but the official result has not been posted.

The women’s doubles squash team also went down 2-0 to Guyana in their quarter-final match. (SAT)