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Houston fails in 200m bid

Falling behind: Houston, left, comes in fourth as Alonso Edward, from Panama, wins the heat in the men's 200 metres (Photograph by Mark Humphrey/AP)

Tre Houston has missed out on qualifying for the 200 metres semi-finals after finishing fourth in his heat at the Pan Am Athletics Stadium at York University today.

Houston’s time of 21sec was not quick enough for him to advance as one of the four fastest non-qualifiers and compete in this afternoon’s semi-finals.

The 25-year-old, whose personal best is 20.42, will now turn his attention to next month’s World Championships in Beijing. He has already qualified for next year’s Rio Olympics.

“I’m a little disappointed with my performance, but it definitely lets me know where I stand after being injured,” said Houston, who missed the entire indoor season with an Achilles injury.

“But I will definitely be read to go at the World Championships.”