Rees was within the first warmth on Wednesday lunchtime in a troublesome draw, in opposition to Video games relay champion Asha Philip, Oceania champion Zoe Hobbs and Nigeria’s Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha.
She got here by in fourth within the quickest of the heats, posting a time of 11.36s and narrowly lacking out on breaking the Scottish document she has damaged twice already this 12 months.
Torphins sprinter Alisha Rees has certified for the semi-finals of the 100m on the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham.
Rees confronted a nervy wait to search out out if she had certified for the semis on Thursday, as solely the three-fastest losers advance. Nonetheless the 23-year-old was the quickest loser and can take her place within the semis.
“I don’t suppose my time was too dangerous – that may have made the ultimate 4 years in the past,” stated Rees. “I’m so upset I didn’t get the automated place however simply needed to sit and wait to see if it was ok.
“I ran 11.36 – two weeks in the past that may have been a PB. I’m clearly in form and I wish to come right here and PB and break my Scottish document once more.
“It was a extremely robust warmth. It was robust this 12 months to qualify and there’s solely three fastest-loser spots, which makes it more durable.”
Rees is the quickest lady in Scottish historical past after her record-breaking efforts this 12 months. In Could she broke Helen Golden’s 48-year document of 11.4 by 0.01s, earlier than whittling that right down to 11.3 in Stratford final month.
She had the expertise of working at a packed Alexander Stadium within the first morning of the athletics on the Video games and she or he additionally has the relay to come back later within the week.
“The stadium is superb,” stated Rees. “My flat-mate was proper on the entrance and I noticed him on the finish, which was very nice.
“What a tremendous ambiance, a full stadium within the morning. Even when I didn’t make the semi-finals, it will have been a tremendous expertise.”