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OregonGoldRush | Heartbreak for Gordon-Powell, Goule, Tracey through

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2022 | 8:28 PMOrane Buchanan/Gleaner Writer
Jamaican athletes, from left, Adelle Tracey, Natoya Goule, and Chrisann Gordon-Powell during their 800-metre first-round heats on day seven of the World Athletics Championships at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Jamaican athletes, from left, Adelle Tracey, Natoya Goule, and Chrisann Gordon-Powell during their 800-metre first-round heats on day seven of the World Athletics Championships at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Jamaica’s Natoya Goule and Adelle Tracey are through to the semi-finals of the women’s 800m semi-finals at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Despite winning the National Championships, Chrisann Gordon-Powell failed to progress beyond the heats after finishing fifth in heat five, clocking 2:01:91 seconds. The race was won by the United States’ Raevyn Rogers in 2:01:36.

Eight-time national champion and veteran Natoya Goule won heat six in a time of 2:00:06 to progress as an automatic qualifier.

Adelle Tracey, who finished third in heat one, secured the final automatic qualifying spot after clocking a personal best time of 1:59:20. The race was won by Ethiopia’s Diribe Welteji who leads all qualifiers.

Jamaica’s pair of Natoya Goule and Adelle Tracey will enter the semi-final round with the third and fourth fastest time respectively.

The other usual suspects, the United States’ Athing Mu, winning her heat in 2:01.30, and teammate Ajee Wilson, third in 2:01.02, are also through.

The semi-finals are down to take place tomorrow at 8:35 p.m.

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