Trinidad and Tobago’s Jonathan Farinha will face the starter in the men’s 100-metre semi-finals today after placing second in his heat on the first day of the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA yesterday.
Farinha was runner-up in heat one, stopping the clock at 10.37 seconds, to qualify for the semis with the joint eighth fastest time on the first day of the competition.
Cejhae Greene from Antigua won the heat in 10.27 seconds, which was the third fastest time in the qualifying round, while Italy’s Luca Antonio Cassano was third in 10.50 seconds.
T&T’s John Mark Constantine failed to qualify for the semis, finishing fifth in his heat in 10.67 seconds.
Farinha will be in lane four for today’s semi-finals.
T&T will also have a representative in the mens’ 110-metre hurdles semi-finals in Ruebin Walters, who placed second in his heat to qualify for the next round.
Walters clocked 13.76 seconds to finish behind Jamaica’s Tyler Mason, who won the heat in 13.46, while Bahamas’ Kirk Lewis was third in 13.93.
Walters will run out of lane seven in the semis today.