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.
Source: Leighton Levy