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Parchment posts new national record

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2013 | 6:26 PM

Olympic bronze medal winner Hansle Parchment posted a new national record of 13.05 seconds to win the 110-metre hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon today.

Parchment, the previous national record holder with 13.12 seconds, won ahead of fast-rising Cuban Orlando Ortega and the American David Oliver.

Jamaican Olympian Andrew Riley was fifth in a season's best 13.20 seconds.

Meanwhile in the women's 100-metres, Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continued her good form this year, winning in 10.71 seconds.

Nigerian Blessing Okagbare was second in 10.75 with another Jamaican, Veronica Campbell-Brown third in 10.78.

Another Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade took the 200-metres race in 20.14, ahead World Championships silver medallist American Walter Dix.


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