Fireworks expected in JN Racers GP sprint hurdles

June 07, 2017
Hansle Parchment


The men's 110 metres hurdles event at this weekend's Racers Grand Prix promises to be a sneak preview of the National Senior Championships.

Six Jamaicans, led by world number two Ronald Levy, will face the starter. Levy produced a stunning performance at the Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon where he finished a close second to Olympic champion and World number one, Omar McLeod in a personal best of 13.10 seconds. He will renew rivalry with American Devon Allen who was third in Eugene in 13.11 but his main battle will be against his Jamaican rivals.

At this year's UTech Classics Levy surprised Hansle Parchment, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist and the 2015 World silver medallist, and will be hoping to get another victory over his more established countryman and gain the psychological advantage going into the National Senior Championships. Parchment's season's best is 13.19 (number eight on the world list) and he will be hoping to avenge his earlier defeat to Levy.

Two others, Deuce Carter who was second at the National Championships last year and Andrew Riley, will both know that they need to step up big time. World number one McLeod should take one of the spots for London this summer and the rest will be left to battle for the two other spots.

This event is expected to be a close affair as the American Allen has been consistent this season and with a lot at stake from a local standpoint the battle among Levy, Parchment, Carter and Riley should be "hot".

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