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Parchment sets new national record in 110m hurdles

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2013 | 4:28 PM

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

Olympic bronze medal winner Hansle Parchment posted a new national record of 13.05 in the 110m hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon a short while ago.

Parchment, the previous national record holder with 13.12, went to work after the midway mark to win ahead of fast-rising Cuban Orlando Ortega 13.08 and David Oliver 13.10. Jamaican Olympian Andrew Riley was fifth in a season's best 13.20.

In the women's 100m, Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continued her march in the event, winning in 10.71, pushed by an illegal +2.2 wind factor. Nigerian Blessing Okagbare was second in 10.75 with Veronica Campbell-Brown, third in 10.78.

Defending Diamond League champion Nickel Ashmeade took the 200m in 20.14 ahead of the returning World Championships silver medal winner Walter Dix, 20.16 and upcoming Jamaican Jason Young, who ran a season best 20.20.

Novlene Williams - Mills was third in the women's 400m with a time of 51.14 behind world champion Amantle Montsho, 50.01 and Francena McCorory 50.37.

Diamond League debutant and fastest Jamaican this year Stephenie McPherson was fifth in 51.35 while Shericka Williams ended seventh in 52.22.

Kaliese Spencer also finished third in the women's 400m hurdles in 55.03 behind Zuzana Hejnova, who posted a world leading 53.70 and Georganne Moline 54.75.

Triple jumper Kimberly Williams posted her best mark of the season so far with a 14.78m behind Caterine Ibarguen 14.93m and Olha Saladukha 14.85m


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