Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce again highlighted the women’s 100m at the Velocity Fest Meet, now in its 6th leg in Kingston, Jamaica where she sped to a World Lead (WL) time of 10.86s (+0.9m/s) to win the first heat of the event, finishing ahead of hurdler, Megan Tapper who placed 2nd in 11.82s.

She improved the World Lead she set at the 4th Velocity Fest Meet by a hundredth of a second.

Elaine Thompson-Herah also won her heat in 10.92s (+0.8m/s) for 2nd place overall ahead of Indian, Srabani Nanda who was 2nd in 11.60s.

In the men’s event, Yohan Blake dominated in a time of 10.15s (0.0), well clear of 2nd-placed Ramone Barnswell who ran 10.46s.

Having been defeated by Janieve Russell in their last showdown, Shericka Jackson beat Russell to the win the women’s 400m, running 52.29s to the latter’s 52.37s. Junelle Bromfield got 3rd in 52.60s.

World Silver medallist, Shanieka Ricketts controlled the women’s Triple Jump from start to finish as she leapt to 2nd on the Global Toplist with a Season’s Best (SB) of 14.43m (+1.2m/s).
Chad Wright also won the men’s Discus event with a throw 61.68m.

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