Jamaica representative Andre Ewers was one of three athletes disqualified in the men’s 200m heats on Sunday.
Having looked to initially progress from Heat 7, Ewers was later disqualified for a lane violation on the curve.

Ewers finished in fourth position behind Brendon Rodney of Canada, favourite Noah Lyles of the United States and race winner Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago.
Jamaica national champion Rasheed Dwyer had no such issues as he finished in third position in Heat 5. The race was won by Aaron Brown of Canada who clocked 20.10, ahead of Miguel Francis of Great Britain who was second in 20.11.
Yohan Blake showed very little ill effects of the 100m final after booking his spot from Heat 3. A relaxed-looking Blake crossed the line in 20.23, behind race winner Alex Qinuonez of Equador who finished first in 20.08. Alex Wilson of Switzerland was third in 20.40.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Kyle Geaux also looked in impressive as he eased away from the field to claim Heat 4 in 20.19. Yancarlos Martinez of the Dominica Republic was second in 20.47, with Cuba’s Reynier Mena third in 20.52.

Trinidad and Tobago sprinter, Jereem Richards, has put his country on the podium yet again with a silver medal at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Friday.

Running in the 200 metres, Richards had to work hard for 20.38 seconds, which was only good enougn for second behind the powerful finish of Ecuador’s Alex Quinonez, who hit the tape in 20.27.

The Dominican Republic’s Yancarlos Martinez was next, finishing in 20.44.

The three were better than Panama’s Reno Edward, who clocked 20.55 for fourth and Cuba’s Reynier Mena, who was fifth in 20.62.

The other Caribbean entrants, Roberto Skyers of Cuba, and Andre Ewers of Jamaica, were seventh and eighth respectively.

Skyers ended in 20.67, while Ewers could only manage 20.91.

Sprinter Andre Ewers created history when he became the first Florida State University (FSU) sprinter to win back-to-back sprint doubles at the ACC Championships held at Lannigan Field in Charlottesville, Virginia from May 9-11.

Jamaican sprinter Andre Ewers destroyed the field to claim top spot in the men’s 200 dash at the Orange and Purple Elite meet on Friday.

The Jamaican powered to the line to stop the clock at 20.94, well clear second place compatriot and former Calabar High School standout Jermaine Brown who was second in 21.37.  Shannon Patterson was third in 21.41.  The mark was not only an early NCCA but world lead.

The start is a good one for the sprinter who was named to the prestigious Bowerman preseason watch list.  The Bowerman is collegiate track & field’s highest honour and has been awarded annually by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) since 2009.

Ewers finished the year ranked No. 7 in the world with outdoor season-bests of 9.98 in the 100-metre dash and 20.28 in the 200m.

 

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