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Canadians finding success at world U20 track championships

Camryn Rogers was among a group of Canadian athletes to advance at the IAAF world U20 championships in Tampere, Finland on Thursday.

Camryn Rogers breezes through to hammer throw final

Camryn Rogers, seen at a previous event, will compete in the women's hammer throw final at the IAAF world U20 championships on Saturday afternoon. (Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images)

Camryn Rogers was among a group of Canadian athletes to advance at the IAAF world U20 championships in Tampere, Finland on Thursday.

​The Richmond, B.C., native hit the qualifying mark on her first attempt to book her spot in Saturday's final.

Rogers, 19, enjoyed a standout freshman year at the University of California-Berkeley where she finished third at the Pac-12 Championships and twice broke the school record in April. 

In the men's 3000-metre steeplechase, Kingston, Ont.'s, Alex Drover set a personal best and finished sixth in his heat with a time of nine minutes 2.97 seconds to advance to Sunday's final. 

Xahria Santiago of Ajax, Ont., also qualified for Friday's 400 hurdles final. The 18-year-old finished second in her heat with a time of 57.55 seconds and will start in Lane 7.

Hamilton's Myles Misener-Daley and Khamal Stewart-Baynes of Toronto will compete in the men's 400 hurdle final on Friday afternoon. 

The world's best track and field athletes under 20-years-old compete in Tampere, Finland. 2:57:21

Misener-Daley finished third in his heat at 46.53. He clocked a personal-best 45.99 earlier this season. 

Stewart-Baynes finished second in his heat and qualified with a time of 46.38, while his personal-best mark is 45.98.

Damion Thomas of Jamaica won the men's 110m hurdles final. Canadian Anastas Eliopoulos did not finish. 6:53
Hima Das of India wins the women's 400m at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Canada's Ashlan Best finished in 8th place. 8:05

The competition resumes Friday at 2:30 a.m. ET, followed by the afternoon session at 10:30 a.m. ET.

CBC Sports is providing a free live stream through to the end of the championships on Sunday. 

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