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Bolt opens with 10.05

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

USAIN Bolt opened his 2016 campaign with an easy 10.05 seconds victory in the men's 100 metres at the Cayman Invitational meet last night.

The world record holder was off to a good start and controlled the race throughout to hurt the lien ahead of James Rodgers of St Kitts, 10.12, with training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole third in 10.18.

Bolt admitted after the race that he was a bit rusty.

"This was my first race of the season and I felt a bit rusty, but thank God I finished healthy. I really wanted to run a fast time as training has been good, but running in training and in competition are two different things," Bolt said.

In the first event on the track yesterday, Calabar High avenged their 4x100 Penn Relays defeat to Kingston College (KC). Running a Class Two team Tyreke Wilson, Christopher Taylor, Michael Stephens and Dejour Russell Calabar won in 39.81 seconds with KC second in 39.93. Cayman A were third in 41.86.

Ristananna Tracy continued her good form this season in the women's 400 metres hurdles, taking the event in 55.97 seconds. American Turquiose Thompson was second in 56.35 with third going to Jamaica's Danielle Dowie, 56.91.

American Jenna Prandini won the women's sprint double. She clocked 11.16 in the 100m to get the better of Jamaica's Kerron Stewart, 11.20. In the 200m Prandini stopped the clock at a season's best 22.60. Jamaica's Audra Segree was second in 23.06.

Deuce Carter clocked 13.65 and Tyler Mason, 13.67, for second and third, respectively, in the men's 110m hurdles. American Spencer Adams won in 13.48.




There was a meet record in the women's 100m hurdles as world leader Kendra Harrison of the United States clocked a fast 12.42 seconds to claim victory. Phylicia George of Canada was second in 12.74 with third going to American Virginia Crawford in 12.81.

G.C. Foster College's Demish Gaye ran a season's 45.30 for second in the men's 400m, won in 45.10 by Trinidad and Tobago's Machel Cedeno.