Posted On: Tuesday, 25 October 2011 Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 October 2011
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Basseterre, St. Kitts-Kim Collins has proven he is only getting better with age. On Monday, (24th October, 2011) Collins shattered a 28 year old Pan Am Games record when he ran a time of 10.00, eclipsing the old record of 10.06 seconds held by Cuba’s Penalver Leandro.
Running out of lane 4 Collins looked at ease and was never challenged in the race by any of the other competitors. After two false starts in his heat, Kim remained focus and was able to demonstrate to the western hemisphere his true potentials. Kim won his heat resoundingly establishing a new Pan American Games Record of 10.00 seconds, 200ths of a second from his lifetime best.
Elsewhere Jason Rogers ran a personal best in the 100m preliminary rounds and got to the semi- finals but failed to reach the finals. He competed in the first heat. Jason placed 5th in a time of 10.44 seconds missing his spot in the finals by just 200ths of a second.
Tamika Williams got into the semis also but unfortunately did not make it to the finals. She finished 5th in a time of 11.68secs.
The Men’s 100 meter finals will take place tonight, (Tuesday) at 7:20pm, (St. Kitts & Nevis time). As Kim approaches the finals today, the SKNAAA has extended congratulations to Kim Collins once again for another outstanding performance, in the preliminary rounds.
Also on Wednesday Antoine Adams, Brijesh Lawrence and Tamika Williams will compete in the 200 meters.