Quantum Leap’s Levi Cadogan scorched the field to qualify for the Olympics in the 200m when the curtains came down on the 2016 Austin Sealy Invitational Track Classic at the National Stadium.
Not able to qualify in his favoured event the 100m on Saturday despite winning in a meet record time of 10.31 secs. Cadogan ensured his name will be accounted for when the Olympic team is compiled as he shot out the blocks in the 200m to leave all the others chasing him home as he clocked 20.50 secs running into a head wind of -0.8.
With a few more events on his calendar including a trip to China and Nationals, Cadogan said he will be pushing to also qualify in the 100m.
Second place went to the 400m winner Nicholas Deshong also of Quantum Leap in a time of 20.70 secs. Deshong won the 400m in a time of 46.74 secs.
There were two other athletes that dipped below 21 seconds and they were third place Lestrod Roland in 20.74 seconds. Roland was also third in the 400m clocked at 47.13 secs just behind second place Fabian Norgrove 47.10 secs.
Fourth place in the 200m was Fallon Forde in 20.78 secs. Forde was also second in the 100m to Cadogan in 10.53 secs.
In the 200m, Forde said that he felt the win hitting them from the side on the curve and then as they straightened up he felt it in their face. Nonetheless it is a personal best time for him as well as Cadogan in the 200m.
Kentoine Browne with his time of 21.05 seconds has qualified for Word Juniors whose qualifying mark is 21.20 secs.
In the women’s 200m it was Kala Penn who won the 100m. (CG)