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Thompson lands 100m in Spain

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM
University of Technology's Elaine Thompson.

University of Technology (UTech)/MVP sprint star Elaine Thompson continued her superb 2015 form in Madrid, Spain, yesterday.

Thompson clocked 10.90 seconds to win the women's 100 metres at 33rd Meeting Madrid in Moratalaz.

The fast-rising sprinter was followed to the line by American Barbara Pierre, 11.05, and Carina Horn of Russia, 11.10.

Thompson's sub-11 performance was easily the highlight for Jamaica at the meet.

In the men's 100 metres, Andrew Fisher (9.94) was second behind American Mike Rodgers, who won in 9.88. Another American, Ameer Webb, was third in 10.04. Veteran Jamaican sprinter Michael Frater was seventh in 10.19.


Forte disqualified


Prior to the final, MVP/UTech athlete Julian Forte was disqualified from heat two.

In the men's 400 metres, Rusheen McDonald finished fourth in 45.04. The winner was Abdelalelah Haroun of Qatar in 44.63, while second went to American David Verburg in 44.72. Saudi Arabia's Yousef Masrahi was third in 44.79.

Meanwhile, in the men's discus, Morgan threw 59.32 metres for fourth place. The event was won by Apostolos Parellis of Cyprus, with 60.79m from Daniel Stahl of Sweden (60.26m) and American Rodney Brown, who finished third with 59.85m.