KINGSTON: Global-leading performances from global champion Shericka Jackson and Commonwealth Video games record-holder Rasheed Broadbell highlighted Jamaica’s energy at the observe in Sunday’s ultimate day of the nationwide championships. Jackson, the reigning 200m global champion, finished a excellent dash double after she ran what was once in short a 2023 global very best of 21.71 seconds (-0.5m/s) to win the 200, her 2d global lead of the weekend after she ran a non-public very best 10.65 seconds to win the 100 on Friday. Jackson took rate of the race off the curve and powered her means house, beating her earlier season’s very best of 21.98 seconds.
She handed the 21.86 set through Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Gabby Thomas within the ladies’s 200m semi-finals at the USA athletics championships previous on Sunday. Thomas responded the problem afterward Sunday in the USA meet’s ladies’s 200 ultimate, blazing to victory in 21.60 to reclaim the yr’s quickest world time within the match and surroundings the level for a showdown with Jackson at subsequent month’s Global Championships in Budapest. Ahead of Sunday, the previous mark for the yr within the ladies’s 200 was once through St Lucia’s Julien Alfred at 21.91.
Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, three-time Olympic gold medal winner, ran a season-best 22.26 seconds, beating the 22.39 seconds she ran in Saturday’s semi-finals, whilst Lanae-tava Thomas was once 3rd in 22.55. Broadbell produced a non-public very best and world-leading 12.94 seconds (0.7m/s) to win the 110m hurdles in an in depth contest with Olympic champion Hansle Parchment. Broadbell took over the sector lead from American Cordell Tinch’s 12.96 seconds and broke his earlier non-public very best of 12.99 set remaining yr. Parchment was once 2d with 13.12 seconds and Orlando Bennett 3rd in 13.19, each season-best runs.
Andrew Hudson retained his males’s 200m name, operating a season-best 20.11 seconds (-0.2m/s), beating Rasheed Dwyer- 20.26 seconds and Tyquendo Tracey was once 3rd with a season’s very best 20.48 seconds. Yohan Blake, the second one quickest guy over the space of all time, was once fourth in 20.51 seconds and can pass over the Global Championships. Olympic Video games bronze medalist Megan Tapper produced a excellent show of hurdling as she were given off to a flying get started and held off NCAA champion Ackera Nugent. Tapper who had run a existence time very best 12.44 seconds in Saturday’s semi-finals, received with 12.64 seconds (-1.9m/s), Nugent clocked 12.67 seconds and previous Global Champion Danielle Williams grabbed the 3rd spot at 12.82.
Global chief 18-year-old Jaydon Hibbert retained his males’s triple bounce name with a mark of 17.68m (1.4m/s). Jordan Scott was once 2d with a wind-aided 16.73m (3.0m/s) with Ryan Brown 3rd with a wind-aided 16.03m (2.5m/s). Hibbert, the NCAA indoor and out of doors champion, additionally had a wind-aided 17.65m bounce (3.2m/s). Sean Bailey received a extremely expected combat with Antonio Watson to take his 2d nationwide males’s 400m name, operating 44.48 seconds, simply off his non-public very best 44.43 set previous this season.
Watson reduced his non-public very best for the second one time in simply over a month, clocking 44.54 seconds to take 2d position with Jevaughn Powell 3rd in 45.19. Nickesha Pryce received her first ladies’s name as she held off hard-charging Janieve Russell, the 400m hurdles champion, to win in a brand new non-public very best 50.21 seconds. Russell additionally reduced her non-public very best to 50.76 seconds whilst remaining yr’s champion, Candice McLeod, was once 3rd in 51.01.
Rajay Hamilton received his first nationwide name, successful the boys’s 800m in 1:47.28 seconds, beating remaining yr’s champion and nationwide checklist holder Navasky Anderson’s 1:47.67. Natoya Goule-Toppin received her 9th nationwide championship, clocking 1:58.89 to win the 800 meters, completing with ease forward of Adelle Tracey who was once 2d in a season’s very best 2:01.11 seconds and Jessica McLean was once 3rd in 2:05.76 seconds.- AFP