Greene becomes second Antiguan to run sub-10

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By Carlena Knight

National sprinter Cejhae Greene continued to show promise over the weekend in Switzerland, ahead of the Pan AM Games scheduled for later this month and the IAAF World Championships in September.

Greene, running in the Resisprint at the La Chaux-de-Fonds stadium in Switzerland on Sunday, clocked a time of 9.94 seconds in Serie 1 of the Men’s 100 meters to finish first and qualify for the finals ahead of Netherlands’ Taymir Burnet’s 9.98 seconds and Britain’s Harry Aikines-Aryeetey with 10 seconds. 

With his new personal best time, he becomes only the second Antiguan to run under 10 seconds in the 100m, after former Olympian and national record holder Daniel “Bakka” Bailey who ran 9.91 seconds in 2009 in Paris.

Greene, after finishing first in that race, continued his winning way later that night, claiming another gold in the Finals A with a time of 10.07 seconds ahead of Alex Wilson of Switzerland with 10.08 seconds and the Netherlands’ Taymir Burnet who ran 10.12 seconds.

The former Princess Margaret School and University of Georgia student shared his delight via a social media post, saying, “Two solid runs today in Switzerland: 9.94w in the prelims to follow with a 10.07 in the finals. Extremely grateful to the Most High, consistent growth.”

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