Levy cops 110m hurdles title in close contest


Levy cops 110m hurdles title in close contest

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Commonwealth Games champion Rolando Levy won a closely fought and competitive men's 110m hurdles final that brought the JAAA Supreme Ventures National Championships to a close on Sunday night at the National Stadium.

The top three, providing they meet the qualifying standard and maintain performance fitness up to the deadline for entries to be submitted, will join defending champion Omar McLeod who has a bye.

Levy, who ran a season's best 13.23 seconds in the semi-finals for the sixth best in the world, raced to the win in 13.27 seconds pushed by a favourable win of 1.5 m/s, to edge IAAF World Under-20 silver medallist Orlando Bennett, who clocked a lifetime best 13.27 seconds with the veteran Andrew Riley taking third in a season's best 13.33 seconds.

Bennett moved up to seventh on the IAAF performance list, while Riley is in 12th place.

World Championships and Olympic Games medallist Hansle Parchment was fourth behind Riley in 13.38 seconds, while former national junior representative Michael O'Hara crashed out as he attempted a comeback from injuries that have kept him out of competition the last few years.

— Paul Reid

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