Quanera Hayes, photo by PhotoRun.net
Hayes 50.04 WL
CORAL GABLES (USA, Apr 8): Quanera Hayes clocked fast World leading 50.04 in the 400 m at the Hurricane Invitational. Second Jamaican short sprinter Simone Facey 53.09 PB. Alysha Newman cleared in third attempt Canadian pole vault record 471. Good 200 m by Shakima Wimbley 22.67 (+0.6). On the men side Walter Dix won the 100 m in 10.25 (+0.1) and Tevin Hester the 200 m in 20.67 (+0.7). Freddie Crittenden won the hurdles in personal best 13.42 (+1.7). Bahamian Michael Mathieu in 46.72 beat US 400 m hurdler Johnny Dutch 47.32. Desmond Palmer topped 400 m hurdles in 49.85.
RunBlogRun opines: Nice to see Quanera Hayes running well. She had dealt with some injury issues during the Olympic Trials and now, healthy and fit, Quanera has the world leader! Looking forward to seeing Ms. Hayes run so well. The 400 meters will be extremely competitive this year, as always. Remember that Quanera broke the American record for 300 meters indoors this past indoor season!