Cedenio impressive at World Juniors
...advances automatically to 400 semis
Machel Cedenio was impressive on the opening day of the World Junior Track and Field Championships, in Barcelona, Spain, yesterday. The Trinidad and Tobago quartermiler won his men's 400 metres first round heat in 46.58 seconds to book a spot in today's semifinal round. Cedenio will run in lane six in the second of three heats.
Another T&T runner, Asa Guevara bowed out in the opening round of the one-lap event. He finished sixth in heat seven in 47.93 seconds.
Lisa Wickham secured a berth in today's women's 100m semis as a "fastest loser". The T&T sprinter got to the line in 11.98 seconds for fourth spot in the seventh and final heat. Wickham's teammate, Aaliyah Telesford was fourth in heat two. However, her 12.05 seconds clocking was not fast enough to earn her a semifinal lane as a "fastest loser".
Reubin Walters is into the men's 110m hurdles semis, the T&T athlete getting to the line in 13.92 seconds to finish third in heat one. He advanced as a "fastest loser". In today's semis, Walters will run in heat three.
Jonathan Holder and Ashron Sobers exited in the opening round of the men's 100m dash. Holder copped fourth spot in heat six in 10.73 seconds, while Sobers was fifth in heat four in 10.84.
Brandon Benjamin will face the starter today, in the opening round of the men's 400m hurdles. The T&T athlete will run in lane eight in the second of seven heats.
Hezekiel Romeo will also be in action today. He will compete in Group A in the men's shot put qualifying competition. To advance automatically to the final, later today, Romeo must throw 19.30 metres.