Brown sets PB in semis, finishes 8th in final

Rasheem Brown (file photo)


Rasheem Brown, the lone athlete representing the Cayman Islands at the 2017 IAAF U18 World Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, ran the race of his life Friday, 14 July, to qualify for the finals of the 110m hurdles.

Brown ran a personal best time of 13.61 seconds, as he finished third in the second semifinal to book an automatic berth in the medal round. His time was fifth fastest overall in the semifinals.

The Trinity Track Club runner moved into the finals but finished 8th in 14.62 seconds. Jamaican Dejour Russell of Jamaica lowered his championship record set a day earlier to win the final in 13.04 seconds.

Brown (far left) ran a personal best time in the semifinals. (Photo courtesy IAAF.)

Brown crossed the line fifth in 13.89 seconds in his heat on Thursday. That was fastest enough to snag the last qualifying spot for the semifinals. A day later, he upped his game to have a shot at a medal.

The 17-year-old will also represent the Cayman Islands at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas next week.


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