Bolt Wins, Jeter 10.95 WL, Ortego 13.17 WL! by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

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Usain Bolt, Rome 2012, 
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Sounds like Usain Bolt had kind of a bumpy start, but ran 10.09 for a win on Wednesday, May 8. Carmelita Jeter ran 10.95 for the Wl and Orlando Ortega of Cuba hurdled a nifty 13.17. Can not wait until Doha! 



Bolt wins, Jeter WL
GEORGETOWN (CAY, May 8): Usain Bolt won his first 100 m of the season at the 2nd Cayman Invitational with 10.09 (+0.3) over his club-mate Kemar Bailey Cole also 10.09 (10.083 to 10.089). More than 5000 spectators watched the meet at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Bolt wasn't the best out of the blocks and seemed to ease up at the end. Third Daniel Bailey of Antigua 10.23. "It's always good to run under 10 seconds," said Bolt, while adding "I'm always disappointed if I don't run under 10 seconds. I just did not felt the power from the blocks and when I got to 50 metres it wasn't the normal race," added Bolt. "It was just a bad race," he said while adding "I just have to go back and figure out with my coach what went wrong." But, Bolt is not too concern about the rest of the season, reminding people that "last year was the same thing and I bounced back very well (win triple gold at the Olympics), so now I just have to figure out the problem and just move from there." Writes Trackalerts. In the women 100 m Carmelita Jeter posted world leading and first sub 11 of the year 10.95 (+0.4) over Barbara Pierre 11.02 personal best and Kerron Stewart 11.10. World and olympic winner LaShawn Merritt continues in running the 200 m and won here with very good 20.26 (+0.7). In winning ways also olympic medalist from London Luguelin Santos at the 400 m in 45.35 ahead of Trinidad´s Jarrin Solomon 45.65. Jamaican olympic medalist Hansle Parchment won the hurdles in close race in 13.25 (+0.5) ahead of 2009 World champion of Barbados Ryan Brathwaite 13.26 (no success for Europeans Ladji Doucoure did not finish and Andy Turner 14.11 as 6th). High quality 50.73 in women 400 m for Novlene Williams-Mills ahead Mushaumi Robinson of USA 51.19. In the 400 m hurdles olympic silver winner Lashinda Demus opened with 55.34 as third, when Tiffany Williams won in 55.04 and Jamaican Ristananna Tracey was second 55.10. Other winners Eric Alejandro of Puertorico men 400 m hurdles 49.59 and on the women side Canadian Melissa Bishop 2:02.83 in the 800 m, Aleesha Barber 13.04 (+0.4) of Trinidad at 100 m hurdles and relay olympic winner Tianna Bartoletta 23.30 (+0.8) in the 200 m. 

World lead for Ortega 13.17
BAIE MAHAULT (FRA, May 8): The 9th edition of Guadeloupe International Meeting in the Caribbean was highlighted by fast time of "new Robles" Cuban Orlando Ortega who clocked 13.17 (+0.3) world leading and his second fastest ever. Behind him US hurdlers David Payne 13.34 and Ryan Wilson 13.41. Fourth another Cuban talent and last year world junior champion Yordan O´Farril who improved to 13.47 in the senior hurdles. Close duel at 400 m hurdles when Cuban Omar Cisneros won in 49.00 ahead of Jehue Gordon 49.05, Jeshua Anderson 49.62 and Kerron Clement 49.76. Trinidad´s Rondell Sorrillo won the 100 m in 10.21 (+0.2) over US Calesio Newman 10.24. US wins for Lashauntea Moore in the 200 m 22.99 (+0.2) and male jumpers Keith Moffatt (225 high jump) and WIll Claye 17.09 (+0.0, his only valid attempt in the triple jump). Another olympic medalist in women triple Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia topped the result list with 14.22 (0.0). Jamaican Patricia Hall won the 400 m in 51.24 ahead of Kineke Alexander of St. Vincent 51.63 and Deedee Trotter 51.67. Rose Almanza of Cuba got the 800 m in 2:02.48 and Lavonne Idlette of Dominican Republic was the best in the 100 m hurdles in 13.15 (0.0) in close race as second Tenaya Jones of USA had the same time. Favorites were behind, Nia Ali 4th 13.26 and Derval O´Rourke 13.42 5th.

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