World-leads for Freeman, Dutch, Nellum in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, FL (Sporting Alert) — Octavious Freeman, Bryshon Nellum and Johnny Dutch all produced world leading times on their way to victories at the 2013 Florida Relays in Gainesville.

Freeman clocked 11.02 seconds (1.2) to set a new personal best and 2013 year best on Friday to win the women’s 100 metres dash, finishing ahead of fellow Americans Candyce McGrone (11.39) and Jessica Young (11.46).

Freeman completed the sprint double when she ran 22.85secs to take the 200m, edging of Natasha Hastings, who ran 22.89.

Olympic relay gold medallist Francena McCorory won the women’s 400m in 51.58, beating another American World and Olympic 4x400m relay gold medallist Mary Wineberg (52.09).

Meanwhile, Nellum took home the men’s 400m open in 45.54secs, the fastest in the world so far this season, with Najee Glass (45.71) and David Verburg (45.76) coming home behind him.

Josh Mance won the B-race with 45.76 to produce the third fastest time overall at the meet.

In the men’s 400m hurdles, Dutch of USA ran 49.09secs to take first in new world-leading time. He defeated Jamaica’s Roxroy Cato (50.03), who had set the previous year best time of 49.13 in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 30.

Elsewhere at the meeting, David Oliver ran 13.48secs to win the men’s 110m hurdles, Aaron Brown ran a slightly wind-aided 10.15secs to take the 100m, with 2012 NCAA Outdoor 400m champion Tony McQuay setting a personal best of 10.22 (1.3) to win the B-race.

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