The men’s 100m final at the JAAA/SVL National Championships on Friday was a drama-filled affair.
There were four false stars during which 2011 World Champion Yohan Blake was disqualified but allowed to run under protest and Oshane Bailey, the 2010 Commonwealth Games champion, getting disqualified and refusing to leave the track, eventually being led off by a member of his training camp.
But before the race could even begin after a delay of more than 10 minutes, 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Kemar Bailey-Cole stormed off the track livid at what had transpired. Fans also booed the officials who helped caused the protracted delay and the seemingly uneven handling of the situation.
Eventually, Blake won the heat in 10.19s. Julian Forte finished second in 10.33 with Senoj Jay Givans third in 10.40s.
The other heat went off without incident and was won by Tyquendo Tracey in 10.22s with Nesta Carter second in 10.30. Kenroy Anderson was third in 10.34s.
Unofficially Kimari Roach (10.54) and Romario Williams (10.46) are also through to the finals that will be without Blake.
Source: Leighton Levy