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Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 2:00 AM
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of MVP Track Club (3rd right), speeds off to lead her team to a world leading time in the women’s 4X100m at yesterday's Saturday’s Milo Western Relays at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. MVP clocked 43.31 seconds.

Western Bureau:

MVP Track Club, anchored by World Championships 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, ran a world-leading 43.31 seconds to win the women's 4x100 metres at yesterday's 38th staging of the Milo Western Relays inside the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

Fraser-Pryce powered her team to victory after receiving the baton from new teammate Bahamian Shanique Ferguson.

Carrie Russell led off for MVP and took little time to close down the field before handing the baton to second-leg runner and World 200m silver medalist Elaine Thompson.

G.C. Foster College 'A' took silver in 43.94, with the University of Technology crossing the line third in 44.55.

It's a belated start to the outdoor season for the double World champion Fraser-Pryce, who showed little rust as she took control of her leg to blitz the field.

"It was a good race for me; my first of the season, and I am just happy to have gotten this race out of the way," Fraser-Pryce said.

"As a team, I feel we did well, even with a new teammate, and I just couldn't be happier, as usual, running at the Milo Relays," she said.

- More on yesterday's meet in tomorrow's Gleaner.