Carter runs windy 9.92 but Cejhae Greene sets CAC record in 100m semis

By July 29, 2018
Nesta Carter just missed out on the Games record but Cejhae Greene claimed it in the second semi-final of the 100m Nesta Carter just missed out on the Games record but Cejhae Greene claimed it in the second semi-final of the 100m

Jamaica’s Nesta Carter broke 10 seconds for the first time in three years on Sunday as he booked his place in Monday night’s final of the CAC Games 100m.

Carter ran a slightly windy 9.92s (+2.1m/s) to win his semi-final ahead of Cuba’s Reynier Mena Berenguer 10.06, Dominican Republic's Christopher Valdez 10.09 and Barbados' Steve Ellis 10.10.

Carter, who had been nursing an ankle injury for more than a year, said the fast time was a long time coming.

“I feel good about it. I did a number of races leading up to this so I knew it would happen. We did get a long break so the recovery was there so we’re just looking for the finals tomorrow,” he said.

He added that he plans to correct a few technical things and he will go fast once again. “Running 9 is pretty awesome,” he said, “getting back on form is good.”

Carter’s teammate Jahvoy Tucker also advanced to the finals when he finished fourth in his semi-final head won by Antigua & Barbuda's Cejhae Greene in a Games record 10.00.

Barbados' Mario Burke was second in a personal best 10.03 and Grenada's Jason Rogers third in 10.05, a season’s best.

Tucker was timed in a personal best 10.08s.

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