Yokan Blake In Great Form Jason Young Runs Stunning 19.86, While Veronica Campbell-Brown Is Beaten By An American As The Olympics Draws Nearer.
LUZERN (Sporting Alert) — World champion Yohan Blake won the men’s 100m dash at Tuesday’s Spitzenleichtathletik meet (EA Classic) at the Stadium Allmand in Luzern.
Blake, who beat world record holder and reigning Olympic Games champion Usain Bolt in both sprint events at the Jamaica track and field trials last month clocked 9.85 seconds to take the event.
The star of the night, got away to a good start and then kept going to set a meeting record – removing his fellow Jamaican Nesta Carter previous mark of 9.86.
Another Jamaican, Michael Frater, took second in 10.00 secs, with Trinidad and Tobago’s Marc Burns coming home third in the same time.
The women’s race went to 2006 Commonwealth Games champion Sheri-Ann Brooks, who just edged home on the line in 11.12 seconds.
She defeated Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago, who ran 11.13, the same time as American ChaRonda Williams, who ran a seasonal best.
Jason Young hammered his own personal best from 20.42 to 19.86 to win the men’s 200m and upset his fellow countryman Warren Weir.
The conformation took a very long time, but when it eventually came up, the initial flash time was indeed correct.
Blake and Bolt training partner Weir, who will join the pair in the 200m at the Olympic Games, took second in the event in 20.11.
Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown was beaten by American Williams, who ran a lifetime best of 22.52 in a shocker.
Campbell-Brown could only managed a time 22.70.
American Ginnie Crawford won the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.61 secs – beating the on form Kellie Wells, also of USA, who was third in 12.79.
Turkey star Nevin Yanit crept up for second place in 12.73, with USA’s Kristi Castlin running the same time as Wells.
Tyan Wilson of USA won the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.32, edging Jamaican Andrew Riley (13.33) and USA’s David Oliver (13.38).
Allodin Fothergill won the men’s 400m dash with a time of 46.23, as Jamaican athletes took 1 through 4 in the race, with Second place going to Edino Steele in 46.35.
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