Abdul Hakim Sani Brown twice clocked 10.06 seconds at the National Athletics Championships Friday to reach the men's 100-meter final with the fastest time.

On the first day of the meet which doubles as a qualifier for the world championships in August in London, the 18-year-old Sani Brown reproduced his time from the heats in the evening semifinals to book one of eight lanes in Saturday's final at Yanmar Stadium.

Sani Brown's time in the 100 met the world championships qualifying standard of 10.12. He took 0.12 off his previous best, holding off another rising star in Shuhei Tada (10.10) and Rio Olympic 4x100 silver medalist Ryota Yamagata (10.31) in the second semifinal.