Team Antigua was brimming with performances this weekend as reigning Sportsman of the Year Cejhae Greene bursts the 10 second barrier for the first time this season with a 9.98 (2.7m/s) clocking.
The wind reading, however, was above the legal limit of 2.0m/s
Competing at the Pure Athletics Sprint Elite Meet, Greene narrowly win his preliminary heat, defeating 2011 World Champion Yohan Blake who also clocked 9.98.
The times had to be separated by the thousandths of a second which led to Cejhae being judged at 9.974 to Blake’s 9.978.
So close were both competitors that it would take the same technology to intervene to separate them in the finals as both athletes crossed the line at 10.02. Greene the edge one again with a 10.016 breakdown over Blake’s 10.019.
Shining for Antigua, also, was Tahir Walsh who ran 10.17 (2.5 m/s) for 3rd place in Heat 4.
The consistency would remain as Walsh, once again, ran 10.17 for 3rd in the B final.
Later, Tahir returned in the 200 metres to clock 20.89 for third place in Heat 3.
Once again, this race was so close that it had to separated by technology.
Tony McQuay (USA) representing Pure Athletics and Nigel Ellis (Jamaica) representing MVP also clocked 20.89. The final breakdown read 20.881, 20.883, and 20.890 for McQuay, Ellis and Walsh respectively.