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Powell, McLeod, VCB win in Atlanta

Published:Monday | August 3, 2015 | 8:00 AMAndre Lowe
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Jamaicans Asafa Powell, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Omar McLeod were among the winners at Saturday evening's American Track League meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, while Warren Weir was second, competing in The Netherlands.

Powell stopped the clock at 10.01 seconds (+0.1 metres per second wind) to win ahead of St Kitts and Nevis' Jason Rodgers, 10.23, with American Walter Dix taking third place in 10.25.

It was Powell's first clocking over 10.00 seconds since the semi-finals of the National Senior championships in late June and his 12th win in 13 starts this season.

Powell is not expected to compete again until this month's World Championships in Beijing, China (August 22-30), where he will be looking to improve on his two bronze medals won at the 2007 and 2009 World Championships.

 

Mcleod comes back

 

Competing for the first time since he failed to finish at a meet in Hungary in early July, national 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod clocked 13.28 (-0.1) to win ahead of fellow Jamaican Andrew Riley, 13.39, and American Ronnie Ash, 13.46.

Campbell-Brown was busy, winning the women's 200m in 22.82 (-0.1) ahead of the United States' Charonda Williams, 23.25, and Semoy Hackett, 23.37, from Trinidad and Tobago.

Earlier, Campbell-Brown was also fastest in the 100m, winning in 11.22 (-0.1), with Trinidad and Tobago's Michelle Lee- Ahye, 11.29, crossing the line in second place and another Jamaican, Simone Facey, 11.30, finishing third.

Shevon Stoddart, 56.40, and Samantha Elliott, 56.49, were second and third, respectively behind Leah Nugent (USA), who clocked 55.63 to win the women's 400m hurdles.

Natoya Goule, 2:02.16, was third in the women's 800m, which was won by American Maggie Vessey, 2:00.30, ahead of Canada's Melissa Bishop, 2:00.43.

Competing at the Dutch Championships, Olympic and World Championships medallist Warren Weir was second in the men's 200m with a time of 20.68, running behind Liemarvin Bonevacia, 20.62, with Solomon Bockarie, 20.81, finishing third.