Greene remains country’s lone World Championships qualifier

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Sprinter Cejhae Greene, remains the country’s lone qualifier, to date, for this year’s IAAF World Championships carded for 4-13 August in London.
The athlete clocked 10:10 seconds in the 100 meters at the Gamecocks Invitational in the USA in April to earn his spot at the World Championships.
Since then, however, no other athlete has hit the qualifying mark in any other discipline or category.
President of the Antigua & Barbuda Athletics Association (ABAA), Everton Cornelius, said there will be a number of qualifying opportunities for all athletes leading into the World Championships starting this weekend.
“The team is going down to Grenada for the Whitsuntide [Invitation Grenada] Games and we are looking for individual qualifiers and also trying to get the relay team qualified or at least get the relay team to register on the scale because we haven’t registered a run as yet. We made two attempts at it so far and we dropped the baton both times so I will see what happens this weekend,” he said.
A number of athletes, Cornelius added, have come pretty close to the mark and are expected to get over the hump ahead of time.
He said, “Chevaughn Walsh has ran to date, 10:27 [100 meters] and 20:50 [200 meters] at the Rice University meet. Tahir Walsh ran 10:31 [100 meters] and 20:84 [200 meters] at the [Middle Tennessee State University] conference last weekend. Daniel Bailey did one run so far and he ran 10:30 at an invitational meet in St. Martin.”
According to ABAA president, athletes will also be able to meet the respective standards at both the OECS meet slated for 1 July in Grenada and the Leeward Islands Championships later this month.

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