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Fraser-Pryce sizzles in hot 100m final at National Senior Championship

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 9:14 PM
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (centre) storms away from runner-up Shericka Jackson (left) and third placed Elaine Thompson Herah to win the women's 100m final at the National Senior Championships at the National Stadium on Friday.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (centre) storms away from runner-up Shericka Jackson (left) and third placed Elaine Thompson Herah to win the women's 100m final at the National Senior Championships at the National Stadium on Friday.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a stunning 10.71 seconds clocking to win the women’s 100m at the National Senior Championships at the National Stadium on Friday.

Fraser-Pryce, the world champion, won ahead of Shericka Jackson, 10.82s, and reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Herah, 10.84s, with Briana Williams running fourth in 11.01s.

In the men’s 100m, Tyquendo Tracey, 10.00s, won ahead of Yohan Blake, 10.01s and young sprinter Oblique Seville, 10.04s.

Jaheel Hyde produced a lifetime best 48.18s to win the men’s 400m hurdles event, securing the Olympic qualifying standard in the process, to book his ticket to Tokyo.

Shawn Rowe, 49.60s, ran second but is still missing the 48.90s Olympic qualifying standard, while Kemar Mowatt, 49.61s, who already secured the qualifying mark prior to the championship, had to settle for third on this occasion.

In the women’s equivalent, Janieve Russell stopped the clock at 54.07s, her fastest time since 2018, to take the national title ahead of Ronda Whyte, 54.94s and Leah Nugent, 54.98s.

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