Decorated 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocked a world-leading 11 seconds at the Velocity Fest meet in Kingston on Saturday, as athletes slowly start returning to the track.
Running into a -2.2m/s headwind, Fraser-Pryce, the former MVP athlete, stopped the clock at 11.00 flat, well clear of Sprintec’s Shashalee Forbes who was second in 11.49. Bahamas’ Anthonique Strachan was third in 11.84. In the men’s equivalent, MVP’s Nesta Carter clocked 10.38 to only just edge out Tumbleweed’s Tyquendo Tracey and G.C Foster’s Romario Williams, who both clocked 10.39 for second and third respectively.
Over double the distance, MVP’s Shericka Jackson ran 22.89 to finish heat three ahead of teammate Elaine Thompson, who clocked 22.98, with Forbes third in 23.45. The men’s 200m went to Julian Forte, who clocked 20.71 running into a negative headwind. He finished ahead of Rasheed Dwyer, 21.06, and Romario Williams, 21.07.
In the women’s hurdles, Janieve Russell (57.29) dominated affairs, claiming the event comfortably ahead of Rhona Whyte (57.97). In the 100m hurdles, Megan Tapper won the event in 13.25, ahead of Amoi Brown, who was second in 13.46s.
World long jump champion Tajay Gayle topped his pet event with a wind-assisted 8.52m (4.5m/s). Doha 2019 triple jump silver medallist, Shanieka Ricketts, claimed that event with 14.11m. (SportsMax)
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