Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye advanced to Saturday’s women’s 100m semi-finals after winning her heat at the Olympic Stadium on Friday morning.
Ahye, running out of lane six in heat seven, caught Jamaican Shericka Jackon on the line to clock 11.06s and an automatic spot in the semi-final. Jackson crossed in 11.07.
Also advancing was JUSA’s Jenna Prandini, who was third in 11.11 seconds. Only the top three in each of the seven heats advance to the next stage.
Ahye, 29, will now vie for a place in the final on Saturday from 6.23am. She lines up in lane four of semifinal two. Only the top two sprinters from the three semifinal races automatically advance to the final. Two athletes with the next best times will be added to the list of finalists.