The under 17 women after an unnecessary reordering, ran a near identical time, 1m52.23, as in their heat. But it does show they were still racing using maximum effort and aiming for the final.
Same with the under 15 boys who ran their semifinal in a similar time, 1m58.14, after placing the faster Stephen Brown on first leg.
The under 13 boys (pictured below) who made a surprise appearance in the final getting the baton round in 2m07.02 which was about 2.2sec faster than in their heat.
Report by Scott McCulloch