Rogers, Phillips miss 100m final at Carifta
-Samuels suffers hamstring injury
The sprint duo of American based Onasha Rogers and South American Youth silver medallist Kenisha Phillips will not be a part of the under-20 girl’s 100 metres final after their preliminary round on Saturday afternoon in The Bahamas.
Phillips was in a tough heat one and finished fourth in a time of 11.86s; the winner of the heat was Jamaica’s Michae Harriott who clocked 11.54s.
On the other hand, Onasha Rogers had some tough luck as well and finished third in heat three with a time of 11.92s; Julien Alfred of St. Lucia won the heat in 11.59s.
Meanwhile, Coach Niall Stanton confirmed with News Room Sport, that Avon Samuels who competed in the girl’s under-20 400m earlier this morning did not finish the event due to a hamstring pull.
While Stanton noted that the full extent of the injury is yet to be determined, he did reveal that Samuels will be unable to compete for the remainder of the games.
Guyana will now have just seven finals to compete in for the remainder of Saturday.