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Four Jamaicans earn top three spots in Berlin

Published:Monday | September 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMRAYMOND GRAHAMSTAR Writer -
Briana Williams
Briana Williams
Ronald Levy
Ronald Levy
Jaheel Hyde
Jaheel Hyde
Natasha Morrison
Natasha Morrison
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Jamaicans Natasha Morrison, Briana Williams, Ronald Levy, and Jaheel Hyde finished among the top three in their events on Sunday at the ISTAF World Athletics Tour in Berlin, Germany.

There were second-place finishes for Morrison and Levy while Williams and Hyde ended third in their events.

In the women's 100 metres, Williams took control early, but with less than 10 metres to go, weakened badly and was overhauled by the fast-finishing Daryl Neita of Great Britain, who won in 11.04 seconds. Morrison took second in 11.09 as Williams faded into third in 11.16.

Like they did at the recent Wanda Diamond League finals, it was another one-two finish for the American Devon Allen and Levy in the men's 110m hurdles. In a close finish, Allen won in 13.10 seconds with Levy second in 13.11. Jamaica's Damion Thomas ended fourth in 13.44.

Hyde clocked 48.95 seconds for third in the men's 400m hurdles as Olympic champion and world record holder Karsten Warholm of Norway won in 48.08.

Nigel Ellis could only manage fourth in the men's 100 metres in 10.23 as Marvin Bracy of the United States won in 9.95. Jamaican Julian Forte was disqualified for false-starting.

Another Jamaican competing at the meet, discus thrower Shadae Lawrence, finished fifth in her event with a best of 60.49 metres.