Kenya National 100m champion, Maximilla Imali smashed the National Record as she cruised to the finals of the women 100m race at the ongoing 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships being held at Cote d’Or National Sports Complex in Reduit, Mauritius.
The 26 year-old who is also the 2019 All-African Games bronze medallist in the women’s 4 × 100m relay, erased her previous record of 11.35 seconds that she set at the Athletics Kenya National Championships in April this year with a new National Record and personal best of 11.26 seconds.
Imali sailed to tomorrow’s finals as the fastest loser in heat three which was won by South Africa’s Carina Horn who pulled 11.08 seconds with Tima Godbless coming second in 11.25.
Africa Games 100m silver medallist, Eunice Mrandufu Kadogo did not make it to the finals as she finished in sixth place in a time of 11.99
The 2016 African Championships bronze medallist, Gina Bass from Gambia won heat one when she lowered her time to 11.08 with Quincy Malekani coming second in 11.32 seconds.
Nigerien national records holder for the 200m and 400m, Seyni Aminatou won the heat three race with a new personal best of 11.05 seconds and she was followed by Zambia’s Hellen Makumba in a time of 11.42.
- Gina Bass (GAM) 11.08 Q
- Quincy Malekani (ZAM) 11.32 Q
- Maboundou Kone (CIV) 11.53 q
- Seyni Aminatou (NIG) 11.05 Q
- Hellenn Makumba (ZAM) 11.42 Q
- Carina Horn (RSA) 11.08 Q
- Tima Godbless (NGR) 11.25 Q
- Maximilla Imali (KEN) 11.26 q