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Thompson equals 100m world lead

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2016 | 4:00 AMRaymond Graham
Thompson

WORLD 200 metres silver medallist Elaine Thompson produced a world-leading 11.07 seconds in the women's 100 metres at the Senior Link-Up track and field meet at Stadium East yesterday morning.

Thompson joined the United States Morolake Akinosun atop the world list after her win a week ago in Texas.

Thompson sprinted away from a competitive line-up to post her impressive time as Anneisha McLaughlin Whilby was some way off in second spot in 11.41 seconds, with her training partner at Sprint Tech, Audra Segree, third in 11.45.

Ronda Whyte returned to competition in style, scoring an impressive win in the women's 400 metres hurdles. Whyte stopped the clock at 56.1 seconds, defeating Shannon Kallawan (56.3) and overseas-based Sparkle McKnight (56.6), who is a part of the MVP Track Club. Nikita Tracey, who also competes for MVP, was fourth in 57.3.

Janieve Russell clocked 51.79 seconds in to win the women's 400m ahead of Namibia's Tjipekapora Herunga (52.03), representing MVP Track Club, and her training partner, Jody Muir (53.00).

World 400 metres finalist, Stephenie McPherson, was too good for teammates Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson in the 200m.

McPherson won in 23.12 seconds ahead of Jackson (23.21), while Fraser-Pryce was third in 23.24.

 

JAVON FRANCIS WIN

 

Akan's Track Club's Javon Francis was fastest in the men's 400 metres, winning his heat in 46.39. Jonia McDonald of MVP was second in 46.48, with UTech's Twayne Crooks third in 46. 52.

Michael Frater clocked 10.60 seconds in 2.4 metres per second wind in the men's 100 metres.

However, Julian Forte stole the spotlight. Running in -1.6 mps wind, he clocked 10.28. Sprint Tech's Rasheed Dwyer was second overall in 10.43, while MVP's Andrew Fisher was third with 10.50.

Former World Youth 400m hurdles champion Marvin Williams of UTech had a top time of 51.88 seconds. Second overall was Dwayne Extol of Eagles Track Club, in 52.27, with Andre Peart of MVP third in 52.41.

St Jago High's Keenan Lawrence took the men's Open 800m 1:52.66, defeating UTech's Trey Graham (1:53.99).

Edwin Allen and Jamaica College (JC) captured the high school sprint relays.

Edwin Allen won the girls' event in 45.05 seconds ahead of Excelsior High (45.78), while JC clocked 40.59 seconds in winning the boys' event ahead of Excelsior (41.50).

UTech's Orlando Thomas won the men's javelin with 16.56m; UTech's Tajay Gayle won the men's long jump with 7.25m; while Geneva Greaves took the women's shot put with 14.37m.