Jack Hale and Brandon Herrigan were the only two Australian who took to the track during the morning session of the 2015 World Youth Championships. Hale was up first in heat six, were he crossed the line in an impressive first position, running a time of 21.31 (w: +0.5), which automatically qualifies him for the next round. Herrigan also qualified, with his time of 21.69 (w: +1.2) and third position in the 8th heat.

“The first 100m I really went for it and then kind of backed off as I got up to the last 100m, I’m pretty confident I can go a bit quicker,” Hale said.

The 200m under-18 national champion will head into tomorrow nights semi-final as the tenth fastest qualifier and will run out of lane five in heat one.

“I wasn’t as powerful or feeling it that much, but, coming into the bend I was feeling great,” Hale said.